Art this week

A show of women in art by female artists, festival action and killer parties in our vernissage round-up + complete Montreal gallery and museum listings.

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Work by Jeffrey Veregge at Présence Autochtone

It’s been heating up out there, so if you’re looking for some relief don’t forget that many of Montreal’s art galleries and museums offer air conditioned comfort while you peruse their collections. There are plenty of new shows opening this week as well, so let’s have a look at some highlights.

Work by Gilf at Woman x Women expo
Work by Gilf at Woman x Women expo

On Thursday, the much-anticipated group show Woman x Women opens with a vernissage at Station 16 followed by an afterparty at Belmont with an all-woman lineup of DJs. Check out our interview with curator Mira Silvers from Sugar 4 Brains here, and don’t miss your chance to see some incredible works of art focussed on the female body from the perspective of women themselves. Some of the participating artists include famous activist artists Guerrilla Girls, New York street artist Gilf, plus locals Miss Me, Abdala Kaufman, Edith Lebeau, MC Baldassari, Heidi Teillefer, Lacey & Layla, Sandra Chevrier and many more. 3523 St-Laurent, Thursday, July 30, 5–9 p.m.

Inuit carvings at
Inuit carvings at Galerie Carte Blanche

Also Thursday, Galerie Carte Blanche hosts an exhibition of Inuit stone carvings called TAKU, in conjunction with First Nations cultural festival Présence Autochtone. 1853 Amherst, Thursday, July 30, 6–9 p.m.

Speaking of Présence Autochtone, make sure to head to Place des Festivals over the weekend to check out the installations including a central teepee and longhouse, which will serve as venues for activities like film screenings, plus multimedia projections, street theatre, concerts and more. On the visual arts side, Native American illustrator and designer Jeffrey Veregge of the S’Klallam tribe in Washington state will be on hand with his Native Superhero Design series—reinterpretations of superhero design infused with the coastal Salish style. Place des Festivals, June 30–Aug. 2

Just For Laughs founder Andy Nulman, by Hoda
Just For Laughs founder Andy Nulman, by Hoda Ackad-Wenger at TMR’s Reginald J. P. Dawson Library

Back to Thursday, you can also head to the Reginald J. P. Dawson Library in TMR (that mysterious fenced-in place with all the trees that’s west of Acadie Boulevard) for an exhibition of portraits by painter Hoda Ackad-Wenger depicting some of Montreal’s behind-the-scenes movers and shakers such as Céline Dion right hand man René Angelil, Just For Laughs founder Andy Nulman and concert promoter Rubin Fogel. Reginald 1967 Graham, Town of Mount Royal, Thursday, July 30, 5–8:30 p.m.

On Friday head to Villeray for the launch of a weekend-long program of activities under the banner Pop Up Collage, organized by Collectif Blanc at Espace Projet that will also spill over into the outdoor activity zone Place de Castelnau. In addition to an exhibition of collages by participating artists in the gallery space, there will also be workshops conducted by artists including Sophie Jodoin and Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf. 353 Villeray, Friday, July 31, 4–8 p.m. Activities continue through the weekend.

Work by Benny Wilding at Artgang
Work by Benny Wilding at Artgang

Get ready to party on Saturday, first at the vernissage for Shift, an exhibition of works by 2015 Mural Festival alumni Benny Wilding at Artgang Gallery followed by an afterparty punctuated by DJ sets from Toastdawg, Ephiks and Sagewondah. 6524 St-Hubert, Saturday, Aug. 1, vernissage 5–8 p.m., afterparty 9 p.m., free before 11 p.m., $5 after

The other big ticket art part of the night takes place at brand new Plateau venue Matahari Loft, which is hosting a retrossage for their closing exhibition of work by Queens-bred graff writer and street artist TurtleCaps and frequent collaborator Futur Lasor Now. Check the lineup for this jam: Tommy Kruise, Simahlak and Vincent Pryce provide the tunes while HoarKor live paints alongside a B-Boy dance demo. 1673 Mont-Royal E., Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 p.m., $5


Work by TurtleCaps at Matahari Loft

Don’t forget to check out the full listings below for even more openings, last calls and ongoing shows!




July 29, 7 p.m.

Centre Culturel de Verdun – 5955 Bannantyne

Présence Autochtone: Le rapprochement – Suzanne Bourdon

To Sept. 11


July 30, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Yellow Fish Art Gallery – 3623 St-Laurent

Cousin Gordie—Short Life of Trouble – Eric Tschaeppeler

The Way Back – Kira Walz


July 30, 6–9 p.m.

Galerie Carte Blanche – 1853 Amherst

Présence Autochtone: TAKU—Inuit Stone Carving

To Aug. 5


July 30, 5–9 p.m.

Station 16 – 3523 St-Laurent

Woman x Women – Group Show

To Aug. 8


July 30, 5–8:30 p.m.

Reginald J. P. Dawson Library – 1967 Graham, TMR

The Power Behind the Scenes: Culture Montreal – Hoda Ackad-Wenger

To Aug. 19


July 31, 4–8 p.m.

Espace Projet – 353 Villeray

Édition Pop-Up Collage – Collectif Blanc

To Aug. 2


Aug. 1, 5–8 p.m., afterparty from 9 p.m.–3 a.m.

Artgang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert

Shift – Benny Wilding

To Aug. 16


Aug. 1, 2 p.m.

Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

l’ombre au tableau—déplacement #3 – Caroline Mauxion

To Aug. 29


Aug. 2

Concordia University Grey Nuns Residence – 1190 Guy

Grimposium Art Exhibitions – Dan Seagrave + Kim Holm + Becky Cloonan + Filip Ivanovic

To Aug. 9


Last Call:


VAV Gallery – 1395 René-Lévesque W.

#01.vav//2015 – Group Show

To July 31


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


Artgang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert

Alex Coma

To July 31


Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

The Vice Annual Photo Show: The New Photojournalism

To July 31


Fondation Guido Molinari – 3290 Ste-Catherine E.

Études – Manon de Pauw + Sara A.Tremblay

To Aug. 2


Ongoing Shows:


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


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

A Peaceable Kingdom – Ripley Whiteside

Oil! – Andreas Rutkauskas

To Aug. 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


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

Visitations – Matthew-Robin Nye + Jacinthe Loranger + Laura Acosta

To Aug. 21 – Finissage Aug. 20, 4–6 p.m.


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


Galerie Z – 5409 St-Laurent

Collectif d’été – Group Show

To Aug. 24


La Galerie – 1200 Amherst, #102

El Ruso + Kikooshi

To Aug. 25


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


Art Mûr – 5826 St-Hubert

Fresh Paint / New Construction – Group Show

To Aug. 29


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

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

To Aug. 29


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Likcihikon Tisserand Weaver – Shane Perley-Dutcher

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


Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) – 1920 Baile

Landscapes of the Hyperreal: Ábalos & Herreros selected by SO – IL

To Sept. 13


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

Contrasts – New Acquisitions

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


TOHU (Espace Cascades) – 2345 Jarry

Ces objets qui (ra)content Saint-Michel – Christine Barbedet

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