Two Lines / White Globes (Tao Hua Tan)
ink, acrylic and gesso on Red Star Yuan paper
on verso signed, titled, dated May 2019 and inscribed "Red Star Paper"
22 1/4 x 40 3/8 in, 56.5 x 102.6 cm
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for: $8,750
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Landon Mackenzie is acclaimed for her large-scale paintings, which are in collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Audain Art Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She has participated in several residencies and exhibitions in Canada, Spain, France, Germany, the United States, Taiwan and China. Mackenzie received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for her outstanding contribution to Canadian culture and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2017). She is professor emerita at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and represented by Art45 in Montreal and Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.
In the past decade, Mackenzie made six trips to China as a guest professor and visiting artist. In 2018, she was invited to be part of an artistic residency intensive at Tao Hua Tan (THT) in Anhui Province where she first visited Red Star Paper—popularly known as the country’s oldest factory. She began to experiment with special papers that have become the base of a large body of recent works. In 2019, she returned to Tao Hua Tan. Two Lines / White Globes was one of several works made in her temporary studio there. This vibrant work shares formal parallels with Mackenzie’s large-scale particle paintings, which feature multi-coloured circles scattered across the picture plane, creating a cosmic or cellular effect.
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