Drawing — Installation — Video
Artists/Artistes: Paule Gilbert, Sabrina Maisonneuve, Lucas LaRochelle, Hea Kim, Ayse Gauthier, Mel Arsenault, Ben Compton
Vernissage — Sep 14, 17h — 19h
Exhibition/Exposition — Sep 11 — Sep 15
1395 Rene Levesque W
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
[This venue and its washrooms are accessible by wheelchair and other mobility aids. The exhibition is free and open to the public// Ce lieu et ses toilettes sont accessibles aux personnes en fauteuil roulant et aux personnes avec d'autres aides à la mobilité. L’exposition est ouvert au public]
POP Montreal is pleased to collaborate with Art Matters and the VAV Gallery on a playful exhibition. Works from a diverse range of mediums that refer to themes of humour, neo-pop, and DIY will be presented at this exciting exhibition.
Works by artists who participated in either Art Matters’ or the VAV Gallery’s 2016-17 programming will be presented, accompanied by a live performance on the evening of the vernissage. There will also be free beer and free merch at the vernissage!
POP Montréal est ravi de collaborer avec Art Matters et la Galerie VAV sur une exposition ludique. Des œuvres d'une gamme variée de médiums qui se réfèrent à des thèmes d'humour, de néo-pop et de DIY seront présentés dans cette exposition passionnante.
Les œuvres des artistes qui ont participé à la programmation de Art Matters ou de la Galerie VAV en 2016-17 seront présentées, accompagnées d'une performance dans le vernissage. Il y aura également de la bière gratuite et de la marchandise gratuite à l'événement!
Mel Arsenault is a Montreal based artist working in painting, ceramics and papier maché. Themes of interest in her work include ideas about science, bilingualism, the mechanics of knowledge and human relations. In 2016, she won the Outstanding Work and Meaningful Contribution to Ceramics Award delivered by the Studio Art Department of Concordia University. Since 2012 her work was shown in group shows in Canada, Italy and Romania.
Ben Compton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. His practice is rooted in performance, print, and music. Currently, he is exploring the potential of live video as a tool for understanding the body in space. His work often combines elements of music and humour to engage with pop culture and the everyday. Ben is pursuing a BFA in Intermedia at Concordia University.
A practicing lawyer, Ayse is currently a part-time student at Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts (Studio Arts, major in Print Media). Having experimented with a variety of printmaking methods, she explores seriality and systems for creating artworks. Her day-job in law leaves her looking to her art for ambiguity, minimalism and abstraction, for that which is left unsaid. She is also part of the artist duo SHAY.
Paule Gilbert’s research and creative practices revolve around themes related to time and space
and materialize mainly through drawing, installation, performance and fibre. She is about to earn
a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. In 2017, she received the Cecil Buller-John
J.A. Murphy Scholarship in Drawing and was nominated for the BMO-1st Art! Invitational
Student Art Competition. Her work was part of several juried exhibition
Hea Kim, a Korean born/a Canadian immigrant, is a multi-disciplinary artist who is interested in creating a seemingly playful installation artwork but is actually a lot more sophisticated than that. Her art is about the interception of burgeoning subcultures and the hybridization of contrasting feelings, materials, and concepts. She strives to visually verbalize a complex dream world by mixing the fantastical with the mundane, the heroic with the cute, playful popular culture with deeper concerns.
Lucas LaRochelle is a multidisciplinary designer invested in using design as a tool to critique contemporary culture while simultaneously providing possible alternatives. Their work uses clothing, body sculpture, and physical computing as a means of examining and manipulating the interactions between body and space. A firm believer in the necessity of imagining utopia, their work engages with the problems of the ‘here and now’ in order to probe and populate the future.
Born in Montreal, Sabrina Maisonneuve is now completing her bachelor in Fine Arts at Concordia University after a degree in presentation design.
Although a painter, she is benefiting from Concordia numerous faculties to reach out to other mediums such as interactive robotic art. Her works always carries a certain sensitivity where viewers are engaged to see themselves through man-made objects.
[This event is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. // Cet événement est situé sur le territoire traditionnel et non cédé du Kanien’kehá:ka.]