Mónica Márquez presenting Sevy Euqcoral from her series The Lives of Others
Opening/vernissage Thursday September 16, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ottawa Art Gallery d’Art d’Ottawa
Mónica Márquez, Colombian-Canadian digital artist, photographer, and painter based in the Ottawa region since 2001, will present one work at the upcoming group show Confluences by BRAVO at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Galerie Annexe). She is also Walk the Arts co-director and our chef during Studio Italia, our painting workshop in Tuscany.
Intended as a revision of Pop Art, The Lives of Others is inspired by the nature of human relationships on the Internet’s social networks.
She writes: “On social networks, there is self-marketing, which includes our search for the perfect promotional image, that obliges us to conceal our own reality, our real image. My series The Lives of Others shows the other face of the characters on Facebook: their inner lives, their moments of “real reality,” what they really are outside this network, the faces that we do not see; in short, what has been left out”.
- Monica Marquez, Sevy Euqcoral 2010
The artist thanks the Ontario Arts Council for supporting this project.
The work will be on view until November 7, 2021. More details about the opening at the OAG Galerie Annexe.