Art this week

All you need to know about the tons of vernissages happening this weekend plus every gallery show and museum exhibit in Montreal right now.

FOFA Spectrales by Alice Jarry

From Alice Jarry’s Spectrales


There’s lots going on in the arts scene this week, with more than 10 events happening today alone. Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss, followed by complete listings of shows that are opening, ongoing and closing.

A group of Montreal artists are doing their best Banksy impression and showing a series of hand-painted reproductions of his favourite works by the most famous anonymous artist in the world. This is on for only a few days, so be sure to check out #NotBanksy in Montreal while you can at E. K. Voland Art Gallery 4710 St-Ambroise, #100, vernissage Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m. ***Updated. Previously the reproductions were attributed to artist Quentin Mason. In fact, Mason is one of several artists whose work was featured in this show.***

Photographer Alain Dahan is showing his series of photographs Naked Silver at Galerie 203, nudes printed using UV ink on metal surfaces, giving a new dimension to highlight his compositions that reference inspirations from Renoir and Rodin. 203 Notre-Dame W., vernissage Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m.

Shows at Galerie Youn are always worth checking out, so be sure to pop in to the Mile End space to see two new shows, Boom Boom Puffy Cloud by Manuel Bujold and Materiology by Katherine Melançon. 5226 St-Laurent, vernissage Thursday, March 5, 5–8 p.m.

At Galerie de l’UQAM, Aude Moreau will be showing nighttime cityscape photographs in her show The Political Nightfall before taking the series to Paris, Toronto and Luxembourg. 1400 Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120, vernissage Thursday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Head to Cinéma du Parc to see a new series of work by emerging artist Phil Oriani, presented by Sugar for Brains. 3575 Parc, opening Thursday, March 5, 6–9 p.m.

On Friday, dig under your couch cushions because even the cash-strapped among us will have a chance to buy some affordable art with works specially created for art-lovers on a budget, with works available for $50$100. Don’t miss out on this chance to bring home an original work by some of Montreal’s favourite artists including Emmanuel Laflamme, MC Baldassari, Futur Lasor Now, Starchild Stela, TurtleCaps and more. Iambatman and Katie Paglialunga will be live-painting during this party at Café l’Artiste Affamé. 3692 St-Denis, Friday, March 6, 7 p.m.–12 a.m.

Also Friday check out St-Henri’s BBAM! Gallery to see Jessica Gaves’ show Dangerous Delicious, a series of oil paintings inspired by the imaginative mythologies of her favourite writers. 3255 St-Jacques, Friday, March 6, 7 p.m.

Heads up to those who want to get in on YES Montreal’s annual artist conference happening on March 20 with Sobey Art Award winner Nadia Myre as keynote speaker, the deadline to register is Friday, March 6. Other conference panelists include local movers and shakers like Hotel2Tango’s Howard Bilerman, MainLine Theatre’s Amy Blackmore and Galerie Youn’s Juno Youn. You can check out the full program and register here.

On Saturday, head to Art Mûr for three shows by Jannick Deslauriers, Jonathan Hobin, and a group show called Moving Still / Still Moving that includes a must-see dynamic sculpture installation by Jonathan Schipper that involves two life-size sculptures suspended from the ceiling by a single chain. As the concrete sculptures rub against each other, they slowly erode into dust. 5826 St-Hubert, Saturday, March 7, 3–5 p.m.

Also on Saturday, a new show goes up at Galerie ABYSS, this time with the theme Celebrities. 28 local artists including Mos Geez, Mimmo Scali, Pascal Lee Cormier and Roxy Peroxyde create works centred around figures like David Bowie, Madonna and Lana Del Rey. 1520 Notre-Dame W., Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.

A couple of shows will open at the Belgo on Saturday. Head to the fifth floor to see works by Isa B and Vincent London at Galerie Dominique Bouffard (#508), and by Raymonde April at Galerie Donald Browne (#528). 372 Ste-Catherine W., 3 p.m.

This is only a hint of what’s out there this week, so don’t forget to check the full listings below!




Quentin Mawson's #NotBanksy in Montreal
Quentin Mawson’s #NotBanksy in Montreal

March 5, 5 p.m.

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

#NotBanksy in Montreal – Quentin Mawson

To March 8


March 5, 5 p.m.

Galerie 203 – 203 Notre-Dame W.

Naked Silver – Alain Dahan

To March 22


March 5, 5 p.m.

Espace Projet – 353 Villeray

Pool Toys et petits insubmersibles – Andrée-Anne Carrier

To March 15


March 5, 5–7 p.m.

Concordia University Webster Library Atrium – 1400 de Maisonneuve W.

Quebec on the Move – Centre for Community Organizations

To March 18


March 5, 6 p.m.

The McClure Gallery (Visual Arts Centre) – 350 Victoria

Pendulum – Maskull Lasserre

To March 28 – Artist Talk March 12, 7 p.m.


March 5, 6–9 p.m.

Cinéma du Parc – 3575 Parc

Phil Oriani

To March 29


March 5, 5–11 p.m.

Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Mars – Group Show

To March 31


Melancon's "Folds and Faults"
Melancon’s “Folds and Faults”

March 5, 5–8 p.m.

Galerie Youn – 5226 St-Laurent

Boom Boom Puffy Cloud – Manuel Bujold

Materiology – Katherine Melançon

To April 5


March 5, 5–7 p.m.

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

Orderly Objects / Unbuilt Spaces – Chloé Desjardins + Simone Rochon

Spectrales – Alice Jarry

La clinique alchimique – Véronique La Perrière M.

To April 10


March 5, 5:30 p.m.

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

The Political Nightfall – Aude Moreau

To April 11


March 5, 3–6 p.m. – Vernissage and Artist Talk

Galerie Laroche/Joncas – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #410)

Glacial – Leslie Reid

To April 11


March 6, 5–8 p.m.

Pointe of View Gallery – Pointe-St-Charles Art School, 805 Hibernia

Time Slip – Adriana Coluccio

To March 12


March 6, 7 p.m.

BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Dangerous.Delicious – Jessica Gaves

To April 3


March 7, 7–10 p.m.

Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Celebrities – Group Show

To March 31


March 7, 3 p.m.

Galerie Dominique Bouffard – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #508)

Mines: du sol au tréfonds – Isa B

Caput Mortuum – Vincent London

To April 4


March 7, 4 p.m.

Galerie Donald Browne – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #528)

Near You No Cold – Raymonde April

To April 11


"To Dust" by Jonathan Schipper
“To Dust” by Jonathan Schipper

March 7, 3–5 p.m.


Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

Moving Still / Still Moving – Group Show

Fracture – Jannick Deslauriers

Cry Babies – Jonathan Hobin

To April 25


March 8, 4:30–9 p.m.

Le repaire des 100 talents – 5867 St-Hubert

Abstract Art: It’s Nice, But What Is It? – Group Show

To March 25



Last Call


Boulangerie Chez Fred – 5338 Sherbrooke W.

Montréal – A Photo Exhibition – Steve Walsh

To March 6


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

Sacré – Profane : Samy Elmaghribi – The Museum of Jewish Montreal Pop-Up

To March 6


Occurrence – 5455 de Gaspé, #108

Vert voisin III – Stéphanie Beaulieu

L’image-matière – Benoit Blondeau

Les Inéluctables – CLUCA

To March 7


Visual Voice Art Gallery – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #421)

Generative Methods – Deskriptiv

To March 7


Galerie Graff – 963 Rachel E.

39 – 45 – Jean-Pierre Séguin

To March 7


Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

y2o – Dominique T. Skoltz

To March 7


Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges – 5290 Côte-des-Neiges

Barcelone: Cinq regards Montréalais – Group Show

To March 8


Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Love, l’amour exposé! – Group Show

To March 8


Galerie Mile End (Ame-Art) – 5345 Parc

Créations de femmes – Group Show

To March 8


Ongoing Shows


Montreal City Hall – 275 Notre-Dame E.

Montréal, ville de hockey

To March 14


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

Causalité – Marc Dulude

À la lueur de BéBé Lune – zipertatou

Incubator – Inbal Hoffman

To March 14


Beaux-Arts des Amériques – 3944 St-Denis

Still Life: Revisited – Group Show

To March 14


Parisian Laundry – 3550 St-Antoine W.

Collision 11 – MFA Group Show

To March 14


Diagonale – 5455 de Gaspé, #110

Prix Diagonale – Group Show

To March 14


Fonderie Darling – 745 Ottawa

Unground – Gast Bouschet + Nadine Hilbert

To March 15


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

The Forgotten Space

To March 15


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

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

To March 15


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Frédéric Lavoie – Artist in Residence

To March 15


Galerie D – 1200 Amherst, #102

Ma muse m’amuse – Steben Alexander

To March 18


Eastern Bloc – 7240 Clark, 2nd Floor

Funeral Parlour // Embalm Your Digital Data – Audrey Samson (Residency)

To March 20


Arprim – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #426)

Mathieu Grenier

To March 21


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

Feast – Maude Bernier-Chabot

To March 21


Galerie B-312 – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #403)

The Sound of Empty Space – Adam Basanta

LSS (Life Support System) – Ana Rewakowicz

To March 21


Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI) – 3680 Jeanne-Mance, #103

To Rebel is Justified – Chun Hua Catherine Dong

To March 21


Galerie Bernard – 3926 St-Denis

Continuum – Margit Hideg

To March 21


Optica – 5455 de Gaspé, #106

Études préparatoires. Dessins d’explosions 2012-2015 – Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf

Palazzo Chupi – Michael Blum

To March 21


Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery – Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve

Trade / Gift / Purchase: Artists Collect – Group Show

To March 21


L’Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir – 5333 Casgrain, #802

Albert Dumouchel

To March 21


Galerie Division – 2020 William

You Won’t Believe (…) – Group Show

To March 21


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

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

To March 24


Fresh Paint 256 – 256 Ste-Catherine E.

Saints of Soul : Beauty Through Hardship – Miss Me

To March 25


Galerie Trois Points – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #520)

Ensemble Opératoire – Michael Daigneault

Everything is Going Swimmingly – Nicolas Fleming

To March 28


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Inuit Women Artists

To March 28


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

Faire des histoires – Nikki Forrest, Kim Kielhofner and GIV

To March 28


Galerie d’Este – 4396 St-Laurent

Pass It On – Marigold Santos + Véronique La Perrière M. + Joani Tremblay

To March 29


Eleanor London Côte-Saint-Luc Public Library – 5851 Cavendish

Jugs and Mixed Media – Valeriya Khomar

To March 29


La Lumière du Mile End – 214 Bernard W.

Crystal Souls – Waxhead + Starkey

To March 31


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

Intrications – Jean-Sébastien Denis

Espaces momentanés – Jessica Peters

Tribute to Jacques Hurtubise

To April 4


DHC/ART – 451 & 465 St-Jean

Immatériel – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

To April 4


Galerie Nicolas Robert – 10 King

Through the Scapes of Your Memory – Andréanne Godin

To April 11


Centre de design de l’UQAM – 1440 Sanguinet

24 hours in the life of a Swiss cuckoo clock

To April 12


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Love in Fine Fashion

To April 12


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

Talk Show – El Instituto

To April 18


ARTVstudio – 1600 St-Urbain

Montréal Créative

To April 18


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

World of Matter: Exposing Resource Ecologies

To April 18


Dazibao – 5455 de Gaspé,  #109

Reynold Reynolds (Gallery Space)

Chantal du Pont (Screening Room)

To April 18


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

Chic & Choc

To April 18


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Multi noirs, 1997–2014 – Francine Savard

Goguen, Molinari, Drawings 1954–1959

To April 26


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

The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

To April 26


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Rooms You May Have Missed – Bijoy Jain + Umberto Riva

To April 29


Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

PRISM – David Spriggs

To May 9


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

Sophie Calle: For the Last and First Time

Simon Starling: Metamorphology

To May 10


Espace VERRE – 1200 Mill

Semina Percurrenta: From Both Sides of the Border – Jean-Simon Trottier + Montserrat Duran Muntades

To May 15


Galerie Lounge TD – 307 Ste-Catherine W., Second Floor

La vie est déjà ailleurs – Pierre Gauvreau + Janine Carreau

To May 24


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Mégantic in Pictures – Benoit Aquin

To May 24, 2015


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism – Benjamin-Constant in His Time

To May 31


Galerie Thomas Henry Ross – 5445 de Gaspé, #423

Capitalism in the 21st Century

To June 19


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

New Discoveries and Other Obsessions

To Sept. 27