Art this week

Osheaga retrospectives, psychedelic guitar art, photos honouring historic Russian queers and more are on display in Montreal’s art scene this week.


Work from ‘To Russia With Love’ by Damian Siqueiros at La Galerie

As Montreal’s great yearly apartment switcheroo is underway this week, take a break from moving (or helping your friends move) by checking out some art shows.

Beginning today, Wednedsay, and running through Sunday is the outdoor arts festival MTL en Arts, setting up shop along the pedestrian stretch of Ste-Catherine Street through the Village from St-Hubert to Papineau. Check out over 160 exhibitors and performers with an art fair, rotating exhibitions, performances, live painting and more activities throughout the week. Check for details.


From Canada Self Portrait at Galerie Ame-Art
From Canada Self Portrait at Galerie Ame-Art

For a special Canada Day exhibition, head to Galerie Mile End (Ame-Art) for a Wednesday 5à7 vernissage for Canada’s Self Portrait, a project from artist Aquil Virani and educator Rebecca Jones that features submissions from 800 Canadians about what it means to be Canadian. 5345 du Parc, Wednesday, July 1, 5–7 p.m., free



Nick Cave by Susan Moss at Galerie Yves Laroche
Nick Cave by Susan Moss at Galerie Yves Laroche

Thursday has a strong lineup of shows beginning, including the annual Osheaga show of gig posters, Music on Paper opening at Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art. This year, the show will be joined by a special exhibit of photography celebrating 10 years of killer Osheaga performances by photographer extraordinaire Susan Moss. Don’t miss this one. 6355 St-Laurent, Thursday, July 2, 5–9 p.m.


Guitart by John Lanthier and Dwight at O Patro Vys
Guitart by John Lanthier and Dwight Berg at O Patro Vys

For another music-themed exhibition, head to O Patro Vys Thursday to see the psychedelic hyper-doodling of John Lanthier. The vernissage will include musical performances by H U E I, Ignition Riot, Creepin Daisy and the Fuzzy Undertones, some of whom will play on hyperdoodled guitars created by Lanthier and Dwight Berg. 356 Mont-Royal E., Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m.


Work by Steben Alexander at Kafein
Work by Steben Alexander at Kafein

In the Concordia neighbourhood, stop by Kafein Thursday for a series of polaroids and prints by Steben Alexander, whose work is a modern take on the glamour queens of the golden age such as the Marchesa Luia Casati and Kiki de Montparnasse. 1420A Bishop, Thursday, July 2, 8–11 p.m.


On Friday, check out a neighbourhood vernissage in Hochelaga at the second edition of Alt Art & Design’s group show Quartier en Art. 3963 Ste-Catherine E., Friday, July 3, 5–9 p.m.


On Saturday, head to La Galerie (formerly Galerie D) in the Village for the vernissage of To Russia With Love, a project by Damiàn Siqueiros to call attention to the diminishing rights of LGBTQ people in Russia. The exhibit features photographs that portray influential queers from Russian history, with a silent auction whose proceeds will be dedicated to helping queer Russian youth. 1200 Amherst, #102, Saturday, July 4, 5–10 p.m.


Also Saturday, it’s time for another vernissage at Galerie ABYSS, this one with the theme Comix. The group show features works by Peter Farmer, Benny Wilding, Sandra Chevrier, Turtlecaps, Edith Lebeau and more. 1520 Notre-Dame W., Saturday, July 4, 7–10 p.m.


Don’t forget to check the full listings below to see all the openings, las calls, and ongoing shows you can check out this week!



July 2, 5–9 p.m.

Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art – 6355 St-Laurent

10 Years of Osheaga – Susan Moss

Music on Paper – Group Show of screen-printed gig posters

To July 18


July 2, 8–11 p.m.

Kafein – 1429A Bishop

Steben Alexander

To July 31


July 2, 5–11 p.m.

Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Natation – Group Show

To July 31


July 2, 6–9 p.m.

Citizen Vintage – 5330 St-Laurent

Spilt Milk – Alice Zhang

To July 31


July 2, 6 p.m. Vernissage with musical performances

O Patro Vys – 356 Mont-Royal E.

Hyperdoodling Soundscapes + Guitart – John Lanthier + Dwight Berg

To Aug. 31


July 2

Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension – 421 St-Roch

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

To Sept. 6


July 3, 5–9 p.m.

Alt Art & Design – 3963 Ste-Catherine E.

Quartier en Art – Group Show

To July 25


July 4, 5–10 p.m.

La Galerie – 1200 Amherst, #102

To Russia With Love – Damiàn Siqueiros

To July 5


July 4, 2–5 p.m.

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

Galerie I: Bibiane Cayouette + Marie Cayouette

Galerie II: Josée Charbonneau

To July 25


July 4, 7–10 p.m.

Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Comix – Group Show

To July 31

Last Call:

Galerie MX – 333 Viger W.

Michel T. Desroches

To July 3


Galerie Division – 2020 William

Interception – Michel de Broin

Patrick Coutu

An Te Liu

To July 4


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

Curtain – Maria Meinild

Secrets – Émilie Franceschin

To July 4


Station 16 – 3523 St-Laurent

Nothing Exists – Cyrcle

To July 4


Parisian Laundry – 3550 St-Antoine W.

Summertime in Paris – Spectiveretro – Group Show

To July 4


ArtGang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert

Works on Paper – Miss Van + Nuria Mora

To July 5


Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Sur la route – Marie-France Boisvert

Jeff Saint-Pierre

to July 5

Ongoing Shows:

Galerie de Bellefeuille – 1367 Greene

8 Seconds – Nicolas Ruel

To July 7


Atelier Circulaire – 5445 de Gaspé, #105

Members’ Salon – Group Show

To July 10


Médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie – 1214 de la Montagne

Femmes de Paroles – Camile Houle

To July 11


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


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Les Traces du Passé – Ginette Kakakos Aubin

To July 11


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

The Short Form – Group Show

To July 11


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

Spectrum – François Simard

To July 11


Canadian Centre for Architecture – 1920 Baile

Jai Tech: Ábalos & Herreros selected by Juan José Castellón

To July 12


Mekic Gallery – 4438 de la Roche

Selfie – Group Show

To July 18


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

Studio PM

To July 18


Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran – 1892 Payette

Playlist – Michael Assiff + James Kerr + Sara Magenheimer + Roula Partheniou + Jon Rafman

To July 18


Beaux-Arts des Amériques – 3944 St-Denis

Waters Upon the Earth – Jennifer Meanley

To July 18


Galerie Patrick Mikhail – 4445 St-Antoine W.

Taste This Sad Cream – Jay Isaac + Sojourner Truth Parsons + Brad Phillips

To July 18


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

Jérome Bouchard

Martha Townsend

Jocelyne Alloucherie + John Heward + Mathieu Gaudet + Stéphane La Rue + Oscar Varese + Angèle Verret

To July 18


Galerie Youn – 5226 St-Laurent

Improbables Créatures Abyssales – Kikooshi

Stories of the Familiar Transformed – Group Show

To July 19


TOHU (Espace BOHU) – 2345 Jarry

Étrange, insolite et dangereux : le cirque et la curiosité

To July 19


La Galerie – 1200 Amherst, #102

Glance – Tatsu

To July 21


Le repaire des 100 talents – 5867 St-Hubert

Major Tom – Group Show

To July 22


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

Écrans – Group Show

To July 25


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

Beat National

To July 25


Le Sino – 2817 Ontario E.

Neuf is Enough – Group Show

To July 25


BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Girl With an Attitude – Natalia Krioutchkova

To July 31


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Études – Manon de Pauw + Sara A.Tremblay

To Aug. 2


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

The Golden Age of Jazz – Hank O’Neal

Melomania – Group Show

To Aug. 8


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marion Wagschal: Portraits, Memories, Fables

To August 9


L’Artothèque – 5720 Saint-André

Le pouvoir du masquerade – Carolina Hernandez + Charline P. William

To Aug. 15


Montreal City Hall – 275 Notre-Dame E.

Montreal, Fur Capital

To August 15


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 Aug. 16


Maison de la culture Frontenac – 2550 Ontario E.

Paysages-vêtements – Carole Baillargeon

La traversée / Ashu-Takusseu – Michel Depatie

To Aug. 22


McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke W.

Horst: Photographer of Style

To Aug. 23


Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier – 2450 Workman

Exposition Couleurs de Femmes – Patricia David + Nora Golic

To Aug. 26


Darling Foundry – 745 Ottawa

Asylum In the Sea – Hajra Waheed

Let Us Be Us, Again and Again, and Always – Lieven De Boeck

To Aug. 27


Montreal Insectarium – 4581 Sherbrooke E.

Bearers of Light – Mathieu Le Sourd + Étienne Paquette

To Aug. 30


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

The Uncurated Show: Havre, Kolakis & Ruby

To Aug. 30


Espace VERRE – 1200 Mill

Double Je(ux) – Barbara Renault + Laurie Simard-Breton

To Sept. 4


Galerie René Blouin – 10 King

David Altmejd

To Sept. 5


Battat Contemporary – 7245 Alexandra, #100

Thoughts on Paper – Marion Wagschal

To Sept. 12


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

Flux – David Altmejd

Jon Rafman

To Sept. 13


Maison de l’Architecture du Québec – 181 Saint-Antoine W.

Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec

To Sept. 13


Arsenal Montreal – 2020 William

E-Merge – Group Show

To Sept. 13


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


Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal – 2940 Côte-Sainte-Catherine

Le sens du quotidien – Alain Laframboise

To Sept. 27


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Yard Salsa – Michael Williams

To Sept. 27


Centre d’histoire de Montréal – 335 Place d’Youville

Scandal! Vice, Crime and Morality in Montreal, 1940-1960

To Oct. 1


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 Oct. 4


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Rodin: Metamorphoses

To Oct. 18


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – 1380 Sherbrooke W.

Marion Wagschal, Friends, Memories, Fables – Five Decades of Painting

To Oct. 25


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


To Oct. 25


Musée de Lachine – 1 du Musée, Lachine

Lake-Like – Group Show

To Nov. 29

To Dec. 19