Art this week

Emerging artists, local fauna, Maliseet sculpture plus a new arts venue and a street art tour this week

LONG HAUL Jessica Mensch

Work by Jessica Mensch at the Long Haul Art Studios

It’s the height of summer in Montreal, which means that everywhere you look there’s another cool event to check out. While you’re hopping from one festival to the next, make a little time to check out what’s going on in the arts scene this week.


Work by Claire Burelli at POPOP Gallery
Work by Claire Burelli at POPOP Gallery

Tonight, Wednesday, head to the Belgo for a vernissage at POPOP Gallery of Disques durs et mémoires molles by Montreal photographer Claire Burelli, who’s showing work she produced during a residency at le Cabinet photography studio. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #442, Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.


There are a number of events to choose from Thursday, notably among them being a one-night only show of works by Jessica Mensch at the Long Haul Art Studios, where Jessica herself will deliver a DJ set from 8–9:30. Don’t miss out, because after Thursday’s event the trippy canvases will be taken to PEI for a show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. 450/454 Beaumont, Thursday, July 16, 7–10 p.m.


If you’re in the south end of town on Thursday, head to the Darling Foundry terrasse and Espace Publique for a performance night featuring artists Tina Carlisi and Janick Burn, followed by a series of short films—all produced by women—presented by GIV (Group Intervention Vidéo). 745 Ottawa, Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m.


Work by Shane Perley-Dutcher at the Canadian Guild of Crafts
Work by Shane Perley-Dutcher at the Canadian Guild of Crafts

Also Thursday, a new exhibit opens at the Canadian Guild of Crafts in conjunction with the upcoming First Nations cultural festival Présence Autochtone. In this exhibit, Maliseet silversmith and artist Shane Perley-Dutcher from the Tobique nation in New Brunswick presents Likcihikon Tisserand Weaver, a show of silver jewellery and sculpture. 1460B Sherbrooke W., Thursday, July 16, 5–7 p.m.


On Friday, stop in and say hi at Au Deuxième, a lower-main collective art space as the member artists host an open studio night featuring live painting by Waxhead plus demos from other member artists including Edwin Janzen, Sophie Aubry, Madeline Pippa Bartlett and more. 3655 St-Laurent, #206, Friday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.


Work by Sarah Thibault at Art Mûr
Work by Sarah Thibault at Art Mûr

On Saturday head to Petite-Patrie’s Art Mûr for the opening of their annual summertime group show Fresh Paint / New Construction, featuring works by dozens of emerging artists representing 16 universities and art schools across the country. You can also check out works created by Sarah Thibault during a residency in smalltown Hantsport, Nova Scotia. Her sculptures blend attributes of ostentatiousness with the cozy comforts of home, pointing to the arbitrary power we assign to objects to make us feel secure. 5826 St-Hubert, Saturday, July 18, 3–5 p.m.


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‘Notre Dame de Grâce’ by Ripley Whiteside at PFOAC

You can also head to the Belgo Saturday for two new shows at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (PFOAC) including Ripley Whiteside’s A Peaceable Kingdom, with ink on paper life-size drawings of Montreal fauna done with realistic beauty. Also on view will be the short video Oil! by Andreas Rutkauskas in which a sculpture resembling an oil rig loops through it’s mission of extracting oil from the earth. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #216, Saturday, July 18, 3–5:30 p.m.


If you’re looking for a good party this weekend, allow me to introduce you to a brand-new art space in town, Matahari—a non-profit collective arts venue launching this weekend with parties Friday and Saturday nights with visual art from prolific street artists and frequent collaborators TurtleCaps and Futur Lasor Now1673 Mont-Royal E., Friday and Saturday 9 p.m.–3 a.m.


Street art by Miss Me, Stikki Peaches, Tava, Labrona, TurtleCaps, Lovebot and Starchild Stela. All photos by @NickieMTL
Street art by Miss Me, Stikki Peaches, Le Renard Fou, Tava, Labrona, TurtleCaps, Lovebot and Starchild Stela. All photos by Nickie Robinson

Finally, on Sunday you can go for a stroll through the Mile End and learn about the street art that decorates that neighbourhood, on this weekend’s Street Art Walking Tour organized by @NickieMTL of If Walls Could Talk. Nickie will take you off the beaten path to see new and old works by artists like Miss Me, Stikki Peaches, Monk.E, Omen, Zola, Swarm and much more. Meeting at NE corner of Laurier & Esplanade, Sunday, July 19, 3 p.m., PWYC

Don’t forget to take a look at the listings below as well, for more last calls and ongoing shows!




July 15, 6:30 p.m.

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

Disques durs et mémoires molles – Claire Burelli

To July 19


July 16, 7–10 p.m.

The Long Haul Art Studios – 450 / 454 Beaumont

Jessica Mensch

One night only


July 16, 5–7 p.m.

Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Likcihikon Tisserand Weaver – Shane Perley-Dutcher

To Aug. 29


July 18, 3–5:30 p.m.

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

A Peaceable Kingdom – Ripley Whiteside

Oil! – Andreas Rutkauskas

To Aug. 15


July 18, 3–5 p.m.

Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

Fresh Paint / New Construction – Group Show

Regardez pas le ménage – Sarah Thibault (Artist in Residence)

To Aug. 29


Last Call:


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


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


Ongoing Shows:


La Galerie – 1200 Amherst, #102

Glance – Tatsu

To July 21


Galerie Espace – 4844 St-Laurent

Montréal Rétro – Marilyse Julien

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


Alt Art & Design – 3963 Ste-Catherine E.

Quartier en Art – Group Show

To July 25


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

Galerie I: Bibiane Cayouette + Marie Cayouette

Galerie II: Josée Charbonneau

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


Galerie ROCCIA – 5692 St-Laurent

Graduates of l’École de joaillerie de Montréal

To July 26


VAV Gallery – 1395 René-Lévesque W.

#01.vav//2015 – Group Show

To July 31 – Finissage July 28


BBAM! Gallery – 3255 St-Jacques

Girl With an Attitude – Natalia Krioutchkova

To July 31


Kafein – 1429A Bishop

Steben Alexander

To July 31


Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Natation – Group Show

To July 31


Citizen Vintage – 5330 St-Laurent

Spilt Milk – Alice Zhang

To July 31


Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

Comix – Group Show

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


ArtGang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert


To Aug. 10


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


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

Tribal & Modern: African Art & Modern Works – Group Show

To Aug. 29


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


O Patro Vys – 356 Mont-Royal E.

Hyperdoodling Soundscapes + Guitart – John Lanthier

To Aug. 31


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


Galerie Division – 2020 William

Mythology – Wesley Martin Berg + Daniel Boccato + Bryce Zackery

To Sept. 5


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

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

To Sept. 6


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


Palais des congrès – 159 St-Antoine W.

The Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo – The Exhibition

To Oct. 12


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