Anne Ashton Tiburón

Date(s): Sep 12 to Oct 17 2015

Location: Small Room

Exhibition

R.-M. Tremblay, 2014

Presented in OBORO’s small gallery, the monumental yet intimate project Tiburón deals with the great white shark, in danger of extinction due to human impact. This work seeks to provoke ways of thinking about our values and fears, and their underlying reasons. The artist’s intention is not to romanticize or demonize this animal, but rather to emphasize the uniqueness, as well as the primeval and mystifying beauty of this rare species.

For over 25 years, Anne Ashton’s art practice has explored the interdependence of natural phenomena, creatures and cycles. Many of her subjects (tornadoes, spiders, skeletons) reveal a profound affection for things that are considered dangerous or lacking inherent beauty. In spite of their apparent simplicity, the resulting paintings display an array of formal, scientific and cultural references, including Surrealism, Luminism, cosmology, music, folklore and myth.

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R.-M. Tremblay, 2014

Born in California, Anne Ashton studied visual art at San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been active in Montreal’s art community for almost thirty years. A founding member of Centre Clark, where she was also the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Plein sud gallery. She has had over twenty solo exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and the United States, including at OBORO (2004), the Musée régional de Rimouski (2007) and Plein sud (2010).

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Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

Tiburón, Anne Ashton – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015