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Marianne Pon-Layus La dernière fille


Marianne Pon-Layus, Destroy Your Life, 2017, acrylique et huile sur toile / acrylic and oil on canvas, 152 x 168 cm

Gallery Tour with the Artist: Thursday January 10 at 5 pm
Vernissage:  Thursday January 10 at 6 pm
Exhibition:  January 11 to February 2

The McClure Gallery is pleased to present La dernière fille, an exhibition of new paintings by Marianne Pon-Layus. Her work shows oddly similar women in sensual and aggressive settings with a disconcerting humor.

The situations she depicts contradict the ways women are shown in classical paintings. Far from lascivious models or respectable mothers, her protagonists have a right to violence and desire. With cathartic intent, she wants to free the female figure of heteronormative fantasy and self-shame by exploring domination and role reversal.

MARIANNE PON-LAYUS lives in Montreal, where she draws and paints. In her work, she explores the influence of power relations and stereotypes on the construction of identity. In 2012, Pon-Layus received her Master’s of Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal’s School of Visual Arts and Media, where she was awarded the Professor’s Fund scholarship. Pon-Layus has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Galerie B-312, la Maison de la culture Frontenac and the Outremont Art Gallery. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Art-Mûr and the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent. As an artist in residence, she traveled in Quebec, Sweden, and Belgium in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, she exhibited large paintings across Canada, in Winnipeg at La Maison des artistes visuels francophones and in Dawson City at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm
 

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