“Decallé 2,” by Stare.
Galerie Yves Laroche welcomes two graffiti-themed shows this week. In the side space, the gallery presents Star d’un Soir, the first-ever major solo gallery exhibit by NME crew co-founder and local graff legend Stare, who is also launching a small-run book. Check out our April print edition for a rare interview with Stare. In the main space, check out Saturation, a show by four graffiti artists and friends from around the world. Vernissage April 10, Galerie Yves Laroche (6355 Saint-Laurent), 5-9 p.m.
Galerie SAS kicks off a group exhibition called Papier, featuring six local artists exploring the taken-for-granted medium. 2fik, Catherine Bolduc, Patrick Bérubé, Fred Laforge, Carlito Dalceggio and Véronique LaPerrière each present their own interpretation of paper, and the show is presented as a lead-in to the upcoming Papier 13 Art Fair later this month. Vernissage April 11, Galerie SAS (372 Ste-Catherine W., Belgo Building #416), 5 p.m.
Corrections Marginales/Marginal Corrections is the product of two women’s artist collectives, L’Araignée (local) and La Redhada (from Columbia) who share a common member, Helena Martina Franco. The exhibit tackles themes pertaining to issues of violence, using both literal and symbolic imagery. Vernissage April 11, Studio XX (4001 Berri), 5 p.m, $5.
Mark Laliberte’s Cut Program is a meta-collage of the artist’s collaged projects over the last 13 years, providing commentary on pop culture images by reinterpreting them in new contexts. April 11, Monastiraki (5478 St-Laurent), 6-9 p.m., free
Also Thursday, buzzy American performance and video artist Sarah Hill is in town, as her Unspeakable/Truths is on display at Inter Le Lieu. Hill will do a performance alongside the exhibit’s pair of video installations. April 11 345 du Pont, 5 p.m.
Kafka fans and frustrated students should report to ARTX 399’s Administropoly: A Real Education for the Real World, a day-long site-specific event modelled on Monopoly. The critique of bureaucracy is presented in response to recently announced Concordia University funding cuts. April 12, Concordia’s FOFA Courtyard (1515 Ste-Catherine W.), 12 p.m..
The latest at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez looks and feels a bit like spring: Une grande passion partagée: un flirt avec la jeune peinture is an introduction to work by a group of four talented and up-and-coming Quebec artists artists relatively new to the scene. Treehaus and Wildflwr will be on hand for live music performances. Vernissage April 13 at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez (372 Ste-Catherine W., #405), 2 p.m.
Community-powered YMCA gallery Ame-Art presents Encre et Chocolat, a show dedicated to contemporary calligraphy for all the font fans in the house. Vernissage April 11, Galerie Ame-Art (5345 Parc), 6 p.m.
By Kristen Theodore and Emily Raine.