Published on October 22, 2010
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Published on October 01, 2010
On the occasion of the exhibition, Panorama: monolithe intime at Battat Contemporary gallery, you are especially invited for a gallery talk with the artist, Stephen Talasnik.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, at 4pm, Visit and talk of the exhibition with the artist.
Please take note that the visit is in english.
Published on September 22, 2010
On the occasion of the exhibition, Panorama: monolithe intime at Battat Contemporary gallery, you are invited Sunday, September 26th, 2010, from 3pm to 5pm, in the bookstore of the CCA.
Monolithe intime: Architecture as muse in the work of Stephen Talasnik, a lecture by Stephen Talasnik and book signing of the artist’s monograph.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) 1920 rue Baile, Montréal 514 939 7028 www.cca.qc.ca
Please take note that the event is in english.
Published on August 04, 2010
Wildcard art market is a benefit sale that bring together 500 works of Canadian art including works by well-known artists like Marion Wagschal. The public preview will be August 6, 7 and 8 at Galerie Ouest in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The sale will take place at Complexe Dompark in Montreal on August 21. This sale is for the benefit of Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.
For more info: www.lenichoir.org/wildcard
Published on July 22, 2010
Jointy with their summer show, Fourteen30 gallery is currently hosting a series of talks via Skype. Tonight at 6h30, Montreal based artist, Grier Edmundson will be discussing with writer John Motley, about his recent work.
More info at: http:www.fourteen30.com/Shows-Detail.cfm?ShowsID=35
Published on July 02, 2010
Some news from New York, where Allison Katz’s work is currently presented at the Rachel Uffner Gallery. The exhibition ’’Le Tit’’ is the first solo show of the artist in New York.
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/allison-katz-uffner
Published on June 29, 2010
Exhibition “Women Artists. Breaking Down Barriers, 1965-2000” Works from the collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Untill October 10, 2010
50 women artists. 110 remarkable works produced between 1965 and 2000. During those 35 years, women were actively involved in the major art movements. They trained a critical eye on their surroundings and on themselves. They engaged, liberated and asserted themselves. They broke down barriers. The works have been selected from among the some 2,600 pieces by women in the collection of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
For more information: http://www.mnba.qc.ca/women-artists.aspx
Published on June 15, 2010
Join us this Thursday for the vernissage of our summer exhibition here at Battat Contemporary, featuring works from the private collection.
Thursday June 17th, 6pm-8pm.
Published on June 04, 2010
Upcoming exhibiting artist Stephen Talasnik will be launching his new outdoor commission, Stream: A Folded Drawing, at the Storm King sculpture park in New York this weekend. Talasnik is participating in the exhibition 5+5: New Perspectives which also features work by Alice Aycock, John Bisbee, Chakaia Booker, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maria Elena Gonsalex, Darrell Petit, Alyson Shotz, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
This exhibition is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Storm King.
“Stephen Talasnik’s Stream: A Folded Drawing (2009–2010) was made especially for installation at Storm King. This vast site-specific construction consists of some 3,000 bamboo poles tied together to form a monumental yet intricate structure some 12 feet high by 90 feet long. Roughly kidney-shaped in footprint, it appears to be rolling down the hill on which it is sited. Visitors will be able to walk inside the structure to experience the work, as well as others that are visible through its armature, from a variety of perspectives.”
Published on June 01, 2010
Battat Contemporary is extending the Marion Wagschal exhibition until Saturday June 12, 2010!
Published on May 16, 2010
Exhibition: jusqu’au 22 août 2010
For more information, please check out the website: http://www.paricilavisite.qc.ca/lieux-programmation.php?id_lieux=8
Published on May 16, 2010
Alison Katz’ exhibition “Le Tit” is the artist’s first solo show in NYC and will take place at the Rachel Uffner Gallery in the Lower East Side. For more information: www.racheluffnergallery.com
Exhibition dates: May 22 – July 2, 2010
Published on May 16, 2010
Sophie Jodoin will participate in a group exhibition – Go Figure – at J. Cacciola Gallery, NY, (May 20th – July 3rd).
For more information, check out – http://www.jcacciolagallery.com
Published on May 15, 2010
Today, Sophie Jodoin shows works as part of Objets Secrets de l’Atelier.
For more information: http://sophiejodoin.com/blog/?p=128
Published on May 03, 2010
Join us for a conversation between exhibiting artist Marion Wagschal and jake moore (Director, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University) as they discuss Wagschal’s practice and career. Saturday, May 15th, 4pm (In English).
Published on April 19, 2010
Join us for a walk-round of the exhibition with artist Marion Wagschal (in English). Thursday April 22nd @ 6pm.
Published on April 12, 2010
Join us for the opening of Marion Wagschal’s solo exhibition on Thursday April 15th at 6pm.
We will also be launching a publication to accompany the exhibition, featuring a text by Ray Cronin and designed by Associés Libres, which will be on sale at the Gallery for $25.
Published on April 06, 2010
This is the last week to catch John Ancheta’s exhibition Aquacades. The exhibition closes Saturday April 10th at 5pm.
Also check out the exhibition publication designed by local graphic design team Feed. On sale for $20 at the gallery (visible on the website under “publications”).
Published on April 04, 2010
Sophie Jodoin is currently participating in two group exhibitions – Le Tarot de Montréal at la Maison de la culture Mont-Royal in Montreal (April 2 – May 2, 2010) and The Figure Five Ways at Skidmore College, NY, (April 8 – June 27, 2010). She will be giving a talk as part of The Figure Five Ways, on Friday April 9 at 11am.
For more information check out: http://cms.skidmore.edu/news/news.cfm?passID=2071 and http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/plateau
Published on March 26, 2010
Grier Edmundson is participating in the exhibition I’m Not Here. An Exhibition Without Francis Alys at the de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (17 Apr – 6 Jun 2010). The exhibition is curated by participants of the de Appel Curatorial Programme and features the work of Mounira Al Solh (LB/NL), Vaast Colson (BE), Luisa Cunha (PT), Grier Edmundson (USA/UK), André Guedes (PT), Gustav Metzger (UK), Tatiana Mesa (CU), Roman Ondak (SK), Pak Sheung Chuen (HK/CN), Wilfredo Prieto (CU), Ariel Schlesinger (IL), David Sherry (UK), Stefan Brüggemann (MX/UK,) Noa Giniger (IL/NL).
For more information see: http://www.deappel.nl/exhibitions/e/689/
Published on March 23, 2010
Fielding the Uncanny brings together the work of established American artist Stephen Talasnik and emerging Canadian artist John Ancheta. Talasnik, who has shown extensively in the USA and Europe, creates intricate and fantastical quasi-architectural / organic structures which fascinate and intrigue, while Ancheta’s hazy abstracted landscapes provide obscure fictive spaces one can become lost within. Each artist builds imaginative worlds for us to explore, but in both cases, although the imagery is slightly familiar, it is also elusive and often delightfully intangible.
The paintings and drawings exhibited by John Ancheta form part of his Aether series. ‘Ether’, whether defined as an anaesthetic – providing escape into another world of sleep – or a reference to the heavens or upper regions of space, when applied to Ancheta’s paintings allows an understanding of foggy otherworldly spaces, ephemeral forms, and escapist reveries. They emit an eerie dream-like sensation.
Stephen Talasnik’s sculptures and drawings also embody aspects of the uncanny – they resemble architectural, scientific and organic structures, but are in fact constructions of fiction. The forms appear as intuitive, imaginative coalescences, emerging almost transiently from the artist’s subjective process of creation. Often asymmetrical, sometimes submerged in resin, Talasnik’s forms appear as if they could orbit away into space or are waiting, frozen in gestation.
Experienced as a whole, the exhibition becomes a subjective imaginary for viewers to question, explore and immerse themselves within.
Bio: John Ancheta
Drawing from his background in set/sound design for theatre and film, John Ancheta’s paintings coalesce scientific imaging, landscape, and digital abstraction in large-scale cinematic mise-en-scènes. Ancheta works primarily from found images culled from open source digital archives and film stills, but in the process of painting, he transmutes these images into imagined fragmentary topographies that imbue the cartographic quotidian with a near mythological significance. Often working with variations of a single image, Ancheta orchestrates serial compositions that explore the psychic dimensions of temporal and spatial simultaneity.
Born in Long Beach, California in 1973, John Ancheta spent much of his childhood on a communal farm in rural Northern British Columbia. Ancheta studied sound engineering at the Institute of Communication Arts in Vancouver, BC (1993) and Fine Arts (1997-2000) and Philosophy (2004-2007) at Concordia University. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.
Bio: Stephen Talasnik
“Rooted in the aesthetics of architectural infrastructure, my work in drawing, painting, and sculpture address the essential visual language of constructed anatomy. With references to the history of photography, print information, and engineering, I invent a personal narrative that suggests actual function and design, although it is ultimately visual fiction.
I am primarily interested in the gestural capacity of the straight line and all structures are dependent on intuitive decision making rather than hard math. All sculpture is made without preliminary drawing and is organic in that an individual construct expands from a single point addressing the repetitive sensuality of the variable grid. The paintings allude to the history of documentation and scientific explanation. As fantastical color representations they serve as a compendium or encyclopedia of mind wanderings. My drawings reference the history of the visionary architect; imaginary structures that encapsulate an invented historical codex of construction. All works intersect with a reliance on the ideational capacities of drawing, an art that remains at the core of visual conceptualizing.”
Originally from Philadelphia, Stephen Talasnik attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. Although formally trained in design his work in drawing, painting, and sculpture is the result of a self taught process. In addition to his time in Rome, he also lived for 3 years in Tokyo, Japan and did extensive travel throughout the Far East studying indigenous hand built architecture. In addition to the US, he has shown extensively in Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands and his work is included in such public collections as the Albertina (Vienna) British Museum (London), and the Staatliche Museen of Berlin (Germany). He lives and works in New York City.
Published on March 16, 2010
Check out Tracy Valcourt’s great article on Grier Edmundson in the current issue of Border Crossings: http://www.bordercrossingsmag.com/issue113 and read a quote from the article on our press section.
Published on February 26, 2010
Check out Kit Malo’s interview with exhibiting artist John Ancheta on the blog Inside the Frozen Mammoth. www.thefrozenmammoth.com
Published on February 25, 2010
Join us during the vernissage of John Ancheta: Aquacades for the book launch of an accompanying exhibition publication created by the award winning graphic design team Feed (www.studiofeed.ca). The book will be on sale ($20) during the opening.
Published on February 22, 2010
Join us thursday evening 6-8pm for the vernissage of John Ancheta’s exhibition Aquacades! The exhibition will run until April 10th.
Published on February 18, 2010
If you haven’t yet, be sure to come check out our current exhibition Goya & Callot: Looking at War. The show’s last day is this Saturday!
Published on February 16, 2010
See new work by Sophie Jodoin in the group exhibition Blanc at Atelier Punkt. January 15 – March 7, 2010. http://atelierpunkt.com
Published on January 25, 2010
Battat Contemporary exhibiting artist John Ancheta will open a solo exhibition entitled Land at the Galerie d’art d’Outemont on February 4th at 5:30-7:30pm. The exhibition runs until February 28.
Check out Ancheta’s exhibition Aquacades at Battat Contemporary when it opens February 25th, 6pm.
Published on January 19, 2010
Goya’s Disasters of War: Desolation, Depravity and Death. Is There Hope Amidst Horror?
Saturday, January 23, 2010, 2pm @ Battat Contemporary (In English)
Dr. Hilliard T. Goldfarb has been a curator at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) since 1998.
Dr. Goldfarb has curated major international exhibitions such as, Richelieu: Art and Power / Richelieu : l’art et le pouvoir, (September 2002 – April 2003; MMFA and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne) and From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century (1989–90) for the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University, and the National Gallery of Canada. He also organized, among other projects for the MMFA, the exhibition Italian Old Masters From Raphael to Tiepolo: The Collection of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and many prints and drawings exhibitions. Most recently he organized the large international project, Expanding Horizons: American and Canadian Landscape Painting and Photography, 1860 – 1917 (Montreal and Vancouver, 2009-2010).
Prior to joining the MMFA, Dr. Goldfarb served as chief curator of collections at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston (1991–98), curator for European Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1985–90), where he organized the exhibition Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War (1990), and assistant curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The Cleveland Museum of Art (1980–85). He also held the post of Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland during those years.
In 2009, Dr. Goldfarb was made an Officer in the Ordre of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. Among his other honors and awards are grants from the Florence Gould Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Published on January 04, 2010
- A Collector – of Prints
- Saturday, January 16, 2010, 2pm @ Battat Contemporary (In English)
Battat Contemporary is pleased to present a lecture by Irwin Browns, a Montreal art collector specializing in prints. Mr. Browns will be providing a rare glimpse into his experience collecting art over the last 37 years. Mr. and Mrs. Browns’s impressive collection has been showcased in various exhibitions, and in 2007 the MMFA presented exhibition of their collection of prints entitled, Images of Humanity. The Browns also supported the founding of the Graphic Arts Centre at the MMFA, including the attached Freda and Irwin Browns Gallery.
Published on January 04, 2010
Future exhibiting artist Marion Wagschal (showing at Battat from April 15-May 29) is currently exhibiting at the Fofa Gallery at Concordia University. The Fofa exhibition, entitled Private Views runs from January 5th -February 5th 2010.
For more information see: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca