Parisian Laundry and Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain at VOLTA, Art Mûr and Galerie SAS at PULSE, Galerie D'Este at SCOPE and an exhibit by the Quebec Association of Contemporary Art Galleries are some of the events that will showcase Quebec visual art at the New York Art Fairs.
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is proud to present Dil Hildebrand's first New York solo show at VOLTA NY. Hildebrand will unveil four new large paintings from his ongoing Studio series exploring the artist's workspace. Two paintings from this series were recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada. A number of smaller works will also be on view.
Parisian Laundry brings the antics of BGL to New York City with the presentation of their work at VOLTA NY. The artists trio will be sure to add much needed humor and thought provoking art making to this exclusive fair. BGL will rebuild a portion of the booth space into the hull of a ship where the artists will perform the role of a neglectful ''Captain'' and will steer our vision to images of mermaids that fall purposefully off the wall. Also on view will be ''Jouet d’adulte 3'', a transformed yellow ATV (all terrain vehicle), as well as a spectacular new version of a balanced spinning tree made mobile by the artists' unique speaker fans.
Art Mûr will present paintings by Jinny Yu at the 2011 Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. Jinny Yu, who just completed a 6-month International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in Brooklyn, is interested in exploring the tension between the physical and material space of the world and the pictorial and more subtly material ''space'' of the painted surface. Her paintings frequently involve both representation and abstraction. Employing conventional brushes as well as other materials and devices, she paints with oil on aluminum.
For its third presence at PULSE Galerie SAS brings an exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Catherine Bolduc entitled My Life as a Japanese Story and other Fabulations.In her work, (installation, sculpture, video and drawing), Catherine Bolduc explores how our perception of reality is based on our own desires. Her works are derived from personal experiences in which fabulation and fiction transform reality into fantasy or, inversely, in which illusions are broken by harsh reality.
Galerie D'Este will be showing works by Elena Willis at SCOPE New York. The gallery will exhibit photographs from throughout her career as well as a new series of works on rare earth elements.
The Quebec Association of Contemporary Art Galleries showcases artists from thirteen galleries at Extreme Gestures: a Showcase of contemporary art from Montreal. The works have been selected by Denise Markonish, curator at the Massachussets Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA). The exhibition will be on view March 5-6 from 11 am to 6 pm at 320 East 55th Street.
The Québec Government Office in New York will take this opportunity to offer a brunch to celebrate the Montreal art scene, Next Stop: Montréal! on March 5 from 10 am to 12 noon, same address. RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org