Lieux échafaudés / Architectonics of Space is open now until December 22 at Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal.

“The works included in this exhibition give the illusion of perspectival space merging with painting surface. There are sufficient similarities among them for us to be tempted to see a possible direction being taken by young Canadian painters. It is clear that the practices of several other Canadian artists, like Martin Golland or Étienne Zack, fall within an analogous aesthetic; such a relationship further strengthens the impression of a trend, an approach that is also evident on the international scene in the work of Germany’s Matthias Weischer. It will be particularly interesting to see whether the aesthetic concerns common to these young Canadian painters will, over the long term, become part of the history of our country’s art. The exhibition’s curators, Paul Bradley and Catherine Plaisance, wager that this trend in the visual arts will have a far from passing influence…” (taken from the Galerie Simon Blais website).

The exhibition features work by Julie Beugin, Leigh Bridges, DaveandJenn, Alexis Lavoie, Jessica Peters and Ehryn Torrell .

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