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La Creme de la Releve, a group exhibition


April 21st to May 28th, 2016
Opening reception & artist talk:
Saturday April 30th at 5:30 pm
At Atelier Circulaire Gallery (suite 105)

During the Montreal Printed Art Festival, Atelier Circulaire is proud to present the exhibition “La Creme de la releve” bringing together national and international emerging artists whose practice shows an outstanding quality and an innovative approach to printmaking. Join us Saturday, April 30 starting at 5:30 pm at Atelier Circulaire Gallery to meet the artists and attend the opening reception. This exhibition will continue until May 28, 2016.

Installation by Emmanuelle Jacques (QC) is a poetic project with political allusions that change depending on location. Sometimes it resembles a tourist information booth, a study, or sometimes a strange and dreamlike place evoking the inside of a book. Erin Josephson-Laidlaw (CA) explores the tension between natural and built environments, wildness and domesticity, growth and decay, as well as preservation and transformation. Étienne Tremblay-Tardif (QC) focuses on the text/image relationship, on architecture, on design and on prints in the social space. Constituted of artist books printed with daily newspapers, the patterns of the installation recall ratures like the marinière, a field where signs, icons and graphs float. To produce his large linocuts, Frédéric Cordier (QC-CH) inspires himself with various industrial site atmospheres and composes landscapes with simplified motifs of manufactured materials and imaginary subjects. Kevin Frances (USA) performs mokuhanga impressions from ordinary objects, events and places to make us see the paradox between what they are and what they could be. 

The Montreal Printed Art Festival (MTLPAF) is organised by Atelier Circulaire, Arprim Centre d'essai en art imprimé, Zocalo, ARCMTL, BAnQ Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie et la Maison de la culture de Villeray−Saint-Michel−Parc-Extension with the goal of promoting all forms of printed art. A rich program of activities including exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, artist talks and conferences is offered to display the richness and diversity of the printed art scene.

Founded in 1982, Atelier Circulaire is an artist-run centre dedicated to the creation, research, production and promotion of printmaking. Atelier Circulaire supports the work of contemporary print-based artists by encouraging the use of traditional techniques and new technologies.

Underground Parking Facility ($ 5 on Saturdays and on weekdays after 6 pm).

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