September 7, 2020

Luanne Martineau in Sculpture Magazine


Sculpture Magazine
September/ October 2020
Volume 39, Number 5
pp. 32 – 41

Luanne Martineau interview with Ray Cronin is available now in the Fall 2020 issue of Sculpture Magazine.

“Luanne Martineau, who works in Montreal and teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department of Concordia University, uses felt, paper, and other textile-based processes to make objects and reliefs that combine a painterly sense of image and colour with an often startling materiality. It all comes down, she says, “to one serrated needle.” Her powerful, complex, and engaging sculptural hybrids function as objects and images, engaging in social satire while critiquing the politics of the body and the ideals of Modernist taste. They can be abstract forms, or they can veer toward figuration and narrative, but they always display a high level of technical skill, art historical knowledge, conceptual rigour, and lots and lots of work. Labour is key to understanding Martineau’s work because she thinks quite literally in material, manipulating it with brain and hands to find meaning.”

To read the entire article, please click here.

Image Credit:

Hypnos, 2018
Hand needled felt
41” x 30”