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Galerie Rye: Grand opening and Vernissage (May 22)

May 17, 2010

Reflection Bay: New works by Shane Watt, Jonathan Himsworth and Gabriel Deerman @ Galerie Rye (1331A Ste-Catherine Est).

A new gallery has just opened it’s doors down on Ste-Catherine East. Their first show will feature largescale fictional urban maps by Shane Watt (above), detailed cities with stadiums viewed from above by “stadium art movement” founder Jonathan Himsworth, and portraits of the people who inhabit these spaces, by gallery co-owner Gabriel Deerman.

Vernissage & Grand Opening of gallery is May 22, 6pm – 1am. The show is up for only six days!

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The Dice Show @ HQ: Next session May 13

May 11, 2010

This month sees Headquarter’s Gallery and En Masse team up for The Dice Show. 45 2’x2′ panels were constructed, painted white and mounted on the gallery walls. Participating artists come in for three drawing sessions (May 6, 13 and 20th, 6-9 pm – open to public viewing). At the end of each session dice are rolled and the panels are shuffled.

Read more about it on the HQ Blog, and check out the finishing party on May 28th.

The Ghost , Physical Dream Extraction Theatre by Zeesy Powers @ Drawn & Quarterly (Wed. April 21)

April 20, 2010


Don’t miss this last minute performance tomorrow, April 21, 7pm @ Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest
. A Canadian première, The Ghost, by Zeesy Powers, mixes watercolour, animation, live dance and audio collage.

Details from the D&Q newsletter:

We are proud to add a very last minute event to our already brimming April events calendar: the Canadian Premiere of The Ghost, Physical Dream Extraction Theatre by Zeesy Powers.

After performances in Japan, Berlin and Los Angeles, Montreal gets its first look at this new projection performance by Zeesy Powers. […] The Ghost is an obsessive and beautiful work based in the body, floating in the sky.

Nous sommes très fiers d’annoncer un ajout surprise à notre déjà très occupé calendrier du mois d’avril: pour la première fois au Canada, et après des représentations au Japon, à Berlin et à Los Angeles, l’artiste Zeesy Powers présente sa performance intitulée The Ghost.

Combinant animation d’aquarelles, danse et collage audio, The Ghost est une oeuvre belle et qui tracasse au sujet du corps qui flotte dans le ciel.

Regular drawing events @ Galérie Synthésie!

March 26, 2010

Thanks to Anthony from Galerie Synthésie for letting us know about their regular drawing events, including Drink & Draws, model sessions and the upcoming live drawing workshop “Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden”!

Galerie Synesthésie
94 St. Catherine East, unit 7.
Montreal, Quebec,
H2X 1K7

(Message en français ci-dessous)

On Sunday, March 28, 14h30 – 17h30, Galerie Synesthésie will be holding a special live drawing workshop with the theme of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  A male and female model, playing the roles of Adam and Eve, will play out the story of the fall of man and original sin through creative poses. The models will at first be nude, but in the spirit of the classic tale, they will ultimately clothe themselves after “eating” from the Tree of Knowledge.

This event is just one of Galerie Synesthésie’s many unique themed live sketching workshops, featuring single or double nude models in poses inspired by the given theme. Past themes include JD Waterhouse, Japan and Pirates, along with common festive themes, such as Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Like all of the gallery’s workshops, these events are open to beginning drawers as well as pros, and they always include great refreshments and often fabulous games and prizes. Previous and current sponsors who donated include: Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Nouvelle Optique and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Drawing in the Garden of event FB event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110764805603332&ref=mf

Galerie Synesthésie FB group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110764805603332&ref=mf#!/group.php?gid=10878620218

Galerie Synesthésie Blog: www.galeriesyn.wordpress.com
Galerie Synesthésie Main Site: www.GalerieSyn.com

Ce dimanche le 28 mars, de 14h30 à 17h30, la galerie Synesthésie présentera une séance spéciale de modèle vivant dont le thème sera Adam et Ève au jardin d’Éden. Deux modèles, l’un masculin, l’autre féminin, interpréteront la chute de l’humanité et l’avènement du péché originel. Cette légende sera évoquée par des poses inspirantes. Les modèles seront tout d’abord nus et, dans l’esprit des saintes écritures, ils s’habilleront progressivement après avoir goûté le fruit défendu de l’arbre de la connaissance.

La Galerie Synesthésie présente régulièrement ce type d’atelier de modèle vivant thématique. Nous centrant sur un sujet  bien défini et ayant recours à des modèles solo ou en couple, la galerie a déjà présenté plusieurs séances où les thèmes étaient, notamment, l’univers du peintre Waterhouse, les pirates, le Japon, ou, encore, des fêtes comme la Halloween, Noël et la Saint-Valentin.
Comme pour tous nos ateliers, ces événements sont accessibles tout autant aux dessinateurs débutants qu’à ceux de calibre professionnel. Nous offrons toujours des rafraîchissement, un buffet et, souvent, des jeux et des prix spéciaux. Parmi nos commanditaires, mentionnons Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Nouvelle Optique et le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.

Still River Still Leaving: NADIA MOSS (PUSH Gallery)

March 9, 2010

Very excited to see a bunch of ink drawings and mixed media paintings by local artist Nadia Moss on the walls of PUSH Gallery next week. Note the gallery’s new location in the Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine O. Suite # 425.

Vernissage: Thursday, March 18 6-9 p.m.

Party de financement du journal des 48 heures de la BD de Montréal (Le 13 mars)

March 5, 2010

(English follows)

Le milieu de la bande dessinée n’est peut-être pas très grand au Québec, mais il est actif. Les 48 heures de la Bd de Montréal et ARTfaBULLE organise un party pour boucler son budget 2009. Il y aura des Djs, de l’art et de l’alcool. Tout sera présent pour se faire un plaisir fou. Soyez présent en grand nombre.

Le mandat général d’ARTfaBULLE est de promouvoir la nouvelle bande dessinée et de favoriser les échanges entre les auteurs québécois, les auteurs du reste du Canada et les auteurs étrangers.

L’événement aura lieu le 13 mars dès 20 h au 5555 rue de Gaspé, local 117 à Montréal. L’entrée est gratuite et vous recevez un journal des 48 heures de la BD de Montréal en plus. Tous les profits de la vente d’alcool serviront au financement des 48 heures de la BD de Montréal.

Confirmer votre présence sur leur page événement dans Facebook.

English: The group 48 hours of comics in Montreal is holding a fundraising party March 13th at 5555 de Gaspé #117. There will be DJs, art and booze! This is a project of  ARTfaBULLE, a Montreal organization with a mandate of promoting new comic art and facilitating exchanges between Quebec and Canadian comic artists. Facebook link HERE.

Nuit Blanche Feature: Celebrating Black on White with En Masse

February 25, 2010

Jason Botkin, is a Montreal artist and co-founder  of En Masse, an ongoing collaborative black & white drawing project that’s being featured for the second time at this year’s Nuit Blanche Festival. He was kind enough to share some info on the project and what they’ll be up to this weekend:

EN MASSE mobilizes emerging artists from Montreal and abroad in an ongoing series of artistic conversations, a non-linear dialog connecting these characters in the creation of large-scale, highly spontaneous, collaborative black and white murals and public installations.

Since its creation in 2009, EN MASSE has worked within diverse environments such as art institutions (Galerie Pangée), public events (Osheaga Festival of Music and Arts, Smart Design Mart), private contracts (l’Agence Sid Lee), and within community outreach projects (EN MASSE @ Art Pop).

Our mandate is twofold; firstly to increase the visibility of new young artists, both collectively and as individuals, and secondly, to foster community-oriented art events and programming, built upon a specific form of collaborative interaction and immersion between the chosen artists.

This edition of EN MASSE is realized in association with Art Souterrain, and the Festival Montreal en Lumieres for the Montreal 2010 Nuit Blanche festivities.

Launching on 27 February 2010, Art Souterrain is the biggest 15 day underground exhibition of contemporary art ever seen in Montreal, bringing together a huge diversity of artists for a production spanning the 3.5 km of underground tunnels from Complexes les Ailes to Complexe Guy Favreau.

This EN MASSE creation/performance event will take form in the tunnel level of Eaton Center, live during the Nuit-Blanche, anticipating the participation of 30+ artists working on a string of canvases spanning 150ft long, by 3ft high

The completed works will then be mounted high above the walkway on the overhead bulkheads until the 13th of March, 2010, remaining highly visible throughout the commercial center.

As well, we’ve received permission to pre-install an enormous 30 panel (3’x5′ each) series of drawings on paper, into light-boxes wrapping round a central spiraling staircase, a key installation which will remain in the space indefinitely.

Be sure to add En Masse to your Nuit Blanche itinerary (see next post for details). Also check out Jason’s website to see some gorgeous drawings (in particular the Erased Faces series)

Nuit Blanche 2010: THE DRAWING TOUR

February 24, 2010

We’ve sifted through Montreal’s weighty Nuit Blanche 2010 program and extracted the drawing-related events to check out during this all night romp around town! Check ça…

Marcel Dzama (Musée d’art contemporain)

Marcel Dzama is known worldwide for his fantastic, anachronistic universe and his hauntingly outrageous works. (This show is on till April 25 and is not to be missed. D&D MTL review coming soon!)

Free | 6 p.m. – 5 a.m. | Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal | 185 Ste.Catherine Street WestmétroPlace-des-Arts  www.macm.org


En Masse Underground

One in a series of large-scale, multi-artist (30+) drawing events. Freeform collaborative jams in black and white, exploring the relationship between fine and lowbrow art.

Free | 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. | Performance: 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. Zone 9 – Centre Eaton (underground)

Sid Lee Collective: Blackboards
Blackboards explores the theme of transience by inviting prominent artists to unleash their artistic prowess on ten blackboards throughout the underground city.

Free | 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. | Performance: 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. Zone 9 – Centre Eaton (underground)

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Drawing from a Live Model at the Museum

Drawing from a Live Model at the Museum Draw from a live model in the evocative nocturnal setting of the Museum. Teachers will be on hand to offer guidance and answer your questions. From gestural drawing to longer studies, it’s a creative and tantalizing way to perk up your night!

Free | 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. | The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts | 1379 Sherbrooke Street WestmétroGuy-Concordia

Grande Bibliothèque: Snowball effect!

Snowball effect!Come and watch authors and illustrators creating in the heat of the moment! Facing the challenge of the blank page, authors will pair off, rack their brains and surprise you with their words. Once they are finished, the texts will be passed on to the capable hands of a group of illustrators who will take up pencil and brush and transform them into works of art under your very eyes.

Free | 9 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.| Grande Bibliothèque| 475 De Maisonneuve Blvd. EastmétroBerri-UQAM
Leonard Cohen Artworks

Leonard Cohen Artworks Come visit the exhibition of sketches and drawings of the great poet, songwriter and singer Leonard Cohen. Self-portraits annotated in his own hand, nudes and female portraits, and everyday objects invite the viewer to share an intimate moment with this extraordinary Montreal creative force who have seduced audiences the world over for forty years.

Free | 11:30 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan | 305 Ste-Catherine Street West, 2e floormétroPlace-des-Arts   bus 15, 80, 129
ProspectUs (Galerie ARPRIM)

ProspectUs In partnership with Ateliers Graff, ARPRIM presents ProspectUS, a collective exhibition by the Edmonton-based Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP). These artists talk about the intimacy and immediacy of drawing and printmaking. With these recent works, ProspectUs opens up an engaging and stimulating dialogue about printmaking.

Free | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | ARPRIM 372 Ste.Catherine Street West, Space 426
métroPlace-des-Arts   bus 15-80-129 www.arprim.org

Galerie et Ateliers Graff: Art Ready-to-wear

Art Ready-to-wear

The Graff Gallery welcomes you to the Quatrième traitement exhibition, featuring sculpture-drawings by Martin Boisseau. Meet artists in the Graff Studios, and watch as a work is silkscreened onto self-adhesive vinyl. Then take a piece of this work with you into the streets of Montreal, becoming a “messenger of art.”

Free | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Galerie et Ateliers Graff 963 Rachel Street East métroMont-Royal  www.graff.ca

Au Papier japonais: Black and White

Black and white Au Papier japonais showcases 40 small works of black ink on manipulated washi. Grey, black and white tones reflect the spirit and inter-relatedness of dark and light, day and night, black and white.

Free | 5 p.m. – 6 a.m. | Au Papier japonais 24 Fairmont Street West
métroLaurier   bus 55  www.aupapierjaponais.com

Tyler Amid The Treasures : An Evening Of Creation (Galerie Monastiraki)

Masks & cardboard constructions by poster artist Tyler Rauman adorn the gallery walls, surrounded by a mesmerizing sea of lost and found treasures, dada creations, light projections and ethereal abstractions. Also, prepare yourself for impromptu performances and spontaneous artistic creation!

Free | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Galerie Monastiraki 5478 St.Laurent Blvd métroLaurier
monastiraki.blogspot.com

Atelier Circulaire: Live model and late-night scratching

Live model and late-night scratching

Accompanying the printmaking exhibition by Denis St-Pierre, a drawing session with model will take place at Galerie Circulaire (room 101, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.). This entertaining evening becomes more unusual as events continue in the studio (room 503, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.) where, during the DJs live performances, the public is invited to create prints on vinyl records.

Free | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Atelier Circulaire 5445 De Gaspé Street métroLaurier www.atelier-circulaire.qc.ca

General 54: Which of these things doesn’t belong in a boutique?

Which of these things doesn’t belong in a boutique?

An evening of art and music. 7 pm: Vernissage. A series of 6”x8” works examining various small objects by painter Jeremy Gordaneer. 11:30 pm: Multi-instrumentalists Marie Davidson and Xarah Dion play and sing Les Momies de Palerme, songs and sounds inspired by immediacy, chaos, nature and our cultural heritage.

Free | 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. | General 54: 54 St.Viateur Street West

métroLaurier   bus 55 www.general54.com

Did we miss your event? Let us know: dndmtl@gmail.com.

Write, Drink & Draw (Feb. 21, Casa del Popolo)

February 17, 2010
Don’t miss a great night of drawing and music organized by Sherwin Tjia WRITE, DRINK & DRAW (Facebook link):

Around this time of year, when a lot of you like to stay in, we’re inviting you out to have a drink and get some work done!

You are invited to write, drink & draw to live music at the Casa!

Cure your cabin fever and take part in this unique opportunity to be social and antisocial simultaneously.

Bring your sketchbooks, comix, computers, pens, pencils, drawing tablets, crafts, crochet materials, collage cutouts and yarn! Be creative alone, or with others!

Be coaxed into a creative groove by the trance-improv tunes of the band Pharmakon MTL, featuring Ian Ferrier, Moe Clark, and the absorbing guitar melodies of Kris Mah.

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Sunday, February 21st
Casa Del Popolo’s backroom
4873 St Laurent Blvd.
(just south of St-Joseph, on the e. side)
Doors at 8. Live music from 9 to midnight.
$5 at the door.
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Crossbreeding photos

February 16, 2010

Thanks to everyone who found their way to the Concordia Greenhouse on Sunday for our first D&D of 2010! Thanks especially to Sofeel for organizing it, and to Brad Barr for playing beautiful music. We’ll be posting some of the day’s drawings as they come in.