Works in the exhibition
At a period in history where printed news faces extinction, Myriam Dion’s intricate newspaper cut-outs explore the intersection between folk traditions and popular culture. Crafting thoughtful mosaics out of world events, she questions our appetite for sound-bite news and sensational art, showing us the quiet power of a patient hand and an inquisitive eye. In Saturday, May 31st, Slow Down (2014), Dion takes The Gazette’s feature article to heart, weaving several identical captions into a composition as obsessively ornamental as it is arresting. If The Gazette prescribes a slower life, Dion’s meditative craft goes further, transcending language and attuning us to the visual vocabularies of a bygone era.
This is Montreal-based artist Myriam Dion’s first solo exhibition with Galerie Division. Dion’s work has been featured in several group exhibitions including Passage à découvert, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2012) and Prix Diagonale 2012, Centre d’artiste Diagonale, Montreal (2012). In 2014 she participated in Paper Biennial Rijswijk in the Netherlands. Her work can be found in several private and corporate collections including Loto-Québec.