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The Antler Girls - new paintings by Michael Joyal

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Opening Reception:
April 19, 2018, 7:00-10:00pm

The Antler Girls is a series of figurative works that presents an Amazonian-style society of antlered-women living within Lagimodière-Gaboury Park to explore themes of relationships. The realistic portraits, illustrated in ink, watercolour and acrylic, present women of various ages and different styles of antlers or horns, in various relationships with nature. The series presents a caste system that uses the size and shape of the antlers/horns to determine the role of each woman in this mythical society. The antlers, traditionally worn by the male, are now worn by the female and the relationship of power changes from masculine to feminine. The word ‘antler’ translates to ‘wood’ in French, a fitting turn of phrase for the series. The Antler Girls also explores the relationships between different mediums as each image is painted different than the next. Colours move around within the paintings as they share the space with pen and ink. The relationship between white space, the figures and the environment combine to present this new work from Michael Joyal.

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Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 7:00pm