By Dorota Kozinska

 
Two artists are being showcased this time, and although at first glance their productions seem strikingly diverse, there is a thread that weaves through both.

It is not the style - one is a figurative artist, with a bold visual statement, the other abstract, and ethereal - but rather a certain subtle visual aesthetic.

Kanako Noda is from Japan. She studied cultural anthropology in Osaka, and later visual arts in Bologna, Italy.

Her medium is as fragile as it is ancient...paper: "To me, paper is not a support: it's the substance of lines and colors." It is the material on which she bases her wall drawings, installations and paintings.

"Summer Garden" is  a  series  of  studies  in  light  and  colour,  the  artist  using  the  analogy  of

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Kanako Noda
Summer Garden
Colored rice paper on glass

Kanako Noda
Summer Garden (ID 233)
Colored rice paper on glass 2016 60.96 x 60.96 cm
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Kanako Noda
Summer Garden (ID 230)
Colored rice paper on glass 2016 60.96 x 60.96 cm
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Kanako Noda
Summer Garden (ID 235)
Colored rice paper on glass 2016 60.96 x 60.96 cm

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holding a leaf up to the bright, penetrating sunshine in a garden, and the result is a kaleidoscopic variation on an undulating image.

Montreal artist, Marianne Pon-Layus, has a degree in visual and media arts from UQAM, and her preferred subject matter are scenes where the players are identical young women engaged in activities from sensual to violent.

Painted in pastel colours, her unusual human dramas are at once theatrical and realistic.

In this series, "Rediffusion - Rerun", she picks up from an earlier production, reworking, reconfiguring the paintings and personages to match her evolving visual expression.

It is at once a continuation, and a denouement. Two recent works complete the exhibition, dealing with the never easy subject of death, with a dose of artistic license to cushion the blow.

 














Marianne Pon-Layus
Rediffusion - Rerun
Oil painting on canvas

Marianne Pon-Layus
A Riffle full of dreams
Graphite,acrylic and oil on canvas 122 x 153 cm
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Marianne Pon-Layus
Dans la rue
Acrylic and oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm
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Marianne Pon-Layus
The saddest story ever told
Acrylic and oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm
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Marianne Pon-Layus
Douche dorée
Graphite,acrylic and oil on canvas 122 x 153 cm

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