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

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

Pierre Ayot’s Work in Progress: following the lineage of the artist’s studio

Although 2016 has not been an ideal year for most citizens of planet Earth, it certainly has been a successful year for the late Montreal native artist, Pierre Ayot (1943 – 1995). The multidisciplinary artist has had his works retrospectively exhibited in Montreal galleries, moreover, his infamous (and contentious) public sculpture, La croix du Mont-Royal,… Continue reading Pierre Ayot’s Work in Progress: following the lineage of the artist’s studio

Long Way Gone: Ways of Representing One(self)

How can artists implement them(selves) and their identities within their artworks? What artistic strategies and materials do they use? Is being the subject of the work enough or are there other ways of presenting one’s self. These questions are considered at Galerie Trois Points’s ambitiously curated solo exhibition of Canadian/Serbian artist, Milutin Gubash (b.1969), Long… Continue reading Long Way Gone: Ways of Representing One(self)

Miss Teri: Juxtaposing Rococo, Graffiti and Montreal’s Urban Landscape

An eighteenth-century aristocratic woman wearing a pastel yellow dress, specifically a mantua, reclines on a bed of dark and seemingly polluted clouds with hovering pigeons. She would appear to be gazing at the viewer, however, her face is pixelated, obstructing her identity. A cherub floats on her lower right-hand side, spray-painting the skirt of her… Continue reading Miss Teri: Juxtaposing Rococo, Graffiti and Montreal’s Urban Landscape

Wim Delvoye: Twisting and Ornamenting Quotidian Objects and Symbols

Tires, crucifixes, tattoos, gothic ornamentation and pigskin – these are the various eclectic materials and objects used by Belgium artist, Wim Delvoye (b. 1965), in the current exhibition Wim Delvoye at the DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art. Called the enfant terrible or provocateur of the art world, Delvoye seeks to shock his audience through the… Continue reading Wim Delvoye: Twisting and Ornamenting Quotidian Objects and Symbols