Juxtapoz Magazine – Marie-Claude Marquis Finds an “Inner Romance” as She Kicks off the New Harman Projects in NYC

ByMary E. Alvarez

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Harman Initiatives is delighted to existing Interior Romance, a solo exhibition by Montreal-centered artist Marie-Claude Marquis. The exhibition will be Marquis’ debut solo presentation in New York Town and will mark the grand opening of Harman Assignments.




By way of her daring and truthful statements showing as hand painted text on the surfaces of nostalgic classic plates, Marquis finds widespread floor with the viewer. Not only do these acquainted objects come to feel as if they have been conjured straight from an outdated memory, but the artist’s text reflects many of our internal most ideas and feelings. Commenting on modern society, sexuality and a host of topical themes, her irreverent typographic interventions acquire on new that means when paired with their far more conventional canvases.

For Interior Romance, Marquis’ do the job has shifted in target from themes of interpersonal appreciate to self-adore. Right after quite a few exhibitions discovering concepts relating to courting and breakups Inner Romance is a reflection on the artist’s newly made romantic relationship with herself. In this new context, the perform becomes favourable affirmations and mantras. In By yourself Not Lonely, the artist reminds us that your best china should not be reserved for the satisfaction of other people, but that it is similarly suited for supper for one.

In addition to her signature get the job done on ceramic plates, the artist will be exhibiting embroideries on vintage-needle details and velveteen product. The centerpiece of the gallery will be a maximalist, meal table installation created specially for the exhibition.

Make sure you sign up for Harman Initiatives on Saturday, June 18th from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of Interior Romance. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, June 18th to Saturday, July 9th. 



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