Published on November 03, 2009
Join us for the launch of Grier Edmundson’s artist booklet, America’s Prodigy which will take place at the vernissage for his exhibition The Work Ahead of Us at Battat Contemporary (Thursday, Nov 5, 6pm). The booklet is available for free at the Gallery and features a text by Luke Collins and a link to an accompanying website, www.oscarbox.org/GE/x . Hope to see you there!
Published on October 29, 2009
Sophie Jodoin is currently participating in the group exhibition, Somewhere along the line at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. The exhibition combines two- and three-dimensional drawings by Lucie Chan, David Dahms, Michelle Gay, Massimo Guerrera, Sophie Jodoin, Anne Macmillan, Ed Pien and Lucy Pullen. October 10 – November 22, 2009. With exhibition catalogue: Essays by Katie Belcher and Ingrid Jenkner. www.msvuart.ca
Published on October 15, 2009
Ed Pien’s Night Gathering, 2005, from the Battat collection, is featured in the current exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibition runs October 7, 2009 to April 4, 2010. You can find out more information about the show at www.madmuseum.org
Published on October 07, 2009
Upcoming Battat Contemporary exhibiting artist John Ancheta (Feb 25- Apr 10, 2010) is currently exhibiting his work as part of the 15th anniversary show at the Galerie d’Outremont (Oct 1-25). You can also see some of John’s past work in his upcoming solo exhibition at the Galerie d’Outremont from Feb 4-29, 2010. www.galeriedartdoutremont.ca
Published on October 07, 2009
Watch out for our next exhibition The Work Ahead of Us, by Montreal based artist Grier Edmundson – opening Thursday November 5, at 6pm. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Edmundson’s work has been in numerous exhibitions including solo projects in the US and Europe. His practice is engaged in a dialogue about our current relationship to the image. Edmundson coaxes the audience to look beyond their presumptions to conceive of a new reading of subjects and their histories. Drawing from the literary model of the short story, each installation becomes a non-definitive narrative. Grier often selects understated icons that are at a slight remove from the images that represent key moments in pop history. This creates a gap between our immediate identification of the image, which is tinged with a knowing, self-aware nostalgia and its place in history.
Published on September 11, 2009
Check out the great feature article on Battat Contemporary in the Fall 2009 issue of Canadian Art!! Thanks go out the article’s writer Cameron Skene and photog Alex Meyboom. Read an excerpt of the article in the “Press” section of our website or buy a copy at your local magazine shop. www.canadianart.ca.
Published on September 08, 2009
Former exhibiting artist Sophie Jodoin has a solo exhibition (September 8 – October 4, 2009) at the The National Arts Centre in Ottawa which opened on the same evening as the 2009-2010 season launch by Wajdi Mouawad, as well as the Théâtre français’ 40th anniversary. www.nac-cna.ca/fr/theatrefrancais/
Sophie Jodoin was invited by the artistic director Wajdi Mouawad for the new 2009-10 season of the Théâtre français of The National Arts Center (NAC) in Ottawa. Her work illustrates the season brochure and eighteen theatre play posters. *Winning award for documents at the APPLIED ARTS Design & Advertising Awards Annual 2009 (Toronto). http://wajdimouawad.nac-cna.ca/spip.php?article25
Published on September 05, 2009
Check out James D. Campbell’s article on Battat Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Sophie Jodoin: Hoods, helmets & gasmasks, in the current issue of Etc Montreal (vol. 87 – sept, oct, nov, 2009).
Published on September 01, 2009
Join us for the vernissage of Amy-Claire Huestis’s new exhibition Landscape with Bombers, (Thurs, Sept 10, 6pm). We will also be launching an accompanying publication (48 page, soft cover, full colour) exploring Landscape with Bombers and Huestis’s practice surrounding this work. The publication is designed by Associés Libres and will be available for sale at Battat Contemporary.
Published on August 07, 2009
Please note that the gallery will be closed for summer vacation from August 17th. We will re-open to the public on September 10th with the vernissage of Amy-Claire Huestis’s exhibition Landscape with Bombers (staff will return to the office and be reachable as of August 31st).