Art this week

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Work by Horst at McCord Museum

 

Well there won’t be any Stanley Cup parade in Montreal this year, but there’s still plenty to celebrate in Montreal’s arts scene this week, including a major fashion photography exhibit, several other exciting shows opening, plus the 16th edition of digital arts festival Elektra to keep you busy.

 

This year’s Elektra Festival is focused on sound art, with the theme Post-Audio. The festival begins today and runs through Sunday, May 17 with over 30 artists presenting works across over a dozen venues. Get a taste tonight, Wednesday, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) with a performance of Nyloïd, a sound sculpture consisting of three six-metre flexible arms that resonate like giant guitar strings as they’re animated by the Swiss duo Cod.Act in a series of performances, the first of which will take place tonight with three daily shows daily from Thursday to Sunday. 185 Ste-Catherine W., Wednesday, May 13, 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m., $14/$10 students.

 

LeRoyer Kai McCall-Wall-of-Sound

‘Wall of Sound’ by Kai McCall at Galerie LeRoyer (Downtown)

Also Wednesday, Galerie LeRoyer Downtown presents a series of portraiture by Kai McCall with an arresting mix of classical style with a modern edge: Think Marie Antoinette in a leather jacket. 2170 de la Montagne, Wednesday, May 14, 5–8 p.m.

 

Thursday, head to the McCord Museum for Horst: Photographer of Style, a major exhibit of works by the fashion photographer who shot nearly a hundred covers for Vogue spanning from the 1930’s to 1970’s, as well as portraits of influential figures like Chanel, Rita Hayworth and Salvador Dali. The exhibit consists of an extraordinary range of work, from black and white silver-gelatin prints of the 20’s and 30’s, to huge, full-colour glamour shots from the ‘50’s, to experimental surrealist still-lifes of plants and interiors, as well as dozens of vintage Vogue magazines with covers and inside spreads displayed. This travelling exhibit, organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is making it’s only North American stop in Montreal and will on on display throughout the summer. BONUS: The exhibit is punctuated by a careful selection of vintage haute couture gowns from the houses of Chanel, Vionnet and Mainbocher, borrowed from the V&A’s vast collection of fashion artifacts. To see them in Montreal is a very special opportunity indeed. 690 Sherbrooke W., Thursday, May 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., with lecture from V&A curator Susanna Brown at 6 p.m., $20/$14 students.

 

'Poinsettia' by Peter Farmer at Galerie 203

‘Poinsettia’ by Peter Farmer at Galerie 203

Also Thursday, swing by the Old Port’s Galerie 203 for the vernissage of Peter Farmer’s The Hanging Gardens Collection. For this show, the artist has created abstract renderings of a variety of flowers, which will each be displayed with fresh examples of their inspirations. DJ André Valilla will be on hand at the vernissage. 203 Notre-Dame W., Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m.

 

Friday, check out Entre deux mondes, a group show with eight local artists including Dominique Desbiens, Marc-Frédéric Tuffelli and Mélany Fay. 250 Ste-Catherine E., Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

 

On Saturday, check out another Elektra event at Skol featuring an afternoon of presentations, performances and discussions on the theme Sound Art, War and the Arab World. Mazen Kerbaj will present his 2006 work Starry Night, an improvised recorded duet of Kerbaj’s trumpet over bombs falling over Beirut. The program also included presentations by Samir Saul, Monia Abdallah and Serge Cardinal, before finishing with a performance by Jerusalem In My Heart. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #314, Saturday, May 16, 2–6:30 p.m.

 

Work by Alexander Pilin at Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Work by Alexander Pilis at Galerie Joyce Yahouda

While you’re in the Belgo Saturday, you can also check out opening shows by Justin Lalacette (Galerie Dominique Bouffard, #508), Alexander Pilis (Joyce Yahouda Gallery, #516) and Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret and Francis Arguin at CIRCA art actuel (#444). 372 Ste-Catherine W., Saturday, May 16, 2–6 p.m.

 

That’s only a small sample of what’s going on this week, so be sure to check the full listings below for more openings, last calls, and ongoing shows!

 

Vernissages:

 

May 13, 5–8 p.m.

Galerie LeRoyer Downtown – 2170 de la Montagne

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Kai McCall

To June 3

 

May 13, 6 p.m.

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

Minimal – Maryline Lemaitre

To June 6

 

May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Vidéographe – 4550 Garnier

Salmon People – Julie Andreyev + Simon OveRstall

To June 14

 

May 13, 5–8 p.m.

Galerie Bernard – 3926 St-Denis

Les Songes – Eva Lapka

To June 20

 

May 14, 6 p.m.

POPOP Gallery – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #442)

Miami Culture – Group Show

To May 17

 

May 14, 6–10 p.m.

Galerie Z – 5409 St-Laurent

l’Art du Bordel ou le Bordel de l’Art – Guillaume Dupuis (Willy MTL)

To May 25

 

May 14, 6 p.m.

Galerie 203 – 203 Notre-Dame W.

The Hanging Gardens Collection – Peter Farmer

To May 31

 

'Eternal Becoming' by Erin Loree at Galerie Youn

‘Eternal Becoming’ by Erin Loree at Galerie Youn

May 14, 7–10 p.m.

Galerie Youn – 5226 St-Laurent

Somnium – Osheen Harruthoonyan

Become the Sky – Erin Loree

To June 14

 

May 14, 5–7:30 p.m.

Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (PFOAC) – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #216)

John Player

Michel Huneault

To June 20

 

May 14, 8 p.m.

Centre CLARK – 5455 de Gaspé, #114

Société Secrète – Group Show

To June 20 – Finissage with performance, June 18, 9 p.m.

 

May 14, 5:30 p.m.

Cinémathèque Québécoise – 335 de Maisonneuve E.

Elektra Festival: Topologies – Quayola

To June 28

 

May 14, 6 p.m. Lecture with visiting curator Susanna Brown of V&A

McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Horst: Photographer of Style

To August 23

 

May 15, 8 p.m.

Aux Vues – 783 Bienville

Art*60 – Group Show

To May 31

 

May 15, 5–8 p.m.

Galerie MX – 333 Viger W.

Intervalle – Patricia Barrowman + Karine Léger

To June 15

 

May 15

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

Leitmotifs

To Oct. 25

 

May 16, 4 p.m.

Galerie Elektra (Complexe de Gaspé) – 5455 de Gaspé, #104

Elektra Festival: Frequencies (Friction) – Nicolas Bernier

To May 30

 

May 16, 2 p.m.

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

Pour l’Art – Benefit Exhibition for Galerie B-312

To June 6

 

May 16, 3 p.m.

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

Gibier de Potence – Justin Lalancette

To June 13

 

Work by Patricia Klimov at Galerie D

Work by Patricia Klimov at Galerie D

May 16, 5–10 p.m.

Galerie D – 1200 Amherst, #102

Just Be – Patricia Klimov

To June 16

 

May 16, 4–6 p.m.

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

Architecture Parallax: Optical Lapse Apparatus – Alexander Pilis

To June 20

 

May 16, 3 p.m.

CIRCA art actuel – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #444)

La fabrication de l’espace – Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret

Essai pratique sur l’usage en général – Francis Arguin

To July 11

 

Last Call:

 

Espace VERRE – 1200 Mill

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

To May 15

 

La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse – 4296 St-Laurent

Face – Insoon Ha

To May 15

 

VAV Gallery – 1395 René-Lévesque W.

Art Industrialized – Group Show

To May 15

 

Galerie Graff – 963 Rachel E.

Les Minutes – Raphaëlle de Groot

To May 16

 

Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

Papier Calque II – Serial Colour – Group Show

Blue – Catherine Farish

Prints – Sean Scully

To May 16

 

Galerie Patrick Mikhail – 4445 St-Antoine W.

Dire Oui (Say Yes) – Jennifer Lefort

To May 16

 

Galerie Nicolas Robert – 10 King

To Remember Through Previous Works on PaperRobert Houle Retrospective 1980–2015

To May 16

 

Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Industrial Architecture: Ábalos & Herreros selected by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

To May 17

 

Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord – 12004 Rolland

Noce – Maude Bernier-Chabot

To May 17

 

Ongoing Shows:

 

Han Art – 4209 Ste-Catherine W.

For All We Know – Catherine Everett

To May 18

 

Galerie Le 1040 – 1040 Marie-Anne E.

Lise Roy

Bernadette Lefebvre

To May 18

 

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

They Live – Pierre Durette

To May 20

 

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

After image (Swan Songs) – Fiona Annis

To May 21

 

Alt Art & Design – 3963 Ste-Catherine E.

Urbanité – Group Show

To May 22

 

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

À vol d’ourse – Dan Brault

To May 23

 

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

Deux dessins et quelque figures – Laurent Pilon

To May 23

 

Galerie Roger Bellemare – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #502)

Un pays de Merveilles – Group Show

To May 23

 

Art45 – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #220)

Michael Smith

To May 23

 

Les Territoires – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #527)

My Prisoner – Velibor Božović

Euh…non pas le premier soir. Les jeunes filles ne veulent pas d’histoire – Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

To May 23

 

Atelier Circulaire – 5445 de Gaspé, #105

Autour du bestiaire – Louis-Pierre Bougie

To May 23

 

The McClure Gallery (Visual Arts Centre) – 350 Victoria

The Figure Revisited – Jennifer Hornyak

To May 23

 

Perte de Signal – 5445 de Gaspé, #107

Mytho-logique – Stéphanie Castonguay + Maxime Damecour + Emmanuel Lagrange Paquet

To May 23 – Finissage May 23, 3–5 p.m.

 

Darling Foundry – 745 Ottawa

Act of Forgetting – Chih-Chien Wang

For Romantic Fantasy – Stephanie Loveless

To May 24

 

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

 

Articule – 262 Fairmount W.

Silence of Sovereignty – Dylan Miner

To May 24

 

La Castiglione – 5761 St-Laurent

Lumière – Group Show

To May 24

 

Galerie d’Art d’Outremont – 41 St-Just

Traverser le miroir – Allison Moore + Arthur Desmarteaux

To May 24

 

Station 16 – 3523 St-Laurent

Point Blank – Peter Andrew + Derek Blais

To May 24

 

Galerie d’art LSB – 6750 Esplanade, #350

Veronik Larcher

To May 25

 

Rack Galerie – 3714 Notre-Dame W.

Flecken – Patrice Cantin

To May 26

 

La Lumière du Mile End – 214 Bernard W.

Linda Luttinger

To May 28

 

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

En Masse – Alison Loader + Chris Plenzich

The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-Dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art – Group Show

To May 29

 

Foufounes Electriques – 87 Ste-Catherine E.

Expo 106U – Group Show

To May 29

 

Galerie d’Avignon – 88 Laurier E.

Sarah Hatton

To May 29

 

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran – 1892 Payette

I’ve Seen the Future, Brother – Kim Dorland

To May 30

 

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

Rubbing the Kaki – Jon Knowles

To May 30

 

Battat Contemporary – 7245 Alexandra, #100

Un certaine instabilité émotionelle – Sophie Jodoin

To May 30

 

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

If I Were a Tree & Still Forest – Anne-Marie Giroux

Spread Over Time – Rita Rodrigue

Abstract Calligraphy – Sophie Pardo

To May 30

 

Café-Bar Théâtre Ste-Catherine – 264 Ste-Catherine E.

Studio Béluga Art-Up with FREDC

To May 30

 

Fresh Paint 256 – 256 Ste-Catherine E.

Une feuille de papier est plus légère si on la porte à deux – Mirabolle + Monstr

To May 31

 

Monastiraki – 5478 St-Laurent

Jours Ouvrables – Carl Campeau

Spare Some Social Change (Nothing Has Changed) – Mathieu Beauséjour

To May 31

 

BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Psychethelia Art: Manic Expression – Teo Robinson

To May 31

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

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

To May 31

 

Monument National – 1182 St-Laurent

Afrik Eco-Art – Marie-Denise Douyon

To May 31

 

Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Matière & Mémoire – Alexandra Levasseur

To May 31

 

Espace Projet – 353 Villeray

Furta Cor – Ludmila Steckelberg

To May 31

 

Les Impatients – 100 Sherbrooke E., #4000

Mythologies impatients – Diane Obomsawin + Jacinthe Loranger + Michel Langevin + Thomas Bégin

To June 4

 

Galerie C.O.A – 6405 St-Laurent

Vision – Group Show

To June 6

 

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

Ignition – Group Show

To June 6

 

Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Quiproquo – Mustapha Chadid

To June 6

 

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #308)

The Face Stayed East and the Mouth Went West (elements) – Séripop (Chloe Lum + Yannick Desranleau)

To June 6

 

OBORO – 4001 Berri, #301

Vaste et évident / Mind Way / Shin-Dao – Art for the Good of the Other – suschnee + bryan mulvihill

To June 6

 

BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Ladies First – Group Show

To June 6

 

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

Haptic Voices – Anna Biro

To June 6

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Les Alliés S’Exposent

To June 9

 

Optica – 5455 de Gaspé, #106

Polyphonies – Group Show

To June 13

 

Occurrence – 5455 de Gaspé, #108

Renée Lavaillante

To June 13

 

Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

His Face, In Search of a Face (The P.o.E.M.M. Cycle) – Jason E. Lewis  + Bruno Nadeau

To June 13

 

Maison de la culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – 3755 Botrel

De choses et d’autres (bis) – Samuel St-Aubin

Retrospective: 20 Years of History in Jewellery – Anne-Marie Chagnon

To June 14

 

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

Accès Asie: Kaleidoscope – Kiran Ambwani + Florence So

To June 14

 

Ashukan Cultural Space – 431 Jacques Cartier

Dominique Normand

To June 15

 

Galerie Patrick Mikhail – 4445 St-Antoine W.

Breather – Scott Everingham

To June 16

 

Galerie Thomas Henry Ross – 5445 de Gaspé, #423

Capitalism in the 21st Century

To June 19

 

Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

The Black Room – Robbie Cornelissen

Foundations – Lori Cozen Geller

Tout se perd, rien ne se crée – Michel Piquette

Colour Play – Barbara Todd

Resurfacing – Henri Venne

To June 20

 

Artexte – 2 Ste-Catherine E., #301

An Annotated Bibliography in Real Time: Performance Art in Quebec and Canada

To June 20

 

Dazibao – 5455 de Gaspé,  #109

A Lecture on Art – Nelson Henricks (Gallery Space)

VTAPE (Screening Room)

To June 20

 

1700 La Poste – 1700 Notre-Dame W.

Vladimir Velickovic

to June 21

 

Palais des congrès – 159 St-Antoine W.

Kings of Egypt – The Egyptian Art Center

To June 24

 

l’Espace Musée de Québecor – 612 St-Jacques

Écrits et pensées – Louis Beaudreault

To June 26

 

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

From Age to Age, as Its Shape Slowly Unravelled… – Raymond Boisjoly

Lucy Raven

To June 27

 

Galerie Samuel Lallouz – 1455 Sherbrooke W.

Africa – Barthélémy Toguo

To June 30

 

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

The Short Form – Group Show

To July 11

 

TOHU (Espace BOHU) – 2345 Jarry

Étrange, insolite et dangereux : le cirque et la curiosité

To July 19

 

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

Beat National

To July 25

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marion Wagschal: Portraits, Memories, Fables

To August 9

 

McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette

To Aug. 16

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

From Gainsborough to Moore: 200 Years of British Drawings

To August 16

 

DHC/ART – 451 & 465 St-Jean

Pièces de résistance – Yinka Shonibare MBE

To Sept. 20

 

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

New Discoveries and Other Obsessions

To Sept. 27

 

Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

The SAAL Process : Housing in Portugal 1974-76 – “The Right to a Place, the Right to the City”

To October 4

 

Musée de Lachine – 1 du Musée, Lachine

Lake-Like – Group Show

To Nov. 29

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