Art and Architecture is a group exhibition that brings together six artists. The work examines ideas about architecture, and ideas about our use of space, our cities, and our history. Some of the artists are also trained in architecture and are practicing architects as well as visual artists.
Denise Buisman Pilger shares three pieces with us… all mixed media acrylic collage on wood or canvas. These paintings take scenes and snippets of life from a specific place, and reconstruct them. They are like condensed visions of experiences.
Marc Chabot has three larger pieces, as well as two smaller pieces in the show. They are mixed media collage and paint on wood. All are ruminations on New York. They layer images from diverse sources, interwoven and infused into a new surface.
Naomi Frangos is displaying the Utopia series, as well as a single simple and lovely piece “of snow”. The Utopia series is a collection of four ceramic hand mono-printed tiles. They reflect upon ancient architecture, as well as ideas of weaving time and space through process. During the opening of the exhibition, she also shared her amazing and masterful Fig Vessel ceramic work.
Jennifer Hamilton‘s piece The Tower is a large digital print of sacred places, transformed into one fantastical, imagined entity. For me it feels like a trip to Disneyland!
Kimberley Mok (some might recall her work from our Small Works show last December) is sharing five prints with us, three of which are available in a large and small format. Her work looks at architecture, nature, places, Montreal, and stirs in a healthy mix of fancy, fantasy, and wonder.
Finally, Keivan Khademi Shamami is showing two pieces that further walk into ideas surrounding history of place. They wonder at what has transpired before, asking about what layers of time and meaning are found in a place.
The exhibition is in Fleurbain at 460 St Catherine Street West, Unit 917 until April 17th. We are open regular gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 3-6pm, as well as by appointment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See all the individual work online, too. All work in the exhibition is here. Note for collectors, all prices include taxes and shipping to anywhere in North America.
If you want a little taste of how the works in the show all relate to one another, you can enjoy the following video:
Artist Talks will be held on two days.
On March 31 from 7-9pm, Marc Chabot, Naomi Frangos, and Keivan Khademi Shamami will talk about their work.
On April 14 from 3-5pm, Kimberley Mok, Jennifer Hamilton, and Denise Buisman Pilger will talk.
Come meet the artists, and join in the talk about architecture, space, art, life in the city, and more.
Natasha Henderson, Montreal