Michael Dumontier, this way/that way, 2009: “Dumonthier is from Winnipeg, and was one of the founders of the Royal Art Lodge, the collective that Marcel Dzama also came from. But Michael on his own is so different from the group — his work is narrative in a way, too, but they do illustrations, dolls, and drawings where Michael’s personal work is reduced and minimal. In this image are four works, from left: a children’s drawing of a rectangle that’s been carefully cut out of a book and held to the wall with a couple of staples; four pieces of masonite painted white with pencil lines that look like two envelopes; a found piece of colored masonite with pencil lines that looks like a manila envelope; and two pieces of masonite, one black and one red, placed together with a tiny gap to make a book.”
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Michael Dumontier, this way/that way, 2009: “Dumonthier is from Winnipeg, and was one of the founders of the Royal Art Lodge, the collective that Marcel Dzama also came from. But Michael on his own is so different from the group — his work is narrative in a way, too, but they do illustrations, dolls, and drawings where Michael’s personal work is reduced and minimal. In this image are four works, from left: a children’s drawing of a rectangle that’s been carefully cut out of a book and held to the wall with a couple of staples; four pieces of masonite painted white with pencil lines that look like two envelopes; a found piece of colored masonite with pencil lines that looks like a manila envelope; and two pieces of masonite, one black and one red, placed together with a tiny gap to make a book.”