Werner, Janet

Janet Werner, Her, 2008.

Numéro de lot : 

8
Her

Her est un faciès floral de face et en pleine face, un continuum de visages et de fleurs, tout en bourgeons, replis, rubans et boucles froncées. L’image fait écho aux fées des fleurs de l’époque victorienne, à une déesse empruntée à un catalogue de semences, ou encore à un délire de glaçage sucré en plein cœur des cieux menaçants. Avec son tourbillon de cheveux blonds et ses yeux ensorcelants et fixes en plein centre, Her est l’emblème d’une croissance presque psychédélique.

Huile sur toile,
  • 2008
35,5 x 45,7 cm

Valeur estimée : 

3 000 $

Janet Werner was born in Winnipeg, and lives and works in Montreal where she is Associate Professor of Painting at Concordia University. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute in Baltimore and her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT. She has shown widely in Canada including solo shows at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. Selected group exhibitions include Bestial Encounters, Winnipeg Art Gallery (2011), Generation, Art Gallery of Alberta (2008), Intrus/Intruders, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2008), and Entre/Voir, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2008). Internationally, Werner’s work was presented at the Prague Bienale (2003) and in the major survey exhibition Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA (2012). Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections as well as the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery among others.