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The Curl – Andrea Mortson

For her newest exhibition at Galerie 3, Andrea Mortson presents a series of paintings entitled The Curl.

The curl lifts the surface to reveal an alternate side, previously hidden but equal. The curl reminds us that it is impossible to represent the external world without simultaneously referring to an internal one. The curl gains form as it twists.

The paintings in this exhibition refer to ordinary interactions between art and nature—the landscape travelled to deliver a painting, the flower arranger at work, art being created en plein air, or the choreographed experience of a sculpture garden—as well as the human-centric pursuit of permanence that lies beneath all of these activities.

– Andrea Mortson


Andrea Mortson’s paintings invite us into a dreamlike world where symbols and colours are engaged in a captivating dialogue with reality. Imaginary landscapes, existing as outward manifestations of an inner state, transport us to a magical world, both free and romantic, that evokes a sense of escape and the recollection of lost moments.

She took part in the Oh, Canada exhibition at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts, USA) and the Painting Project at the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal). Her work is collected by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Owen Art Gallery, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, the Canada Council Art Bank, BMO Financial Group as well as private collections in Canada and the U.S. In 2018, she receive the Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. She lives and works in Sackville, New Brunswick.


Opening on March 22nd – 5:30 pm
In the presence of the artist

Galerie 3

Opened in 2015 by Pascal Champoux, Abdelilah Chiguer and Norbert Langlois, passionate collectors, Galerie 3 is dedicated to professional Canadian contemporary art and renowned for its convivial atmosphere. Galerie 3 stands as a reference location and meeting spot for art lovers, novices and collectors alike.


  • Represent a small number of outstanding Canadian artists with cultural institutions, companies, collectors and art lovers.
  • Promote the visual arts to the general public and highlight the talent of our Canadian artists on the national scene.
  • Offer a gathering place for contemporary art enthusiasts.

Galerie 3
247 Rue Saint-Vallier E, Ville de Québec
QC G1K 3P4
Tel: 581-700-0130

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