Working within the vernacular of our possessions and surroundings, Marlon Kroll’s work is a form of speculative anthropology, tracing the uncanny connections between things and forms, people and belongings, truth and allusion. Within his works, both on and off the wall, familiar and alien forms recombine, adapt and exchange so as to pretend a likeness, proposing a sentience somewhere beyond human and an essential value to things as they are. Using drawing in its expanded sense as a way to navigate the world and one’s place in it, he imagines a today where consequence is essential and adaptive reuse assumed. Tomorrow lies at our feet, unassembled.
Georges Drolet is the generous sponsor of Marlon Kroll’s studio for 2021. Marlon Kroll’s studio was sponsored by the generous support of Ann Birks in 2018 & 2019.
Marlon Kroll is a German/Canadian artist living and working in Montreal. Kroll holds a BFA in Fine Arts (Ceramics concentra- tion) from Concordia University. In 2017, he participated in a cre- ation residency at Vermont Studio Center. In 2020, Marlon Kroll received the William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists from the Hnatyshyn Foundation.
Flat File, Camayuhs, Atlanta, GA
Maison Modèle, Centre Clark, Montreal, QC
La Machine Qui Enseignait Des Airs Aux Oiseaux, group show, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal QC
[TBT], group show, Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto, ON
sunrise it cryztallise, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
Red Sky at Morning, group show, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, New York (US)
Gestures of Comfort, group show, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
Thirsty Things, Clint Roenisch, Toronto, ON
Épisode Laurier, group show, Montreal
No Sun No Stars, No Anchor No Guide, Queenspecific, Toronto (ON)
Whose line is it anyway?, with Joy Walker, 8eleven, Toronto (ON)
Hopping The Twig, group show, Calaboose, Montreal
Summer, group show, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal
A Place in The Country, group show, Clint Roenisch, Toronto (ON)
To Everything A Season, To Everything A Stain, soon.tw, Montreal
Vacancy, group show, Bunker 2, Toronto (ON)
Making Spaces, group show, FOFA Gallery, Montreal