Art this week

Warm up this week with a new slate of art shows as Montreal’s gallery scene comes back from vacay


LILIAN Blanche Louis-Michaud

Work by Blanche Louis-Michaud at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez


Well kids, vacation’s over – back to work, back to class, back to reality. Luckily for us though, this also means Montreal’s galleries and art centres are back in action, too. If you’re looking for something to do on one of these icy cold nights, check out a few of these season openers.


'Self Portrait / Nursing' by Catherine Opie
‘Self Portrait / Nursing’ by Catherine Opie at Galerie de l’UQAM

Thursday sees two openings at Galerie de l’UQAM. The group show The Disorderliness of Things explores themes of disobedience and counter-cultural rebellion as critical practice while stopping short of outright militancy. The second show, Transcender l’architecture by Marie-Eve Martel, considers Henry David Thoreau’s hand-built cottage at Walden Pond as a “place of knowledge,” juxtaposed with a prestigious Yale library of rare books. 1400 Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120, Thursday, Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.


Also on Thursday you can check out Usine 106U’s group show Fausse-térité, featuring over 30 artists and a multitude of disciplines on display, including paintings, textile works and sculptures. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of 106UMagazine #4 while you’re there! 106 Roy E., Thursday, Jan. 8, 5–11 p.m.


Thursday also gives you a chance to contextualize Valérie Belin’s Surface Tension and Richard Mosse’s The Enclave exhibits at DHC/ART by checking out a special Kino Club film screening of Jennifer Baichwal’s 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes, presented following a discussion led by special guest Michelle Bélanger. 451 St-Jean, Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m., free.


'Untitled' by Lena Athanasopoulou
‘Untitled’ by Lena Athanasopoulou at SKOL

On Saturday, head over to the Belgo Building for two afternoon vernissages. Centre des Arts actuels Skol (#314) will be showing The Engine Room, curated by Stéphanie Bertrand, a show that brings together videos, collages and photographs from three Greek artists for an exhibit dealing with the mental gymnastics we do to reconcile contradictory feelings about our lives and circumstances. Then head upstairs to Galerie Lilian Rodriguez (#405) to check out Espaces illusoires, a group show of three young Québécois artists, Blanche Louis-Michaud, Sarah Osborne and Amélie Riendeau. 372 Ste-Catherine W., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2–5 p.m.


'119m Above Sea Level' at SBC Gallery
‘119m Above Sea Level’ at SBC Gallery

While you’re in the Belgo on Saturday, don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour of SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art’s 119 m Above Sea Level in suite #507. The show is an attempt to recreate, using various methods of psychic time travel (alongside some more conventional, less metaphysical practices), the lost archives of a 1971 conceptual art piece involving Lawrence Weiner. 372 Ste-Catherine W., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2–5 p.m.




'Stir It Up' by Walt Pascoe at E. K. Voland Art Gallery
‘Stir It Up’ by Walt Pascoe at E. K. Voland Art Gallery

If we’re still in a deep-freeze by Sunday (and chances are we will be!), come in out of the cold by visiting E. K. Voland Art Gallery for curator Holly Friesen’s Warmth exhibit, featuring toasty works by over 40 artists, with a mobile espresso unit onsite from Les Cafetiers. 4710 St-Ambroise, #100, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2–4 p.m.

Some good news for those who didn’t get the chance to see the Biennale de Montréal during its run, the exhibits at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) have been extended until Feb. 8.

The shows above are just a few highlights, so don’t forget to check out the full listings of openings, closings and ongoing shows below. Welcome back, keep cool and stay warm until next week!




Jan. 8

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Anne Frank – A History for Today

To Jan. 28


Jan. 8, 5–11 p.m.

Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Fausse-térité – Group Show

To Jan. 31


Jan. 8, 6 p.m.

Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec – 615 Sainte-Croix

ARToon – Group Show

To Feb. 8


Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Galerie de l’UQAM – 1400 Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120

The Disorderless of Things – Group Show

Transcender l’architecture – Marie-Eve Martel

To Feb. 14


Jan. 9, 5–7 p.m.

Place des Arts Exhibition Room – 175 Ste-Catherine W.

Paramètres – Group Show of UQAM visual arts & media students

To Jan. 17


Jan. 10, 5–8 p.m.

Galerie D – 1200 Amherst, #102

Espace intime – Jocelyne Hénen

To Jan. 22


Jan. 10, 2 p.m.

The McClure Gallery (Visual Arts Centre) – 350 Victoria

January Light, So Light – Karilee Fuglem

To Jan. 31 – Artist Talk Jan. 15, 7 p.m.


Jan. 10, 2 p.m.

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

The Engine Room – Katerina Athanasopoulou + Lena Athanasopoulou + Zoe Giabouldaki

To Feb. 7


Jan. 10, 2–5 p.m.

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #405)

Espaces illusoires – Blanche Louise-Michaud + Sarah Osborne + Amélie Riendeau

To Feb. 28


Jan. 11, 2–4 p.m.

E. K. Voland Art Gallery – 4710 St-Ambroise, #100

Warmth – Group Show curated by Holly Friesen

To Jan. 20


Last Call:


Galerie D – 1200 Amherst, #102

The Garden of Alice – Sophie Wilkins

Grey Riding Hood – Philippe Mayer

To Jan. 7


Espace 40 (Mile End) – 160 St-Viateur E.,  #108

Ève Salvail

To Jan. 9


Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery – 1400 de Maisonneuve W., Ground Floor

Speculations. Risquer l’interprétation: Part 2 – Group Show

To Jan. 10


Goethe-Institut – 1626 St-Laurent

HTMlles Festival: Can’t Stop – Linda Franke

To Jan. 11


Vidéographe – 4550 Garnier

10 ans dans le bruissement du monarque – Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel

To Jan. 11


Ongoing Shows:


Galerie Samuel Lallouz – 1455 Sherbrooke W.

Ralph Gibson Photographs

To Jan. 15


Galerie Youn – 5226 St-Laurent

Lueur / Glow – Group Show

To Jan. 15


Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (PFOAC221) – 372 Ste-Catherine W.

Next Best – Jeff Kulak

To Jan. 17


Joyce Yahouda Gallery – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #516)

Anthony Haden Guest

Generator – Benjamin Klein

‘The Terror’s Salon’ – Céline B. La Terreur

Out of My Window, Down the Alley, Around the Corner, and Up the Block – Perry Bard

To Jan. 17


Coolkoala – 1186 Ste-Catherine W., 2nd Floor

20/20 Boundless Brooklyn Water Towers – Group Show

To Jan. 17


Centre de design de l’UQAM – 1440 Sanguinet

L’objet japonais – A panorama of contemporary design in Japan

To Jan. 18


Artexte – 2 Ste-Catherine E.

Changeover – Jason Simon

To Jan. 24


Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Superheroes – Group Show

To Jan. 25


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Cozic/Moli: The Seventies – A Complicit Allusion

Marc Garneau 1982 – 1984: An Eyeful of Silence

To Jan. 25


Centre d’exposition Lethbridge (Bibliothèque du Boisé) – 2727 Thimens

Les Migrations du Bestiaire – Jean Paul Riopelle

To Jan. 25


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 19001914

To Jan. 25


Boutique FAKE – 72 Rachel E.

José Enrique Montes Hernandez

To Jan. 31


atelier b. – 5758 St-Laurent

Josni Bélanger

To Jan. 31


Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Eric Godin

To Feb. 1


Dazibao – 5455 de Gaspé,  #109

Light Adjustments – Scott Massey

Future Perfect (Screening Room) – Curated by Boshko Bosković

To Feb. 7


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

La Biennale de Montréal – Group Show

To Feb. 8


DHC/ART – 451 & 465 St-Jean

The Enclave – Richard Mosse

Surface Tension – Valérie Belin

To Feb. 8


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

The Patriotism of Death: Propaganda Posters From World War I

To Feb. 8


SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg  #507)

119 m Above Sea Level – Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal

To Feb. 14


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Found in Translation: Palladio and Jefferson

To Feb. 15


VOX Centre de l’Image Contemporaine – 2 Ste-Catherine E.,  #401

James Benning + Jean Marie-Delaville

To Feb. 21


FOFA Gallery (Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts) – 1515 Ste-Catherine W.

Concordia Remembers – Sara A. Tremblay

To Feb. 22


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Warhol Mania: A Brand-New Look at his Advertising Posters and Magazine Illustrations

To Mar. 15


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Frédéric Lavoie – Artist in Residence

To Mar. 15


Musée du Rock’n’Roll – 2222 Ontario E.

Révolution Rock: The Emergence of Quebecois Rock’n’Roll 19641968

To Mar. 24


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Love in Fine Fashion

To Apr. 12


Musée du costume et du textile du Québec (MCTQ) – 363 de la Commune E.

Chic & Choc

To Apr. 18


Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History – 350 Place Royale

The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

To Apr. 26


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Rooms You May Have Missed – Bijoy Jain + Umberto Riva

To April 29