CARFAC Mentor-in-Residence Artist Talk
July 7, 7 pm
CARFAC SASK is pleased to host Luanne Martineau as the 2016 Mentor in Residence.
Montreal-based Luanne Martineau produces felted wool sculptures, drawings, collages, and large-scale textile-based collage works. Combining various methods of craft with the legacies of 1950s and 1960s contemporary art, Martineau has explored the spaces in between art genres, unsettling the boundaries between style and ideology in her enticing and sensual pieces. The conversations generated through Martineau’s work bridge genres and movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, Post-minimalism, Feminism, popular culture and craft, making them fluid, porous and relevant to current discourse. In this public artist talk, Martineau will discuss the ways in which she unpacks the formal and critical underpinnings of art history and traditional female work while also creating an engagement with this history and its omissions. Martineau has exhibited across Canada and internationally including at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Power Plant, Toronto; and MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. Born in Saskatoon in 1970, Luanne Martineau lives and works in Montréal, where she is Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, at Concordia University.