Selected Press Quotes

 

"Polymath only begins to describe Margaux Williamson, a Toronto-based painter, screenwriter, director, playwright, movie critic, and book character. When I imagine her, she seems to alight on genres as a butterfly might on flowers, pollinating each next one with the dust of the previous one." - Megan McDonald Walsh, BOMB

 

"My resistance crumbled. I found myself falling in love with painting again. Williamson’s paintings dissolve binaries and, in turn, dissolved my own binaries. By reconciling opposition in the most elegant way, they got me thinking, making me think that these are, in fact, conceptual works of art." - Kenneth Goldsmith, The Believer

 

"Williamson began to imagine a place where these paintings could belong together, without the pressure of being shown in a commercial gallery. What appeared in her mind was The Road at the Top of the World Museum, another fiction of sorts." - Thessaly LaForce, Vogue

 

"Williamson's paintings are both playful in approach and ambitious in scope, grappling with the existential questions that consume her: whether painting can be meaningful and what it might mean to be able to see "everything"." - Erica Schwiegershausen, New York Magazine

 

I visited Margaux’s show "I Could See Everything" at Mulherin + Pollard and encountered an artist as inviting as her paintings—paintings that at first felt plainspoken, appealing in the apparent simplicity of their observations, yet were coupled with titles, with implications of totality, that vaulted their stakes." - Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Adult Magazine

 

"My girlfriend exclaimed over the titles while I exclaimed over the technique as we played with different pairings of her paintings... I was struck by the textures, the sparkly quality, and the light. The titles were scrawled in pencil on the walls beside the works. It was a perfect illustration of Margaux at play in the real of fictional painter." - Hilary Harkness, The Huffington Post