Maryse Larivière

Opening Reception
Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7-10pm

Exhibition Dates
January 21 - March 11, 2017

DNA is pleased to present Echoes From The Bosom, a solo exhibition by artist Maryse Larivière that proposes a dream-like experience through a series of sculptural, collage, quilt and book works at the frontier of poetry and fiction. The works presented in Echoes From The Bosom are filtered through the lyrical voices and bird songs in the ambient air, with a sound piece that explores love, life and art. The exhibition presents a new iteration of the artist’s investigation of affect as catalyst for knowledge production.

Maryse Larivière is an artist, writer and scholar whose work re-imagines how we engage with the textual, visual and social through bodily and emotional encounters. Her practice crosses art, literature and theory, taking the form of text, performance, sculpture, and collage. Recent projects include: The Levitation of Birds (Untitled Artist Society, Calgary, 2017), In Some Far Place (The Rooms, St.Jonh’s, 2017), A Pool Is Water (Galerie Division Montreal, 2016), Down to Write You this Poem Sat (Oakville Galleries, 2016), Talking Back, Otherwise (Art Museum University of Toronto, 2016), Where Wild Flowers Grow (Kunstverein Toronto, 2015), and L.S.D. Your Delusion, My Reality (8Eleven, Toronto, 2015). Her books of poetry include Hummzinger (2016) and Where Wild Flowers Grow (2015). She has contributed experimental writings to a variety of platforms including C Magazine, Esse Art+Opinions and Organism for Poetic Research. Lariviere is the 2016-2017 writer-in-residence at Gallery 44.