The work of Mary Hayes mines the expressive, psychological and sociological implications of the head and the human figure. Most recently, she reinterprets Old Master paintings and archetypes from popular culture with paintings that conflate, morph and mutate, exploring an emotional range between the macabre and the tender.
A Pantheon of Minor Deities takes a look at archetypes that resurface with each generation in popular culture, through myth, fairy tales, film and video games. Misunderstood monster, imperious goddess, inquisitive alien - come back to us in various forms to guide us through the physical emotional and psychological trials of contemporary life.
Le travail de Mary Hayes sonde les aspects expressif, psychologique et sociologique de la tête et de la figure humaine. L’artiste se consacre depuis peu à l’interprétation d’œuvres de Grands Maîtres et d’archétypes de la culture populaire. Elle explore au moyen de fusions, morphismes et mutations toute une gamme d’émotions entre le tendre et le macabre.
A Pantheon of Minor Deities pose un regard sur les archétypes générationnels de la culture populaire par l’entremise du mythe, des contes de fées, du cinéma et des jeux vidéo. Le monstre mal-aimé, la déesse impérieuse, l’extraterrestre curieux – reviennent nous visiter sous différentes formes pour nous guider à traversles épreuves physiques, émotionnelles, et psychologiques, de la vie contemporaine.
Andrew Wedman (Naramata, BC) will be installing Bass Piano VII in the Monastiraki gallery, with a performance on Friday October 28th.
The Bass Piano is a piano that has been tuned down a full octave to A220. With slightly unstable tuning and long sustains, strange and wonderful anomalies occur within its harmonics.
The night features three free improv duos who will explore the sonic possibilities of bass and Bass Piano: Andrew Wedman (bass piano) with Jason Sharp (bass saxophone), Marielle Groven (bass piano) with Aaron Lumley (contrabass) and Guillaume Dostaler (bass piano) with Lori Freedman (contrabass and bass clarinet).
More about the Bass Piano:
Piano Technician and experimental musician, Andrew Wedman developed the Bass Piano through his work with various altered tunings. The result of detuning a piano is a reduced tension in the strings and a unique tonal quality similar to bells or steel drums. Extreme tunings can be difficult for pianos to adjust to, so Andrew chooses to detune old pianos that would otherwise end up in the garbage. He repurposes these unwanted instruments as Bass Pianos so that they can be playable again.
The Bass Piano was debuted in Berlin in January 2013 with performances by Andrew Wedman and John Kameel Farah. Since then the Bass Piano has been performed by and alongside Ryan Driver, Tania Gill, Marilyn Lerner and John Oswald.
Bass Piano VII Friday October 28th, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 Monastiraki 5478 Blvd St Laurent, Montreal by donation
Le Piano Bass VII
Le vendredi 28 octobre, Andrew Wedman (Naramata, BC) s’installera à la Gallerie Monastiraki pour une performance de Piano Bass VII. Cet instrument est un piano qu’il a désaccordé d’une octave plus bas. Ce réglage légèrement instable produit des anomalies étranges et merveilleuses qui s’ajoutent aux harmonies du piano.
La soirée propose trois duos d'improvisation libre qui explorent les possibilités soniques de la basse et du Piano Bass: Andrew Wedman (piano bass) et Jason Sharp (saxophone basse), Marielle Groven (piano bass) et Aaron Lumley (contrebasse), ainsi que Guillaume Dostaler (piano bass) et Lori Freedman (contrebasse et clarinette basse).
À propos du Piano Bass:
Technicien accordeur de piano et musicien expérimental, Andrew Wedman a conçu le Piano Bass à travers son travail sur différents accords modifiés. Le désaccordage d’un piano a pour résultat une baisse de tension sur les cordes et une qualité tonale unique similaire aux cloches ou aux tambours en acier (steel-drums). Les pianos ont parfois du mal à s’adapter à ce type d’accordage, c’est pourquoi Andrew utilise uniquement des pianos qui sont voués à être jetés. Il transforme ces instruments en Pianos Bass afin qu'ils puissent être joués de nouveau.
Andrew Wedman a débuté ses performances de Piano Bass à Berlin en janvier 2013 en duo avec John Kameel Farah. Depuis, le Piano Bass a été joué par (et avec) Ryan Driver, Tania Gill, Marilyn Lerner et John Oswald.
Vernissage jeudi 6 octobre expo 6 - 30 octobre, 2016
Todd Stewart : I'm an illustrator and a printmaker. The works in this show are all printed, and are compositions drawing heavily on illustration, either directly on wood or paper, with varying levels of abstraction. The silkscreen process allows me to work automatically, exploring symbol, transparency and light by printing multiples of simple elements and patterns. The work on display was created in the last two years, which includes time spent on residency in Scarborough, Ontario and Saint-Louis, Senegal. Much of it is about landscape and meaning in the symbols in the spaces around us.
Vernissage jeudi 8 septembre 18-22hr Expo 8 - 25 septembre 2016
Arranging Flowers NEW PICTURES BY JG ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Leaning from this stoop into the imaginary arms of Booger Brie, considering how we are formed or influenced by the people and immersive situations we find ourselves in. Arranging Flowers is an installation of screenprinted paper, drawings in frames and paintings responding to the affairs of what and what and what our painted eyes are paying attention to, when there is so much to tend to.
JG is a queer, mostly self-taught visual artist who lives in Montreal. They have been dramatically influenced by anti-aesthetic theory and experimental print based work, underground comics and small press book culture and participate in making art through this lens. You can find them working as a human photocopier at Atelier Lost Cause in the plateau, or listening to mutant disco recordings while tending to the garden growing inside their apartment, as the plant lady.
Thank you ♥
*Works by JG (TINDRUMS) as well as a set of collaborative posters made with illustrations by Brie Moreno (BOOGER BRIE, from Toronto, ON).
TOTUM is a group-oriented art zine collecting the works of up-and-coming Montreal illustrators. The idea behind it is to create a book with a rich variety of voices and visions, a place to take these individual pieces and to create a whole with them. With the 4th issue now in the process of completion, we've decided to celebrate and put together an exhibition showcasing over two dozen contributions made by the diverse set of artists involved. Exhibiting works spread through both the third and fourth issues, you'll get the chance to see all the illustrations in person, as well as the official launch of TOTUM No. 4.
VERNISSAGE Thursday, August 25th from 6 to 10 PM. The Event will be held at Monastiraki - Le Petit Monastère Food and drinks will be supplied. Free entrance.
ARTISTS EXHIBITED Gabor Bata Indiana Brierley Mathieu Larone Darcy Roop Graeme Shorten Adams Alexandra Poulin Tony Luzano Julian Bata Patrick Callahan Annette Fanzhu Kaia'tanoron Mony Pich Trevor Yardley-Jones Sara Hum
We are very excited to launch our 2016 exhibition season with Jason Gillingham. Jason is an artist with a varied practise, making visual poetry with text and tape as well as
working with all manner of found metal strapping to create exquisite weavings, often embellished with punched text. These weavings act as binding between the more ephemeral qualities of language and the undeniably tactile.
The opening will be on Thursday, March 3rd from 6 pm until 9pm. The exhibit continues until the 27th of March 2016.
Défilé annuel TOAST&Q !! "Anti-gravity" Défilé annuel et fête des chapeaux !!!
*Défilé à 5:45*
C'est un vernissage / défilé de la mode / fête des chapeaux pour une soirée seulement !! Très spéciale......... Défilé des nouveautés à 5:45*
Many chapeaux from previous collections ( development of ideas ) will be displayed, will be tried on, will be sported joyfully, will be admired, oowed and awed at, will lift your spirits, will defy notions of sense and non-sense... Come and have fun ! Run away and enjoy this little space circus !! *there will be wine *the défilé will run on time merci, et à bientôt !
mardi 1 decembre 2015 17hr tuesday dec 1st 2015 5pm
TOTUM is a zine collecting the works of up-and-coming Montreal illustrators. With the 2nd volume now in the process of completion, we've decided to celebrate and put together an exhibition showcasing over two dozen contributions made by the diverse set of artists involved. Exhibiting works both unreleased and original spread through the first two issues, you'll get the chance to see all the illustrations in person, as well as the official launch of TOTUM Volume 2.
VERNISSAGE Friday, November 20th from 5-8 PM. The Event will be held at Monastiraki - Le Petit Monastère Food and drinks will be supplied.
ARTISTS EXHIBITED Alexandra Poulin Tony Luzano Dylan Cooney Gabor Bata Julian Bata Kat Annett Patrick Callahan Annette Fanzhu Kaia'tanoron Mony Pich Alex Marini Sora Park Trevor Yardley-Jones Sara Hum Antonio Sonnessa
Justin Bhatia returns to Montreal with new drawings Samuel Moucha leaves Montreal with an installation tribute to Nikola Tesla
Justin Bhatia: Hooded rainbow shooting spectres, water coloured amidst skulls, flora, geologic abberations. Arcane RockNRoll art hinting at romance and invisible worlds.
Samuel Moucha: The inspiration of the project derives from our fascination for Nikola Tesla's personality and inventions, which have been in many cases undervalued and forgotten. I initiated this project with composer Kota Nakamura