20 March 202419 April 2024



Exhibition ending on April 19th. Closed for Easter week from March 25th to April 1st.

Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons by private appointment.

"Gordon and Henri Stole My Scissors in a Dream" is the prelude to a drawing, printmaking and painting project that will be presented as a solo exhibition by artist Tanya Morand at the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts in Canada in 2025. This series of silkscreens printed on paper present images created by Morand with a particular approach to silkscreen printing: based on various drawings, the artist prints using multiple screens with different colours and configurations where one or several parts are repeated, giving rise to always different compositions.

This exhibition, as a tribute to Gordon Matta-Clark and Henri Matisse, imagines playful scenes as a resistance to the multiple urban problems that are currently a cause of concern worldwide: poor urban planning, the dilapidation, the abandonment and the demolition of old buildings; and the challenges of automobile-dominated metropolises.

Influenced by Matta-Clark's “Splitting,” some of Tanya Morand's images are made of geometric shapes, while other elements are constructed by cutting out her own images of cities and parks into organic patterns that evoke petals and leaves, in the style of Matisse, who translated his love of nature into colourful silhouettes. Pedestrians and cyclists move through these impossible perspectives, sometimes defying the laws of gravity. These figures serve as a poetic metaphor for the transition of cities towards more human environments.

Like Matta-Clark, the artist considers the development of cities towards safer and healthier environments as a global process that can be achieved through urban planning, architecture and the visual arts. It is necessary to imagine a new space; that invites us to rethink the familiar and everyday.

Tanya Morand's works have been exhibited in Canada, as well as in the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Finland. Her paintings have been presented at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bay Saint Paul, Canada. Her work is included in the CPOA collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the National Library and Archives of Quebec, the Inno-Centre Collection in Montreal and the Art Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as numerous private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2025 the artist will present a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Sherbrooke, Canada.



Website: http://www.tanyamorand.com     Instagram: @tanyamorand