Art this week

A number of Pride-related exhibitions and events are on the agenda this week in the arts scene.


Work by JJ Levine at Galerie Donald Browne


Montreal is in the middle of Pride Month, so naturally this week sees a number of arts events that are focused on the experiences of the LGBT community.

The Qouleur festival’s flagship exhibition, Rage & Love, is currently installed at Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI), so be sure to have a look while you can during the festival. Qouleur is centred around queer persons of colour, and the exhibition features work from artists like Võ Thiên Viêt, Emily Yee Clare, Dayna Danger and Candace Mooers. 3680 Jeanne-Mance, #103, to Aug. 21

Work by Anelys Wolf, speaking Thursday at Articule
Work by Anelys Wolf, speaking Thursday at Articule

Another Qouleur related event is happening tonight, Thursday—head to Articule for an artist talk by Chilean artist Anelys Wolf in conjunction with an exhibition of her work at Rats 9 called Rural Glamor, in which she will discuss her work and its look at the taboo queer gaze in conservative, rural Latin America—work that she’s been unable to show back home due to the subject matter. Artist talk at Articule, Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., in Spanish with English translation, free.

Also Thursday is a vernissage for the group show Raids, an exhibition of queer culture at Galerie Donald Browne, featuring work by JJ Levine, Paul Bureau, Suzy Lake, Christine Major and more. 372 Ste-Catherine W., #528, Thursday, Aug. 13, 5–9 p.m.

Poster by Mads Berg at l'Affichiste
Poster by Mads Berg at l’Affichiste

In Old Montreal tonight, you can see the first North American exhibition of work by Danish illustrator Mads Berg at l’Affichiste, whose retro-styled posters display a crisp, art-deco flavoured modernism. Berg has created posters for familiar brands like Orangina and Fjällräven Kånken. 471 St-François-Xavier, Thursday, Aug. 13, 6–9 p.m.

On Saturday, Galerie C.O.A hosts Maintenance, an exhibit by Miles Greenberg and Olya Krasavina who are the winners of the Possible Dimensions contest organized by Studio Béluga and Faux Cadres Canal. Montrealers will feel a particular affinity for the work of Russian-born fashion industry alum Krasavina, whose watercolour paintings humuorously depict construction zones and their ubiquitous orange cones. With the support from her contest win, she’ll be taking the construction theme to new heights for this show, installing a construction pylon sculpture especially for this exhibition. 6405 St-Laurent, Saturday, Aug. 15, 5–9 p.m.

Work by Olya Krasavina at Galerie C.O.A

Don’t forget to check out the full listings below for more vernissages, last calls and ongoing shows to keep you busy this week!




Aug. 13, 5–9 p.m.

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

Raids – Group Show

To Aug. 22


Aug. 13, 5–9 p.m.

Galerie Mile End (Ame-Art) – 5345 Parc

Waves – Ionna Zagorianos + Raymon Fong

To Aug. 25


Aug. 13, 6–9 p.m.

L’Affichiste – 471 St-François-Xavier

Mads Berg

To Aug. 30


Aug. 13, 5–7 p.m.

Divan Orange – 4234 St-Laurent

Éric Thibodeau

To Aug. 31


Aug. 15, 7–9 p.m.

Rats 9 – 372 Ste-Catherine W. (Belgo Bldg #530)

Rural Glamor – Anelys Wolf

To Aug. 21


Aug. 15, 5–9 p.m.

Galerie C.O.A – 6405 St-Laurent

Maintenance – Miles Greenberg + Olya Krasavina

Winners of the Possible Dimensions contest organized by Studio Béluga and Faux Cadres Canal

To Aug. 29


Last Call:


Ashukan Cultural Space – 431 Jacques Cartier

Présence Autochtone: Teiotiohkwenhahton + Beadwork Visions of Peace

To Aug. 15


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


Artgang Gallery – 6524 St-Hubert

Shift – Benny Wilding

To Aug. 16


Ongoing Shows:


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

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

To Aug. 19


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

VisitationsMatthew-Robin Nye + Jacinthe Loranger + Laura Acosta

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


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

Qouleur: Rage & Love – Group Show

To Aug. 21


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


Canadian Guild of Crafts – 1460-B Sherbrooke W.

Likcihikon Tisserand Weaver – Shane Perley-Dutcher

To Aug. 29


Galerie Simon Blais – 5420 St-Laurent, #100

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

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

To Aug. 29


Galerie d’art LSB – 6750 Esplanade, #350

It’s Gotta Be da Shoes – Pierre Marino-Smette

Gens de Passage – Pierre Marino-Smette + Lori Segall Burnett

To Aug. 29


Montreal Insectarium – 4581 Sherbrooke E.

Bearers of LightMathieu 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


Monastiraki – 5478 St-Laurent


To Aug. 31


Usine 106U – 160 Roy E.

Carnaval – Group Show

To Aug. 31


O Patro Vys – 356 Mont-Royal E.

Hyperdoodling Soundscapes + Guitart – John Lanthier

To Aug. 31


Citizen Vintage – 5330 St-Laurent

Yelena Bryksenkova

To Aug. 31


Galerie ABYSS – 1520 Notre-Dame W.

12 x 12 Square Art Show – Group Show

To Aug. 31


La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse – 4296 St-Laurent

Jesus Had a Sister Productions – Dana Wyse

To Sept. 3


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


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

Out of Town – Lesley Anderson + Benjamin King + Sean Montgomery + François Simard

To Sept. 5


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

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

To Sept. 6


Centre Culturel de Verdun – 5955 Bannantyne

Présence Autochtone: Le rapprochement – Suzanne Bourdon

To Sept. 11


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


Le repaire des 100 talents – 5867 St-Hubert

UpCycle IV – Group Show

To Sept. 13


DHC/ART – 451 & 465 St-Jean

Pièces de résistance – Yinka Shonibare MBE

To Sept. 20


Phi Centre – 407 St-Pierre

Sensory Stories: An Exhibition of New Narrative Experiences

To Sept. 27


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


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

Ère Metal: The Evolution of Quebecois Metal

To Dec. 18