Maryse Larivière B.I.B.L.E.

Maryse Larivere, artlab exhibition

We’re doomed. We all know it. Unless of course we pack our bags and leave this Earth. The only matters left to dispute are where to go, how to get there, and what to bring. In the past few years we've seen the Marxist-Humanists reach for God and his Apostles, the Speculative Realists for their arche-fossils, and the Accelerationists for the clutch. For Maryse Larivière it's a handmade magic carpet, fuelled by the orgone energy of a dozen clocks glowing under the light of their electric spermatozoa.

In Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, Maryse Larivière builds on Surrealist artistic and literary forms to conjure an otherworldly domestic scene: a floating chair, a houseplant turned on its side, a religious icon, bird shit, a giant beaded necklace on a banana hanger, a vintage ashtray, a small fan, an orgone blob, a quilted black magic carpet, stripes, polka dots, coloured LED lights, an exit sign, and a series of writings penned at the threshold of consciousness…. Libidinal aesthetics.

Arthur R. Rose, 2013

Maryse Larivière

B.I.B.L.E. : Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
January 9-21, 2014
Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm

For more information contact:

Susan Edelstein
Gallery Director
(519) 661-2111 x85855
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
University of Western Ontario
Perth Drive, N6A 5B