This year, Papier Montreal becomes Plural – Contemporary Art Fair and returns for a beautiful Spring weekend at the Grand Quay, in the Old Port of Montreal. 49 galleries, 8 Canadian cities and hundreds of artists, under one roof, for one weekend only. An uplifting and exciting event, several Coups de coeur and a wonderful opportunity to meet inspiring and creative people.
A parenthesis… not to be missed!
April 21st to 23rd, 2023
My Coups de coeur 2023!!!
Graeme Patterson – Strange Birds – 2023 – Chiguer Art Contemporain
Sarah Stevenson – Volcano, 2022 / Explosion, 2021 – Blouin Division
Metallic thread and fishing line
Michèle Bui – Baby’s Breath, 2019 McBride Contemporain
Lauréate Prix Pierre-Ayot
Lyne Bastien – Ivujivik III 2020 – Feheley Fine Arts
Qian Cheng – Instagram
A beautiful exchange with a beautiful artist in transformation.
ekawiya pakici is a command meaning don’t give up. It is an alternative to the commonly used phrase “ähkameyimo” which means “keep going, persevere.” This piece explores the vulnerabilities of mental health and the ways that messages of toxic positivity can sometimes cause more harm. This edition ofmulti-coloured signs mimics the cheerful facade of toxic positivity which reiects difficult emotions in favor of a positive mindset.
Florence Giroux Gravel – Maze (Serie) Couleur (1,2,3) Galerie Bernard
Wood, wires, paint
Spray Paint on Cardboard
Toni Losey – Studio 21 Fine Art – Halifax
Earthenware, Porcelain, and Nichrome Wire
A wonderful chat with the Artist Toni Losey, who also fell in love with Nova Scotia more than 15 years ago, where she now lives with her family. Her work is inspired by nature, mushrooms, moss and lichens, is simply unique and captivating. I am sure we will meet again!
Kim Dorland – Shadows, 2023 – Galerie Patel Brown
Oil on Linen
I Would Have Searched Everywhere 2 / Salvaged wood, Plywood and Photography on Aluminum
Karine Demers – As you are – Série de 13 – GALERIE ROBERTSON ARÈS
Paper, Birch wood & Aluminium
Bert Danckaert – Cine Lido (Havana), 2022– LAROCHE/ JONCAS
Archival pigments on Fine Art paper
Antonietta Grassi – Flow- Matic II – 2022 – Galerie Patrick Mikhail
Oil, Acrylic & Ink on Linen
My New Gourmet Favorite !!!
This was me… and my new pink coat :)) at the Grand Quay in the Old Port of Montreal!
Have a great weekend !