Welcome to the West End Gallery
The much-anticipated 5th solo exhibition of new paintings by Annabelle Marquis opens Saturday, October 22. A talented painter from Montreal, Marquis first studied as a graphic designer before pursuing a painting career in 2006. Her style blossomed alongside her artistic freedom as she created a dramatic and distinct style for herself. Aiming to captivate the gaze of the beholder while striving to connect with the mind, she creates visual ambushes - pictorial scavenger hunts where the rules are dictated by the tenuous thread that links conscious to unconscious. Open to the artistic process and what may come, Marquis notes “I do not start off with a preconceived idea; the paper guides me.” As she spreads torn paper for her collage across the canvas, she “enjoys the sensation of dried glue and pigment on [her] hands.” Creating this dynamic interaction of form, colour, and texture the ensuing creations are spontaneous and magnetic.
Exhibition continues through November 3. All artwork subject to pre-sale.