Espace des arts
From Thursday to Sunday
August 10, 2017
5 pm to 8 pm
August 11 to 20, 2017
Noon to 8 pm
Espace des arts
Espace des arts or the Art Space will present the works of 10 local and Canadian artists, assembled in Montréal for the first time. They will be exhibited in four containers installed on Sainte-Catherine Street at the corner of Saint-Hubert.
Montréal-based painters George-Adrien Dehoma and Patricia Klimov are the co-curators of the exhibit which will feature paintings by Yunus Chkirate, Marcio Melo, Marcio Melo, Edward Bader and by Miss Butterfly.
The clothing created by designer Antonio Ortega and the drawings of Feliz Tupe and photography by Jihef Portelance will complete the ensemble.
Accessible on August 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Art Space will then be open every day from noon to 9:00 p.m. The opening of the exhibition will be held in the presence of the curators and all the artists on August 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Artist George-Adrien Dehoma says he is self-taught and is inspired by architecture. His graphic paintings, cubic and colorful, are influenced by the urban spaces he finds compelling.
For co-curator Patricia Klimov, art is a matter of survival. The human face is at the heart of her creations and according to her, this element of preference is what masks everyone’s true condition.
Yunus Chkirate is a painter with both Moroccan and Italian roots. He loves to create portraits of great impetuosity and very bright colors with emotion leaping from the canvas with each stroke of the spatula.
A Brazilian and a trained architect, Marcio Melo has dedicated himself to painting since 1992. For 15 years, he has been leading mural creation workshops with the students of several schools throughout the regions of Québec.
Emerging Montréal artist, Mieyun focuses on celebrating the woman. Her art, she says, is an extension of her nature, of her vision and of her experiences. She is also into abstraction, taking pleasure with texture, colors and forms.
Alberta-based professor by day, guest artist Edward Bader is currently at work producing a series of creations featuring men who like leather. The works on exhibit are a reflection of his current focus.
The character of Miss Butterfly (the name that the man behind the artist has given himself) works oil on canvas producing abstract paintings with warm and energetic colours. Of Lebanese origin, he has traveled extensively in the South, a visible influence on his art.
Antonio Ortegas label is carving a place for itself during the Fashion Weeks of New York, Montréal, Toronto and Paris. He dreams of creating a ready-to-wear line and exposes his clothes, each piece dictated by his passion and determination.
Filipino activist Feliz Tupe is a multidisciplinary artist whose first field has been drawing. She is also the coordinator of the Tink Galerie, a queer and sober space.
WORKS ON EXHIBIT ARE FOR SALE BY ARTISTS