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Installation Views ‘Ni quitter ni coller’

October 11th, 2011

Here are two installation views of the exhibition ‘Ni coller ni coller’ at The McClure Gallery last February.
Mark Dixon - The McClure Gallery
Main Gallery, right-hand wall.

The McClure Gallery
Main Gallery, Cecile Ronc, Sebastien Worsnip, Mark Dixon.

Mark Dixon - The McClure Gallery
Front gallery. Painting on left – Sebastien Worsnip. Painting on right – Mark Dixon.

Video Ni quitter ni coller – The McClure Gallery

February 15th, 2011

Here is a video made by The McCLure Gallery from the night of the opening :

Ni quitter ni coller
de Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc et Sébastien Worsnip.
Galerie McClure. Vernissage. Fevrier 2011
Montreal (QC)
Exposition collective de peinture.

Current Exhibition ‘Ni quitter ni coller’

February 4th, 2011

Here is the information for my curent exhibition with fellow Montreal artists Cécile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip.
For more information, view the press release.

Dixon - Ronc - Worsnip

Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip
Neither to stray nor to follow
February 4 to 26 2011
Vernissage: Thursday, February 3 at 6 pm

The McClure Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Neither to stray nor to follow, featuring the paintings of Mark Dixon, Cecile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip. The title is taken from a Chinese maxim and references landscape and the elements of nature as a primary source of artistic inspiration. The maxim well represents the artists’ approach to painting, all of which tend towards abstraction without, however, completely abandoning an evocation of landscape.

In preparation for the exhibition, Dixon, Ronc and Worsnip met regularly to exchange ideas, report on their works in progress and to engage in and provoke a more profound reflection on an art practice that focuses on a theme as ancient as painting itself. The artists have sought in their works to evoke more than to represent, to question the illusory nature of pictorial space as well as to permit the co-existence of several visual languages. They also sought to bring particular attention to the tactile aspect of paint and colour as expressions of the link between landscape and the inner life of the psyche.

La galerie McClure a le plaisir de présenter l’exposition Ni quitter ni coller des peintres Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc et Sébastien Worsnip. Le titre de ce projet est issu d’une maxime chinoise et fait référence à la source d’inspiration première des artistes : le paysage et les éléments naturels. En effet, ceux-ci leur servent de prétextes à des explorations formelles qui tendent vers l’abstraction sans jamais quitter l’évocation du paysage.

Dixon, Ronc et Worsnip se rencontrent régulièrement pour échanger sur leur travail. Il en ressort une importante réflexion sur des pratiques intéressées par un sujet aussi ancien que la peinture elle-même. Les artistes recherchent dans leurs œuvres : « […] à évoquer plutôt qu’à représenter, à figurer ; à suggérer des espaces multiples et contradictoires au sein d’un même espace pictural illusoire, à faire coexister plusieurs langages visuels, à accorder une attention particulière à l’aspect tactile de la peinture et une place privilégiée à la couleur comme expression des liens entre le paysage et la vie psychique…»

Book – Making Art Connections

December 3rd, 2010

Two of my paintings are included in the book Making Art Connections, published by McGraw-Hill in Australia. There is also a write up about my work.

You may view the 2 pages my paintings are on in this PDF file.

Making Art Connections is a new practical-based Visual Arts text for junior students in New South Wales. With a contemporary and fun design, Making Art Connections concentrates on your students? own experiences in creating art, while introducing them to new language, concepts and the world of a diverse range of artists. Making Art Connections enables your students to draw links between their own experiences and the artists, artworks and audiences that surround them, providing a rich learning experience.
Written by experienced author and teacher Chris Bates and practising Visual Arts teachers Megan Booth and Sean O’Keeffe, Making Art Connections ensures that students actively experience and appreciate the artmaking process.

Making Art Connections - Mark Dixon

Rob and Maria’s Wall

April 25th, 2007

Nice to see that the painting has found a nice home.

About Me

October 21st, 2004

I am a painter and have lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 1998. Before Montreal I lived in Halifax, Carrabassett Valley, Bouler and Providence. I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada.

The idea for this blog started as a place to post images from my sketchbook. While it has remained this to a large extent, it expanded in scope as well. I also have been posting images of works in progress from time to time. From this I have developed a method of working where I work on images of unfinished paintings in Photoshop before continuing with them in the studio. Furthermore, I am also posting a fair amount of material in the Politics and Ideas section. These are mostly articles that I come accross in my reading of numerous web sites. And lastly I also post things from my trips or general life in the Day to Day section.

You may also view examples of my art work on my portfolio site here –

If you are interested in buying drawings shown on my blog (or paintings from my portfolio web site, please contact me by clicking the Contact link in the left hand column.

I also work as a web designer for a non-profit foundation.