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September 2020

 

September 9-26, 2020

Opening: Saturday September 12,from 2-5pm

Gallery 1

 Felix Cano

 

Félix Cano handles painting the way one might use writing: as a way to give shape to elements of his personal emotional universe, which flows from his physical, psychological and cultural environment. For Cano, painting is a continuous process of creating a vocabulary that is both a vessel and a method for organizing the spectrum of feelings that emerge at the interface with his surroundings.

Cano’s work, though mostly abstract, does allow for a subtle, nebulous type of figuration, and uses the signs and symbols of writing while emptying them of meaning. Through this approach, narrative and subject can be banished from the paintings while still acknowledging the world, which is alluded to mostly through an unspecified natural environment. Randomness, accidents and improvisation come into play as part of Cano’s dialogue with painting, between the material nature of abstraction and the intangible emotional reality of daily life.

Within this context Cano explores the contrast between the repetition and variation of an image and its inherent originality and uniqueness. In his method, developing the craft is as important as creating a particular image, so he is equally interested in the technical challenges of painting, particularly those relating to the use of multiple media.

Cano’s aim is not to invent something new in the avant-garde sense of the term, but rather to find a tool he can use to offer the viewer a playful experience blending aesthetic stimuli and the evocation of language—an experience analogous to the one he undergoes while creating the piece.

Primitivism, outsider art, expressionism, abstraction, as well as illustration and design (including calligraphy) have always influenced Cano’s work, either directly or indirectly.

Born in Mexico City, Felix Cano studied Visual arts in the San Carlos Academy (UNAM, Mexique) and Art History in the Université de Québec à Montréal. During his studies in visual arts he worked with a theater group as member of the staff and collaborate with an industrial design studio. Later, he acquired experience as drawing teacher in graphic design schools. He also gave plastic arts courses for incarcerated minors and women in the context of studies on social exclusion.

Felix Cano a exposé dans plusieurs expositions collectives et individuels au Mexique et au Canada. Exposition solo : Musée Marius Barbeau, St-Joseph de Beauce, QC, Le Lac, 2019; Maison de la culture de Lachute, QC, Vert, blanc et rouge, 2018; Galerie Vincent D’Indy, Boucherville, QC, Arriver toujours, 2013; Maison de la Culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, Tryptique, 2004; Institut de la culture de la Basse Californie, Mexicali, Mexico, Œuvre récente, 2001. Expositions collectives : Artothèque de Montréal, QC, Quoi de neuf, 2020; Centre culturel Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, QC, Collective, 2020; Maison de la culture de Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, Montréal, QC, LHéritage, 2014; The arts Project Gallery, London, ON, Colores de Latinoamérica, 2010; Galerie ICBC, Mexicali, Mexico, XIIIe Bienal Plastica de Baja California, 2001.


 

Gallery 2

Amer Rust

Lauren Bibeau

Felix Cano

Jerome Prieur

 

Amer Rust

Amer was born in Montréal, Québec, where he lives and works. He graduated in graphic arts at Cegep Ahuntsic and completed a bachelor’s degree in commerce at McGill University. He worked in the printing sector and the metal transformation field for more than 20 years.

Solo Exhibitions: Galerie Luz, Montréal, Canada 2020, 2019 and 2018. Collective Exhibition: Galerie Luz, Montréal, Canada (2019), Galerie Artêria, Bromont, Canada, November (2018) to May (2019). Art fairs: Art Market San Francisco, USA (2019), Affordable Art Fair New York, USA (2019), Sofa Chicago, USA (2018)

Amer presents oxidised paintings on steel. The corrosive medium he uses slowly works its way to deterioration to create the artwork. It reminds us of the processes of evolution and transformation due to the passage of time inherent to all things.

Lauren Bibeau

Lauren Bibeau is an abstract painter based in Montreal. Throughout her decade-long career she has exhibited in Canada and Europe participating in exhibitions within public and private institutions. Bibeau’s work has also been donated to charitable organizations and continues to be sought after in Canada and abroad. Bibeau was runner up to the 2005 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Award. She holds a Fine Arts degree from Dawson College and attended Concordia University’s Fine Art program.

Solo exhibitions: Galerie Luz,Montreal, Canada (2016 ), L’Espace Contemporain, Montreal, (2015) Group exhibitions: Galerie Luz, Montreal, (2019, 2017, 2016), L’Espace Contemporain , Montreal, May and March (2015) Journées de la culture, Montreal,( 2011), Studio 426,Montreal, (2008), Museo Civico d’Arte,Cascalenda, Italy, (2005)

Felix Cano

Born in Mexico City, Felix Cano studied Visual arts in the San Carlos Academy (UNAM, Mexique) and Art History in the Université de Québec à Montréal. During his studies in visual arts he worked with a theater group as member of the staff and collaborate with an industrial design studio. Later, he acquired experience as drawing teacher in graphic design schools. He also gave plastic arts courses for incarcerated minors and women in the context of studies on social exclusion.

Felix Cano a exposé dans plusieurs expositions collectives et individuels au Mexique et au Canada. Exposition solo : Musée Marius Barbeau, St-Joseph de Beauce, QC,Le Lac, 2019; Maison de la culture de Lachute, QC, Vert, blanc et rouge, 2018; Galerie Vincent D’Indy, Boucherville, QC, Arriver toujours, 2013; Maison de la Culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, Tryptique, 2004; Institut de la culture de la Basse Californie, Mexicali, Mexico, Œuvre récente,2001. Expositions collectives : Artothèque de Montréal, QC, Quoi de neuf, 2020; Centre culturel Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, QC, Collective, 2020; Maison de la culture de Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, Montréal, QC, LHéritage, 2014; The arts Project Gallery, London, ON, Colores de Latinoamérica,2010; Galerie ICBC, Mexicali, Mexico, XIIIe Bienal Plastica de Baja California, 2001.      

Jerome Prieur

Born in 1969, Prieur began to create at an early age. His style has evolved into a distinctive combination of metal and plastic engraving, painted acrylic canvases and wood embellished through the application of detailed ink work.

Prieur also collaborates with artist Marie-Josée Roy since 2010 (engraving). Additionally, Prieur designs sculptural light fixtures and continues to produce new work, further exploring and expanding upon his artistic vision.

Self-taught, Prieur lives and works in Montreal and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. He has participated in many solo and group exhibits. Cella Gallery (2008-2009-2010), La Luz de Jesus (2007-2008) in Los Angeles, and Yves Laroche, Montreal (2007). In collaboration with Marie-Josée Roy at Gallery Le Royer in Montreal (2010-11-12-14-17 and 2019) and Thompson Landry in Toronto (2012-16 and 2019). Art fairs in the U.S.A include (Red Dot Miami 2010, Art Fair Chicago and Basel Miami in 2011). His works are in private and public collections in Canada, U.S.A., Australia and Europe.