Contemporary emerging art fair
Publication and feature in Language issue of The Void Magazine
Group exhibition and co-collaboration between ANTES and For The Sake Of Analog
Contre-Sens is an exhibition that focuses on traditional methods of working in the techniques of painting and analog photography. ANTES and For The Sake of Analog are two collectives that seek to promote and empower traditional techniques in Fine Arts with a contemporary outlook. With a keen focus on method, ANTES’ artists manifest classical aesthetic values and the traditionalistic medium of painting interpreted in today’s post-modern world. For the Sake of Analog promotes the practice of young art students creating work using an old medium in this modern, digital age; allowing them to express themselves in a way that modern mediums did not allow them to.
Collective empowering the painting medium, founded by Alexia McKindsey and Jose Guillermo Garcia Sierra
“ANTES” seeks the promotion and empowerment of the painting medium. Tailored to showcasing emerging artists, we are interested in the vision of current and upcoming painters. How the traditionalistic medium of painting is manifested and interpreted in today’s post-modern world. With a keen interest in classical aesthetic values, we hope to preserve and revive painting’s past through a contemporary outlook.
Group exhibition and curation featuring A Late-Summer Night’s Dream, Out To Lunch, Mindful Reflections, White Dress, Bedsheets & Wild Roses
‘Compared to what’, inspired by jazz singer Roberta Flack, brings together a disparity of works widely different from one another in terms of thematic, perspective and style but, at the same time, related. Each artist exhibiting is a current or past undergraduate student at Concordia University in the faculty of Fine Arts. The combination of shared studio space, personal relationships linking the individual artists and certain key aesthetic focal points, string a link between all ten exhibiting artists.
Group exhibition featuring Textures & Transparencies
To highlight the emergence of a new Artist Run Center, artists from various backgrounds in Tioh’tià:ke/Montreal take over an apartment building in the peripheral district of Chabanel. What new perspective can we bring to the intimacy from the home? How do we consider the notion of centrality in relation to its periphery? Consciously, inventively and spontaneously, artists transform a domestic space into a collective and wild site of becomings. Join us for the collective exhibition of this DIY art space and be taken into the penumbra of PERIPHERAL HOURS!
Group exhibition featuring Self-Portrait I, II
“Living in patterns, seeking out pleasure, in these four walls.
Take me back, take me back, take me back.
Tell me where I came from.”
At ease calm, relaxed, peaceful, serene… these are internal states we often seek through external comforts. From our homes. From those who care for us. Or perhaps a box full of objects that hold precious memories. These artists reach to those intimate spaces. Their works offer meditations on household dynamics, middle-class comforts, nostalgia, memory, traditions and origins. We hope that you’re able to feel at home during this exhibition…
Co-curation with Jose Guillermo Garcia Sierra, Collaboration between the Art Matters Festival, Art Souterrain and the VAV Gallery
The relationship between the artist and their work is directly guided by and linked with the passage of time. It is impossible to set an exact point where a tangible material becomes art. This process of transformation occurs on an individual basis unique to the artist; a performance guiding a material object into something of its own that is then characterized as art. The beginning and end of the piece are events that will forever remain in flux: an ambiguous timeline.
Online gallery representation of selected works
Collection with Centerfold featuring Come Close, Go Away and Ya Baby, This One’s a Banger
Just as the media within the artworks themselves are collected from different sources, these works were created by different artists and assembled into a kind of meta-collage. By definition,
Collection with Centerfold featuring Parallels I, Out to Lunch, Safe-T-First.
For the month of March, we opened our webspace exclusively to women, People of Colour, Indigenous peoples, and queer, trans and non-binary individuals in an effort to encourage people who possess these identities to share their work with us and use our space to promote themselves and their practice.
Online gallery representation of select works
Group exhibition and co-curation featuring Ya Babe, This One’s a Banger, Espace POP
EX·PO·SURE is an all femme pop-up exhibition showcasing emerging artists based in Montreal. By means of interdisciplinary practices, we investigate the theme of exposure through emotional vulnerability and the idea of fully occupying one’s own physical space in the world. Reclaiming what should have always been ours, we seek to offer a platform where femmes can exist and be heard.
Interactive painting Feeling.jpg exhibited in Five Crucial Tips to Outrun Marina Abromović as part of the 9th edition of the Art Souterrain festival at the Warren G. Flowers Gallery.
Five Crucial Tips to Outrun Marina Abramovic is an irreverent take on leisure and idleness, an invitation to play. Yet, under the millennial gloss, there’s a heartfelt, forward take on pop culture, new media, and art history, which shines in the CEGEP context. Young audiences aren’t always interested in learning half-baked truths from stuffy old men. Honestly, clickbait is way more appealing.
Tongue-in-cheek, brazen, and above all hands-on, these new works blur the boundary between artist and audience, the untouchable academy and the shared democratic. From the everyday to the uncanny, this playful exchange between the old and the new is timely and crucial, because only by bridging that gap can we outrun Marina Abramovic.
Graduating group exhibition upon completion of a DEC in Visual Arts at Dawson College, Montreal
The Fine Arts Department of Dawson College is pleased to present APIS: the Visual Arts Graduating Students Exhibition. The title is a Latin reference to the bee, and to wider associations of industrious and concerted activity that characterize our Visual Arts student collective.
Group exhibition at Warren G. Flowers Gallery
Group exhibition at Warren G. Flowers Gallery