Saturday, April 7, 2012

Papier12: Next Week in Montreal

There is a nice article by John Pohl in the Montreal Gazette about Papier12, which will take place next week.

It has been my pleasure to get to know Emilie Grandmont-Bérubé in the past year, and as a gallerist, I concur with her philosophy:

"It’s the job of a gallery owner to find art that suits a potential buyer – even if the search leads to another establishment, says Emilie Grandmont-Bérubé, co-owner of Galerie Trois Points."

The article goes on to say:

"Next weekend the search will be considerably easier, as Papier 12 gathers 38 galleries representing more than 400 artists into one temporary structure at Bleury St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd., just off the northwest corner of Place des Festivals.
As the name suggests, Papier 12 features works on paper – usually the least expensive art you can buy. And Papier 12, which has no admission charge, is all about accessibility, added Grandmont-Bérubé, who is also treasurer of the organization behind the art fair, the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC).
Six of Toronto’s best private art galleries have booths at Papier 12."

We are happy to be one of those six galleries from Toronto! I for one would very much enjoy seeing more cross-fertilization between the Toronto and Montreal art scenes. We had a wonderful experience last year showing Alexis Lavoie and David Lafrance, and several of our artists have Montreal connections, either by birth, current or past residency, or via Concordia, McGill or UQAM.
Read more here
and visit the Papier12 website

KWTcontemporary will be showing work by the following artists:
Sean Martindale, Lauren Nurse, Dagmara Genda, Moira Clark, Daryl Vocat, Liz Parkinson, Pearl Van Geest and David Lafrance.

 Watch for more posts from Papier12 next week.

Sean Martindale, "Nature", 2011, c-print.
(Image of the temporary installation of Martindale's sculpture built of reclaimed cardboard, and briefly displayed on a garbage day last spring in a neighbourhood in Toronto's West End.)

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