Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MMFA 2015: Marion Wagschal


April 8 - August 9, 2015

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in association with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, is presenting the works of the Montreal artist Marion Wagschal. This is her first monograph exhibition at a Quebec museum. On display are close to thirty paintings produced between 1971 and 2014. They represent an overview of the painter's career. At the time when art largely favoured abstraction, Wagschal had chosen for her artistic expression figurative painting - portraiture and allegorical forms. 

Wagschal shows a preference for empathetic and even extravagant figuration. Her family members and their shared histories play an important part in stories and characters she portrays on canvasses. Her personal experiences shape the subject matter and the compositions, as she chooses to portray what she perceives as a reality in terms of an imaginary fiction.

For more information on this and other exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, visit the museum's website.

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