On the Walls

New vernissages, exhibitions and special fine arts events this week.

Ryoji Ikeda’s Test Pattern.

There’s a lot of new art to be seen around town this week.

Parisian Laundry is decked out with two new exhibits, both running until Oct. 6. Rick Leong’s Hybrid Vigour, in the main installation space, features a series of abstract landscapes where different forms of life blend and bleed into one another, inspired by the artist’s canoe trips in southern Ontario and Spain. The second exhibit is Lime Eyes, an installation by Dean Baldwin. Set up in the gallery’s bunker space, it’s intended to make viewers think about food, drink and leisure in a Canadian context. The vernissage for both takes place at Parisian Laundry (3550 St-Antoine W.) tonight, Sept. 12, from 6–9 p.m.

Mark Gosselin’s “Griffin District.”
Thursday, head to the vernissage for painter Marc Gosselin’s new collection of stylized urban landscapes. On the decks for the event are DJ Brace and Fab and Frannie from Random Recipe, playing tracks under the pseudonym Pantiehoes Fantastic. Showroom MTL (3987 Ste-Catherine E.), Sept. 13 from 5–11 p.m.

Further north, La Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord is launching Perpetually Becoming, the first solo exhibit by emerging Montreal North artist Adriana Coluccio. The exhibit explores distress and dissolution, with paintings exploring shapes in motion and the malleability of space and time. Perpetually Becoming is up until Oct. 14, but the vernissage takes place Sept. 13, 6–8 p.m. with the artist present to meet with the public. La Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord (12004 Rolland)

Concordia’s FOFA gallery is also celebrating several new shows. Eliza Griffiths’ Love, Alienation, and Free Association is installed in the main gallery and Black Box, while Pierre Dalpé and Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte have new pieces in the vitrine spaces. The vernissage is Thursday, Sept. 13, FOFA (1515 Ste-Catherine W.), 5–7 p.m.

Multidisciplinary artist and former Les Georges Leningrad frontwoman Dominique Pétrin has a new solo show going up at Arprim (372 #426 Ste-Catherine W.), Gala. Her colourful printed graphic works and installation pieces will be on the walls til Oct. 20, but you can see them first by heading to the vernissage. Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Image from Dominique Pétrin’s Gala, at Arprim.

Thursday is also your last chance to submit images from around town for inclusion in a huge upcoming Instagram photo exhibition, put on by W Hotel Montréal and Instagramers Montreal. The show will be curated by Hind Akhiyat and Gérard Godin and will launch in the W on Oct. 14. Look here for details on how to submit your pics.

This weekend, Centre PHI is hosting a special live event, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit by sound and data artist Ryoji Ikeda at DHC/ART. Test Pattern is part of Ikeda’s long-term datamatics project, and the show will be alive performance in which the artist synchronizes a tense soundtrack with flashing light show and data display, testing the limits of audience perception. Centre PHI (407 St-Pierre), Sept 15, 8 p.m., $25

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