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Reaction at a distance : Collaborative drawings

It’s that time of year again! Here are some of the exhibitions/events happening in the Belgo this month.

Galerie Trois-Points:
Reaction at a Distance: Collaborative Drawings – Kristin Bjornerud and Erik Jerezano
November 20th – December 18th, 2010
Their collaborative project is essentially a correspondence through drawing. Separately, each of them begins a set of drawings to be exchanged through the mail and completed by the other. When they started the work a year ago, the guidelines they laid out for themselves were quite simple: there would be no rules about how they could alter the original piece and there would be no quitting whatever the results. This sharing back and forth without boundaries allowed them to work without inhibition.

Galerie Laroche/Joncas:
HOLI – Louise Masson
November 17th – December 24th
Holi is the name of an Idian color festival where participants throw different colored water and powder. Louise Masson’s portraits are based on photographs of people she took while traveling in India.

Galerie d’Art Visual Voice:
Homage to Jean-Paul Riopelle – Arnold Shives
December 2nd – 22nd, 2010
On one of his visits to Montreal, west coast artist Arnold Shives was asked to create an original black and white drypoint etching to accompany a poem written by John K. Grande and dedicated to artist Jean-Paul Riopelle. The project inspired Shives to expand this etching into a collection of artworks in homage to the late Quebec artist. Adopting various colors and textures to further mediate as well as explore the spirit of Riopelle’s work, Shives placed broken picture glass shards on his images and spray painted them in a process that evokes Jean-Paul Riopelle’s later works. Homage to Jean-Paul Riopelle employs a vigorous abstract language that Riopelle’s 1950s and early 1960’s painting embodies, as well as draws on the Snow Goose image that Riopelle so loved.

Galerie Les Territoires:
Call for video submissions – Monobandes
Deadline – February 4th, 2010
Monobandes will be presented from Wednesday, May 18th to Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.
The Jury’s selection criteria are originality, quality and the coherence of the artistic vision. There is no specific theme. The only limitation is to keep the length of each video to 10 minutes or less. Up to four videos per artist may be submitted.
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Galerie Push:
Out Thinking in Circles, In Circles Thinking Out – Group Exhibition
December 2nd, 2010 – January 15th, 2011
Galerie PUSH is delighted to host Kyle Beal as guest curator of our latest exhibition: Out Thinking in Circles, in Circles Thinking Out featuring multi-disciplinary works by Amélie Guérin, Robert Hengeveld, Kris Lindskoog, Shawna McLeod, David Prince and Lucy Pullen. The work assembled in Out Thinking in Circles, in Circles Thinking Out deals uniquely and specifically with the circle or circular as the dominant formal or conceptual element. Turning around traditional connotations such as time, unity or the universe, to loopy spiritual rings and meanings found at the periphery, the works in the exhibition orbit a space from the horizon to the belly button. A text by Kyle Beal accompanies the exhibition.


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