January 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Fine Art, News, News Release, School of Art

Bonnie Marin: What are you afraid of? is the third exhibition in the series of projects that the School of Art Gallery is mounting featuring the work of prominent artists who are, or have been, associated with the School of Art.

This exhibition features a brand new body of work by Bonnie Marin consisting of collaged works on paper, wax reliefs and multi-faceted sculptures, all which pull on deep-rooted anxieties and often unacknowledged tensions of contemporary living. Her first solo exhibition in Winnipeg in over a decade, Marin has exhibited her work consistently nationally and internationally since graduating from the School of Art in 1989.

“I have been a huge fan of Bonnie Marin’s dark yet humorous work for many years,” says Gallery Director and Curator Mary Reid. “Her collages hold the marvelous ability to tweak our memories, to pick at our sore spots, and to also provoke a wry smile.”

“Bonnie Martin has been visible in several group shows alongside the work of Winnipeg artists,” comments Paul Hess, Director of the School of Art, on one of the School’s alumni. “We are delighted to host a solo exhibition so that audiences have the opportunity to acquire a more in depth understanding of her work.”

According to the artist, “I consider all of my work as narratives, akin to stills from a movie. You see the image on the surface, but there is a whole lot more going on behind the story.”

The exhibition runs to March 1, 2013. The artist will lead an exhibition tour on Wednesday, January 30 at noon and a celebratory reception will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 5-8 p.m. Entrance to the gallery, the artist talk and reception are all free and open to the public.

More about the Artist:

Bonnie Marin is a Winnipeg-based artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art, University of Manitoba. She works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, collage, painting, and artist books. Her work has been shown in various cities throughout North America, and can be found in public collections such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank and the Glenbow Museum and in numerous private collections. Over the course of her career she has received several grants for her work from the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Marin’s work has recently been featured at Plug In ICA in the Winter Kept Us Warm chapter of the My Winnipeg exhibition which was earlier mounted in France in the summer of 2011.

School of Art Gallery
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Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is Free.

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Images available upon request.

For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (sean_moore@umanitoba.ca).

Or Mary Reid, Director / Curator, School of Art Gallery, 204-474-9322 (Mary_Reid@umanitoba.ca)

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