- Date: Friday, January 5, 2018 – Saturday, January 27, 2018
- Time: 7:00pm
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On January 5th at 7Pm, LANTERN opens 2018 with two brilliant artists whose aesthetic is stark, crisp and fully realized. Having wanted to work with both Sylvia Matas and Caroline Monnet for years, this opportunity to exhibit them together for Twin Poems is both fortuitous and synchronistic. Their work pairs beautifully together. LANTERN will be exhibiting ten new Sylvia Matas graphite draw- ings, and six new wood panels by Caroline Monnet. Both artists will also be presenting videos. Behind the sun (S. Matas) is a mysterious, looping narrative about an automobile breakdown on a country road. Forbidden to Swim (C. Monnet) features a kalei- doscopic collage of opulent church domed ceilings paired with a sparse voice over attesting to water contamination on First Nations communities.
Monnet’s laser-cut wood reliefs are etched and burnt black with an ingenious use of tech and design. There is a wonderful tactility and delicate balance between the high art modernist design, pre- cise laser cut lines, and the natural, familiar wood grain surface.
Matas’ works are haunting, elusive meditations: “We experience time in a linear fashion, but it is often described by science and mythology as being cyclical or synchronous. As with many things, the way we perceive time through the filter of being human, might not be accurate or the best description. ” -S. Matas.
Her graphite duplicates about time and human dwellings are fold- ed in the middle to mimic the centre pages of a sketchbook, then carefully and expertly framed to keep that intimate shape.
Please do come to the opening Friday, January the 5th from 7pm- 10pm. Caroline Monnet & Sylvia Matas: Twin Poems will be running for the month of January only. There is a lot of interest in these artworks so please do not hesitate if you have any inquiries.
Paul Zacharias Director
211 PACIFIC AVENUE, WINNIPEG, MB
FRIDAYS 7 TO 10 PM
SATURDAYS 12 TO 5 PM
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