When its job is done, and the trees have grown together, the little girl collects the lace and ties her shoe
2017 | Acrylic and pen on hardboard | 9” x 9” | courtesy the artists and Division Gallery, Montreal, Toronto
For over 20 years, Dumontier and Farber have been collaborating together on idiosyncratic paintings with poetic aphoristic and humourous reflections on day-to-day life. For their writing they draw inspiration from absurdist stand up comedy and surrealist humour. While their work has an air of charming nonchalance, their musings often speak of the complexities surrounding the psyche and human emotions.
Based in Winnipeg, Dumontier and Farber are founding members of the internationally acclaimed Royal Art Lodge and both remained in the group until its disbandment in 2008. In 2014, the duo was shortlisted for a Sobey Art Award for their Library series. Both artists have shown their work internationally in solo and group exhibitions such as, Growth, Galerie Division, Montreal; Memories Not How You Remembered Them, KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden; After the Royal Art Lodge, Division Gallery, Toronto; Nothing Is Better Than Nothing, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Summer Reading, The Hole, New York; My Winnipeg, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Royal Art Lodge: Learned Helplessness, Houldsworth Gallery, London.
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