Modern: North American tastes of the past through Brian Rideout

Entering Parisian Laundry’s latest exhibition Modern, one is propelled back in time into an open-spaced living room from the mid-twentieth-century. Resting on a beige fur carpet, a khaki-brown cushioned couch sits at the center of the gallery facing a glass coffee table. Two household plants sit side-by-side of the couch while two chairs with wave-like… Continue reading Modern: North American tastes of the past through Brian Rideout

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Expo Chromatic: Celebrating the Montreal Contemporary Art Scene

Soaring through its 8th edition this year, Chromatic took place at Arsenal and Studio l’Éloi while, once again, offering a multidisciplinary program filled with art and music by local and international artists. The focus of this weeklong festival (May 24 to June 1) is to expose the local art scene while showcasing artistic networks between… Continue reading Expo Chromatic: Celebrating the Montreal Contemporary Art Scene

Cryptic Digital Simulation with Ed Atkins at the DHC/ART

After viewing DHC/ART’s latest exhibition, Ed Atkins: Modern Piano Music, one is likely to feel confused, disturbed, and fascinated. Presenting his first exhibition in Canada, the foundation exhibits five of British artist, Ed Atkin’s, videos: Even Pricks (2013), Hisser (2015), Happy Birthday!! (2014), Ribbons (2014) and Safe Conduct (2016). Atkins practices with computer-generated imagery (CGI),… Continue reading Cryptic Digital Simulation with Ed Atkins at the DHC/ART

Quentin Garel at Galerie Got

Walking down the opulent St. Paul Street, between rows of private galleries, filled with vibrant colored canvases and Jeff Koon-like sculptures placed by the vitrines, Got Gallery stands out as it presents a humbler, more down-to-earth approach. Upon entering the gallery, carefully carved sculptures and expressive charcoal drawings of the faces and busts of animals… Continue reading Quentin Garel at Galerie Got

FUTURISTIC FUTURE AT PROJET PANGÉE

How do the Internet and technology influence the arts, and how do artists respond to the digital age through the materiality of the art object? What materialistic strategies do they utilize to depict the digital realm in their works? In Projet Pangée’s group exhibition Futuristic Future the artworks by Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Amy Brener and Cat Bluemke seek… Continue reading FUTURISTIC FUTURE AT PROJET PANGÉE

Chagall: Colour and Music at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Set designs and costumes, puppets and illustrated fables, stained-glass windows and tapestry – these are the various materials created by Belorussian-French artist, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Chagall: Colour and Music. Displaying over 340 works, the extensive exhibition was curated by an impressive roster of international curators, such as… Continue reading Chagall: Colour and Music at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Interactivity and Curatorial Creativity in Arsenal’s Latest Exhibition

Refreshing, dynamic, inventive – these adjectives should be used to appropriately describe Arsenal Montreal’s latest exhibition on multidisciplinary Canadian artist, Marc Séguin (b. 1970), called Marc Séguin: Atemporalités. The curatorial approach and display to his artistic practice reconsiders the ways in which a solo exhibition ought to be produced. A visual artist, as well as… Continue reading Interactivity and Curatorial Creativity in Arsenal’s Latest Exhibition