Friday, 27 April 2012

Vernissage Marathon

Last night, The Kikster and I accomplished a vernissage marathon! We went to not one, but five gallery openings in one night. To be fair, four were in The Belgo Building. Our first stop was La Maison de la Culture Mercier, where we went to check out Matthieu Gauvin’s impressive art collection. We followed suit with Galerie Pangée, Galerie Liliane Rodrigez, did a quick pop-by at La Maison Kasini and ended at SAS.
At SAS, I fell in love. Feast your eyes on this: Patrick Bérubé’s Ancrage.

Ancrage is a French word play. Ancrage means anchorage, while Encrage (pronounced the same way) translates to inking. In this case, Bérubé’s miniature boat is literally docked in a pool of ink. I walked towards the piece thought: “This can’t be. It’s silicone.” But I tapped my heel to the ground and there is was: a ripple. Gasp! The Kikster was a little more subtle, gently blowing on the ink. Again: ripple. Just when you think you know every trick in the book, an artist like Bérubé turns the table on you. Beautiful!
Kiks was more impressed with L’alliance (The Alliance):

SAS’ exhibition, titled Fabuleux Cercles Viscieux (Fabulous Viscious Circles), featured five artists: Gwenaël Bélanger, Michel de Broin, Mathieu Latulippe, Frédéric Lavoie and Patrick Bérubé. Check it out!
Have you been intrigued/impressed/surprised by any artwork recently? Please feel free to share your discoveries!

1 comment:

  1. Once again, thanks for making me discover new Canadian artists. I wish I lived in Montreal to go gallery hopping with you and the Kikster!