April 24, 2008
The opening of the HIV/AIDS show was also great. Tons of people came out, and (as with the FOFA show, which I sadly have no pictures of), the work was so strong I felt honoured to be included.
MR and Mandrew had a religious experience.
It ended with him serving her head on a platter.
View of the crowd. So much great work to look at!
My two measly paintings. I love them, but everything else was so much more exciting!
Like Miss Mandrew's video, which constantly had a line-up 10 people in to watch it. I had to come back the next day! Look at how thrilled he is with his success.
In fact, here's someone watching it. That's the shortest line of the evening.
So, muchos muchos gracias to all the organizers. I also want to do a shout out to Summer G., who had the great idea to put on a show for all those rejected by the Art Matters festival (that's twice now for me, and I guess two strikes and you're out since I am officially finished my degree now). Le Social liked the show so much they've decided to keep it up for another month. I don't have pictures, but Willy the Bum snapped a few at the opening, and they can be viewed here: http://communitycritique.blogspot.com/2008/04/salon-des-refuss-vernissage-photos.html
Thanks to everyone who came out to the McGill Sexual Assault Centre's show on sexual assault and gender-based violence at Brutopia, and thanks EVEN MORE to the organizers, who worked really hard to put this on and did a great job. 'Fire and Water' is up at Brutopia until May 15th.
It was very exciting to see Hot Topic up in a different place, curated in a different way. 20 portraits went up for the show, featuring people like Dorothy Allison and Leslie Feinberg whose works deal specifically with sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Along with the work that's up for the duration of the show, the Sexual Assault Centre also had these pieces at the opening. They were done by high school students taking part in a workshop about sexual assault, and I have to say, with absolute honesty, that they're some of my favourite works in the show! I don't know what to tell you, I can't get enough of them. I want to hang out every day with the brilliant teenager who decided to put little pink panties on the Calvin Klein man. Heart it!
April 2, 2008
I have paintings in four shows over the next three weeks. Come on down!
No Man's Land: HIV/AIDS and Waiting
March 31 - April 4, 2008
VAV Gallery, 1395 Renée Levesque West, Montreal QC
(corner Crescent, metro Lucien L'Allier)
Vernissage: Thursday April 3, 6-8pm
Fire and Water (put on by the Sexual Assault Centre of McGill)
April 7 - 21, 2008
Brutopia, 1219 Crescent Street, Montreal QC
Vernissage: Thursday April 10, 7-9pm
Salon des Refusées (for artists rejected by the Art Matters Festival)
April 7 - 24, 2008
Le Social, 1445 Bishop Street, Montreal QC
Vernissage: Saturday April 12, 7-10pm
The Annual Undergraduate Students' Exhibition
April 14 - May 9, 2008
FOFA Gallery, 1515 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal QC
Vernissage: Thursday April 17, 6-8pm
Hope to see you there!