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Montréal-based Anne-Marie Giroux's practice focuses on conceptual projects through painting, sculpture and installations. Since 2013, she has exhibited in the cities of New York, Detroit, Montréal, Miami and Toronto.

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2019-2020 Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists Exhibition. September 21 - October 21, 2019. Exhibition of fifty-two outstanding artists from across Canada. Gala Awards Night on Saturday October 19, 2019. Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada


Group Show. Drift no.7 @ VAN DER PLAS GALLERY. BLUE YELLOW and RED, Group Show. June 3 - 9, 2019. New York NY USA


Group Show. Forêt Morte no.15 @ LES IMPATIENTS. PARLE-MOI D'AMOUR, Group Show. May 1 - 15, 2019. Montréal, (QC) Canada


DRIFTS, an Installation @ Contemporary art fair ARTIST PROJECT. February 21 - 24, 2019. Toronto (ON) Canada



Solo Show. Dérive à la dérive (Drift Drifting). GALERIE ERGA. October 2018. Montréal, (QC) Canada

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Anne-Marie Giroux
Drift Drifting, a solo exhibition

By René Viau, art critic, October 2018

Translated from French by Philip Szporer

Anne-Marie Giroux makes no secret of her time spent in the world of dance. Her current paintings bear this mark. The fertile instruction she retains allows her to consider each painting as a microcosm of impressions, sensations, colors, forms and visual proposals. The work does not have to be read as the Darwinist result of the previous one, but, each time, as a "new stage". So there is a taboo, the issue of unity, which is broken. Which means that her works do not tend to look like the previous or next one. Rather, they appear as a decision, a new real focus, a full-blown step. Each canvas would thus serve in this way as a device allowing her to visually communicate her ideas. One thinks, of course, of a choreography with gestures and movements that combine with the music or the sets in order to translate different objectives from one show to another. When considered in this way, each painting by Giroux is a new project. At the same time, her work, where other media come in, cannot only be defined exclusively by painting.

The DRIFT series (2014 - 2018) displays a universe that is both ironic and chaotic in order to hamper our view. A recurring crystal form crushes markers and still frames which buckle and become brittle. Elsewhere, the effigy of a disturbing leftover head appears to pervade the painting. A scary dimension, not devoid of humor, is established. Other three-dimensional pieces, closer to installation, include the remains of a strange still life with fossilized accessories. The effect is once more, no doubt, of slippage.

DRIFTING (2017 - 2018), proposes a sardonic examination where Anne-Marie Giroux intersects, gathers sources, and cross-references, in a novel way. Playing yet again on strangeness, paintings and objects work as a fissure. Grotesque in their way, the pieces in this series shape other ways of inhabiting and reflecting the world of art. They do this by resorting to a somewhat "queer" rhetoric. A paintbrush squeezes between the gaps of a half color field, half hard edge painting. In another painting, a bird of prey throws a scavenging glance at the mummified self-portrait of its perpetrator. Being an artist? Making art? And painting? For what purpose? This might be what these paintings, these constructions, at once Dadaist and poetic, could be asking. Notably in the echoes of Duchamp and Ed Ruscha. By multiplying in “the style of”, Anne-Marie Giroux weaves references to look into the future "elsewhere". This appropriation allows a scrambling from an artistic endeavour that is made with an invigorating humour.

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2018 Solo exhibition. DÉRIVE À LA DÉRIVE ( DRIFT DRIFTING ). GALERIE ERGA. Montréal (QC) October 2018

2016 Solo exhibition. ANNE-MARIE GIROUX @ STIKEMAN ELLIOTT. Montréal, (QC) August - Oct 2016

2016 Solo exhibition. ANNE-MARIE GIROUX @ TRAN & TRAN cabinet dentaire. Montréal, (QC) April - Oct 2016

2015 Solo exhibition. GALERIE LUZ. Montréal, (QC) May 2015

2013 Solo exhibition. QUAND LA MATIÈRE PREND CORPS. ESPACE PROJET. Montréal, (QC) October 2013


2018 Group exhibition. ALL ART + . The Making of a Dream. VAN DER PLAS GALLERY. New York, NY USA June 2018

2018 Group exhibition. PARLE-MOI D’AMOUR. LES IMPATIENTS. CENTRE WELLINGTON. Montréal (QC) May 2018

2018 Contemporary Art Fair ARTIST PROJECT 2018. BETTER LIVING CENTRE. Toronto (ON) February 2018

2017 Group exhibition. ALL ART + . VAN DER PLAS GALLERY. New York, NY USA May 2017

2017 Group exhibition. PARLE-MOI D’AMOUR. CENTRE WELLINGTON. Montréal, (QC) April - May 2017

2017 Contemporary Art Fair ARTIST PROJECT 2017. BETTER LIVING CENTRE. Toronto (ON) February 2017

2016 Contemporary Art Fair MIAMI 1.0. ARTBOX.PROJECT. SPECTRUM MIAMI. Miami, FL USA Nov - Dec 2016

2016 Group show. DETROIT BIENNALE. MONA, Museum of New Art. Detroit, MI USA October 2016

2016 Group show. PARLE-MOI D’AMOUR. CENTRE WELLINGTON. Montréal, (QC) April - May 2016

2015 Group show. THE NEXT BIG THING. MONA, Museum of New Art. Detroit, MI USA October 2015

2015 Group show. DESTRUCT’ART. ESPACE PROJET. Montréal, (QC) October 2015

2015 Group show. SELFIE SHOW. MONA, Museum of New Art. Detroit, MI USA May 2015

2015 Group show. PARLE-MOI D’AMOUR. CENTRE WELLINGTON. Montréal, (QC) April - May 2015

2014 Group show. GALERIE LUZ. Montréal, (QC) Nov - Dec 2014

2014 Group show. MONOCHROME. SPACE WOMb Gallery. New York City. NY, USA July 2014

2014 Group show. SPRING ART MARKET. SPACE WOMb Gallery. New York City, NY USA April 2014

2013 Group show. ADIEU SEPTEMBER. SPACE WOMb Gallery. Long Island City. NY USA Sept - Oct 2013

2013 Group show. DOCUMENTA USA. MONA, Museum of New Art. Detroit, MI USA September 2013

2013 Group show. SQUARE EXHIBITION. SPACE WOMb Gallery. Long Island City, NY USA March 2013

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