Avant la pomme Solo Exhibit Espace Robert Poulin Belgo Building, # 411 372 Saint-Catherine Street W Montréal, Canada September 25 - November 1, 2014
The Tough Guy and the Texan Solo Exhibit Neubacher Shor Contemporary 5 Brock Ave, Toronto, Canada October 22 - November 15, 2014
Art Toronto 2014 Neubacher Shor Contemporary Booth #1210, Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building Exhibit Hall A & B 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada Friday, Oct. 24 - Monday, October 27
Born in Canada in 1982, Mirana Zuger is currently based in New York. A graduate of Concordia University (BFA with Distinction) Zuger has also been selected for artist residencies in Croatia and France. She has exhibited widely in Canada, as well as New York, Paris and Zagreb. Her works are found in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
In a contemporary world that is characterized by fast-moving, ironic and easy images, my work asks for a sustained and attentive approach on the part of the viewer. The patient viewer is rewarded by a depth and complexity of experience that is authentic and unique. My paintings are both object and image, and ask the viewer to engage in a bodily way with the physicality of the surfaces they encounter.
Beyond the visual references of shape and colour to various ecosystems, my process and approach invoke the undisciplined and unintentioned phenomenon of geological, meteorological, and biological systems. Like clouds, the paintings are the natural outcome of an organic process devoid of the artificiality of external intent. Free from the confines of judgement or convention, each mark accumulates as an aggregate of natural residues into a work that is its own living system.