Marchessault will be showing recent work at the Bau Xi Galleries booth at ART Toronto. The new paintings are a departure from earlier tree paintings.
A much more painterly fresh surface now integrates tree form with colour and atmosphere. Distinct horizons and distant landscape features are played down or eliminated entirely.
Trees still form the subject of interest, but without the landscape's receding horizons viewers gain a different sense of how Marchessault sees the structure of trees. The use of bolder colours/textures now accentuates the emotional impact.