Selected Press Quotes

 

"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

 

"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

 

"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 recommend that you watch her film Teenager Hamlet, read her manifestos, How To Dress In Our New World, How To See In The Dark, and How To Act In Real Life,  and be deeply moved by her paintings… Margaux Williamson presents an incredible oeuvre of brutally honest, beautiful, seemingly grimy painting. I Could See Everything, perhaps was a momentary or lengthy gift of sight, providing Williamson with the insight to life/art." - Laura Horne-Gaul, Tussle Art 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

 

"Such feelings become everyone's invitation into Williamson's vision; we may not recognize the story (that is, if one is even being told), but we get the sense, and know there is magic in it. Somehow, by lurking in her secret world long enough, Williamson has learned to speak broadly, to master the delicate art of magnanimity." - David Balzer, Canadian Art Magazine