monday morning eye candy: Marianne Chénard

“My interest for the history of Ceramics and its industrialization gave life to my Remade/Refabriqué au Canada series. I use antique porcelain tableware imported from England that was long perceived as a luxury and a sign of sophistication. I integrate a typically Canadian imagery to the original motifs found on the pottery whilst adding a personal touch to them. A little in the way of the graffiti artists who appropriate the public space, I also play with contrasts by appropriating images already known to me and then divert them from their original sense. This interpretation work gives way to singular pieces that clearly situate themselves as contemporary through their aesthetical qualities. I play with the appropriation of known images and their re-contextualization as a way to divert from their original sense and to surprise and challenge the viewer.”