Ruthless at Battat
Par Sacha Jackson
Publié: Montreal Mirror, 2009-04-30 00:00:00 -0400
Operating outside of the usual gallery hotspots, Battat Contemporary (7245 Alexandra, #100) has set itself apart by setting up shop among the industrial complexes of Jean Talon Street. Having opened just a little over a month ago, they’re one of the newest galleries in the city and they celebrate the opening of their second show, Ruthless in Chalk Farm by Allison Katz tonight, Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. The exhibit, which is Katz’s first major solo show in the city, serves as a homecoming of sorts, as she was born and raised in Montreal but now lives and works in New York. The works featured in Ruthless are not easily pinned down to a single style or even a single medium, and the accompanying press release leaves much to the imagination. Written in a Q&A format incorporating Yves Saint Laurent’s answers to the Proust questionnaire, it gives hints as to the personality of the work and the artist, but invites viewers to see the work as a mystery to be explored.
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Allison Katz: Ruthless in Chalk Farm at Battat Contemporary
Par Christina Kee
Publié: artcritical.com, 2009-06-20 00:00:00 -0400
Ruthless in Chalk Farm, Allison Katz’s solo exhibition at Battat Contemporary, is a collection of handmade pieces - a yellow wooden snake, a wheat-sheaf-laden funeral cloth, a still-life executed in sand - and several exceptional paintings. With a strength of execution that overpowers any complaint of arbitrariness, Katz conjures forms and images that are at once beautiful and funny, familiar and strange....
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