Art this week

Vernissages, shows ending this week and ongoing exhibitions at galleries and museums across Montreal.


From Playlist at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran

Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Lisa, Cult MTL‘s new Arts Editor. Welcome to the first edition of what will be a regular feature, bringing you a round-up of what’s going on in the arts scene over the coming week.

Wanna check out a vernissage or two? Wanna make sure you catch that show you’ve been meaning to hit before it ends? Want to know what’s showing at that funky artist-run centre around the corner? Got you covered.

Without further ado, here we go!


Summer’s a quiet season for galleries, but there are a couple of vernissages to check out this week:
Quest for Mystery.jpgMonday, July 21, 2–7 p.m.

The Quest for the Mystery, by Graziella Malagoni

Bain Mathieu 2915 Ontario E

To July 29

Artist Graziella Malagoni has created delicate and ethereal works by painting on fabrics such as silk and organza that will float across the Bain Mathieu until July 29.

Tuesday, July 22, 6–9 p.m.

We Are, We Were, We Will BeMetamorphosis.jpg

VAV Gallery (1395 René-Lévesque W.)

To August 1

Thursday, July 24, 5–9 p.m.

Métamorphosis, by Michel Mercé

Galerie 203 (203 Notre-Dame W.)

To August 7

For this series, photographer Michel Mercé has captured images of people, body parts, or architecture, and multiplied them hundreds or thousands of times to create new images of either abstract persuasion or resembling various flora and fauna.


These shows are ending soon, so catch them while you can!

Playlist, by Philippe Caron Lefebvre + Doyon-Rivest + Dominique Pétrin + Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf + Les Ramsay

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (1892 Payette)

To July 26

The Griffintown-based Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran hosts a summer exhibit of five young Canadian artists whose work is as colourful and playful as the newest smartphone app. Come prepared to consider the relationship to our environment and the ways in which we interact with it, because, YOLO.

Gallery 1: Passage, by Josée Charbonneau + Eliane Saheurs

Gallery 2: Dans l’oeil du cyclone, by Cécile Comblen

Gallery 3: Steek

Galerie LUZ 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Building #418)

To July 26

Head over to the Belgo to see three exhibits at Galerie LUZ, including works by graff artist and body painter Steek, who’s created portraits using a distinct style of lettered stippling.

Projet HoMa II : les espaces réciproques

Fondation Guido Molinari (3290 Ste-Catherine E.)

To July 24


Haldes urbaines, by Cara Déry

Centre communautaire Elgar (260 Elgar)

To July 25


2014, An Improbable Exhibition + 1989, An Improbable Exhibition

Galerie Simon Blais (5420 St-Laurent #100)

To July 26

Prismes, symétries et autres séductions, by Virginie Mercure

Galerie BAC (6341 St-Laurent)

To July 26


Discoveries 2014

Galerie Elena Lee (1460 Sherbrooke W.)

To July 26


Madeleine Lemire

Galerie Michel-Ange (430 Bonsecours)

To July 26


Alfred en liberté, by Alfred Halasa

Centre de design de l’UQAM – 1440 rue Sanguinet

To July 27



Darlene Cole

Galerie de Bellefeuille (1367 Greene)

To July 29


The Heart of the Matter, Anita Elkin (1922 – 2014) retrospective

BBAM! Gallery (3255 St-Jacques)

To July 31


Roxy Peroxyde

Galerie 203 (203 Notre-Dame W.)

To July 31


C’est GROS en petits, 2nd Edition

Zéphyr lieu d’art (2112 Amherst)

To July 31


Paintings of the Unseen, by Jessica Esther Hoflick

Galerie d’art LSB (6750 Esplanade, #350)

To July 31


Summertime in Paris: Mount Real

Parisian Laundry (3550 St-Antoine W.)

To August 2


Pierre Fortin / Guy Hamelin

Galerie D (1200 Amherst, #102)

To August 5


Legacy, by Laila Ait Bouchtba + Soleil Launière

Articule (262 Fairmount W.)

To August 10


Décompensation chromatique

Espace Robert Poulin (372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Building #411)

To August 16


Underworlds, by Isabelle Hayeur

TOHU (Espace BOHU) (2345 Jarry)

To August 21


SKOOL 2014, Marking Space: A Drawing Research Lab

Centre des Arts actuels Skol (372 Ste-Catherine W., Belgo Building #314)

To August 22


Entrelacs, group exhibition

Galerie Trois Points (372 Ste-Catherine W., Belgo Building #520)

To August 23


La grande traversée by Paul Brunet + Rhopographie by Étienne Lafrance

Maison de la culture Frontenac (2550 Ontario E.)

To August 23


Barré by Christina Zurfluh + Of Crimes and Dreams by Dora García

Fonderie Darling (745 Ottawa)

To August 24


Black Rainbow, by Jay Dart

Galerie Youn (5226 St-Laurent)

To August 24


Point de chute by Mathieu Lacroix + Excavations by Maude Bernier Chabot & David Butler

Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal (465 Mont-Royal E.)

To August 24


Dora García

Fonderie Darling (745 Ottawa)

To August 27


Ephemeralphi: Magazinez autrement. Sortez autrement.

Centre PHI (407 St-Pierre)

To August 30


Reliques et passages, by Eruoma Awashish

Canadian Guild of Crafts (1460-B Sherbrooke W.)

To August 30


Fresh Paint / New Construction

Art Mûr (5826 St-Hubert

To August 30


Come and See, by Jake & Dinos Chapman

DHC/ART (451 & 465 St-Jean)

To August 31


Transparent Overtures, by Roy Lerner

Galerie d’Arts Contemporains (2140 Crescent)

To August 31


Dreamscapes: 30 years of Innovative Performances, by Michel Lemieux + Victor Pilon

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1380 Sherbrooke W.)

To August 31


Le Salon des membres

Atelier Circulaire (5445 de Gaspé, #105)

To September 6


Semi-Precious Things, by Craig Hood

Beaux-Arts des Amériques (3944 St-Denis)

To September 6


Nicolas Baier + Hors Champs II, by Richard Marx Tremblay

Galerie Division (2020 William)

To September 7



Arsenal Montreal (2020 William)

To September 7


“Pulse Room,” interactive installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Citizens Band + Prepared Piano for Movers (Haussmann) by Angelica Mesiti

The Grace of a Gesture

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 Ste-Catherine W.)

To September 7


Sophie Jodoin + Jacinthe Lessard – L

Battat Contemporary (7245 Alexandra, #100)

To September 13


Electronic Sound in a Shifting Landscape

Artists Like Us, by the Otolith Group

Dazibao (5455 de Gaspé, #109)

To September 13


A Matter of Abstraction

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 Ste-Catherine W.)

To September 14


The Mound of Vendôme

Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile)

To September 14


Blancs, by Marie-Claire Blais + Geneviève Cadieux + Chris Kline

Galerie René Blouin (10 King)

To September 20


Paul Lefebvre + Marko + Orner

Galerie Gora (279 Sherbrooke W., #205)

To September 27


Trésors de cirque

TOHU (Espace BOHU) (2345 Jarry)

To September 28


Na ślepo/Blindly, by Artur Zmijewski

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 Ste-Catherine W.)

To September 28


Fabulous Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1380 Sherbrooke W.)

To October 5


Archaeology of the Digital: Media and Machines

Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile)

To October 5


Architecture as Landscape, retrospective of Pierre Thibault

Maison de l’Architecture du Québec (181 St-Antoine W.)

To October 5


Music, Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire

McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke W.)

To October 13


Strolling Through Montreal, by Harry Sutcliffe

(Photography exhibit along McGill College Boulevard)

McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke W.)

Until October 19


Bens, The Legendary Deli

McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke W.)

To November 23