December 1st 2018 to January 26 2019
Galerie Nicolas Robert is proud to present Spongieuses, an exhibition by Laurence Pilon. Pilon's new paintings function as spaces of resistance and compassion, in which she questions art-historical representations of female bodies, or their allusion, in the natural landscape. Her recent work reflects ecofeminist concerns, such as the effects of environmental degradation on women bodies. Laurence Pilon revisits the trope of bathers through an impure palette, evoking a complex materiality which is both porous and fossilized. Rather than pose for the male gaze, Pilon’s figures engage in a collective effort of protection.
Born in Montreal, Laurence Pilon lives and works in Guelph, Ontario. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Guelph and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University, which she obtained with great distinction in 2015.