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France Trudel | Solo exhibition
June 27, 2024

France Trudel | Solo exhibition

France Trudel’s artwork exists in a realm between abstraction and figuration. Her vibrant colours, ethereal pastels, and blurred outlines emphasize shapes and hues, highlighting the few represented elements. Trudel intentionally destabilizes herself, drawn more to the interplay between composition and selected colours than to a literal depiction of the external world. She uses a wide palette without restrictions, creating a sense of boundless possibilities, all under subtle control. ...

 

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LE SALON ART BRUT RENDEZ-VOUS in Paris
May 15, 2024

LE SALON ART BRUT RENDEZ-VOUS in Paris

We’re excited to announce our participation in ART BRUT RENDEZ-VOUS next week in Paris! This event champions genuine art, often created by self-taught artists, whose unique visual expressions thrive off the beaten path. Join us from May 22nd to 25th, 2024, at Passage Choiseul, 2nd arrondissement, Paris. ...

 

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Véronique Buist & Christelle Lacombe
April 16, 2024

Véronique Buist & Christelle Lacombe

Véronique Buist is a multidisciplinary artist whose primary exploration lies with textile fibres. Christelle Lacombe, psychoanalyst and visual artist, delves into the potential connections between artistic creation and psychological analysis. ...

 

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Olivier Moisan-Dufour | (Co)existence
March 07, 2024

Olivier Moisan-Dufour | (Co)existence

Galerie C.O.A presents (Co)existence, an exhibition by Quebec artist Olivier Moisan-Dufour.

Olivier Moisan-Dufour’s creations present a captivating fusion of both raw and worked matter. Straddling the line between abstraction and hyperrealism, the artist explores the concepts of perception and the representation of objects. ...

 

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Audrée Demers-Roberge | Ressac
February 13, 2024

Audrée Demers-Roberge | Ressac

Audrée Demers-Roberge captures the ever-changing colours of landscapes, from the majestic expanses of Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park to the Gaspé National Park and Anticosti Island. C.O.A. showcases her work in a solo exhibition, providing a glimpse into that specific moment when the beauty of Quebec’s nature reaches its pinnacle, displaying a final burst of ecstasy before gradually fading away. ...

 

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Ooloosie Saila | Solo exhibition
January 25, 2024

Ooloosie Saila | Solo exhibition

C.O.A is delighted to announce the imminent launch of an online exhibition featuring previously unreleased artworks by Inuit artist Ooloosie Saila. Born in Iqaluit (NU), Ooloosie Saila is an emerging artist working in the Kinngait Studios (Cape Dorset, NU) since 2015. Granddaughter of Pauta Saila (1916-2009)—a renowned sculptor and graphic artist—Ooloosie Saila began to draw at a young age, strongly inspired by her occasional visits to the home of her friend’s grandmother, celebrated artist Kenojuak Ashevak. ...

 

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Mary T. Smith | Solo exhibition
January 11, 2024

Mary T. Smith | Solo exhibition

Hailing from a small Mississippi community, Mary T. Smith, born in 1904, turned her life and surroundings into an endless well of inspiration, leaving an indelible artistic legacy. Growing up as the third child in a sharecropping family of 13, she faced a notable hearing impairment that impacted her social interactions. Instead of mingling with others as a child, she chose to sketch drawings in the dust. ...

 

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Raphaël Guillemette | Solo exhibition
January 11, 2024

Raphaël Guillemette | Solo exhibition

Raphaël Guillemette, a young, self-taught artist born in Quebec City, presents a solo exhibition titled “Bout de branche.” As he constructs his own painting technique, Guillemette offers a candid artistic perspective, depicting the world around him in a distinct manner. His work, reminiscent of a stroll through the woods with its earthy colours and rough textures, encourages viewers to slow down, be curious, and observe. ...

 

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Espaces messagers | Group exhibition
November 23, 2023

Espaces messagers | Group exhibition

Contemporary art is often considered the cradle of new perceptions and aesthetic conceptions of space. Using ink, pencil, paint, collage, ceramics, textiles, wood or fibre, eight artists explore the multiple facets of space in their own way, seeking to understand its complexity and possible combinations. Individually, they strive to capture the moment when human action, the process of creating, feeds into this research. The work of the hand becomes crucial. In “doing,” they build an artistic environment that responds to their own myths. ...

 

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Alexandra Duprez | Solo exhibition
October 19, 2023

Alexandra Duprez | Solo exhibition

C.O.A is proud to present the solo exhibition of Alexandra Duprez. From her beginnings in the mid-90s, Alexandra Duprez has developed an intuitive approach to drawing and painting, inspired by outsider art (art brut) and folk art. Her images conjure up a phantasmagorical, dreamlike world, populated by unsettling creatures, entangled shapes and multiplied eyes, somewhere between figuration and abstraction. ...

 

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Art Toronto | 2023
October 13, 2023

Art Toronto | 2023

Art Toronto opens its doors from October 26 to 29! A major event in Canada, this fair brings together collectors, galleries and artists from all over the world. C.O.A. will be attending again this year, to our great delight! ...

 

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Gallery Weekend | Montreal
September 21, 2023

Gallery Weekend | Montreal

For four days, visit Montreal’s contemporary art galleries and discover a wide selection of exhibitions showcasing the work of many artists. ...

 

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Arnaud L. Vidricaire | Solo exhibition
August 31, 2023

Arnaud L. Vidricaire | Solo exhibition

Born in 2000 in Quebec City (Canada), Arnaud L. Vidricaire lives and works in Montreal. His artistic practice takes the form of ambitious spatial installations, through which he tells the story of his inner turmoil. Emotional, non-conscious creations, his works begin with instinctive tracings on the surface of his graphic tablet. He saturates the screen with various tangles of lines, most of which he ultimately discards, retaining only the strongest compositions. ...

 

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Smoke Signals | Isaac Cordal
May 24, 2023

Smoke Signals | Isaac Cordal

For the third time since the beginning of our collaboration, Isaac Cordal presents a solo exhibition at C.O.A. A subversive and committed artist, he offers us a vision that is both playful and sharp of the major socio-political debates of our time. ...

 

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CARVANAL | France Trudel & Moe Piuze
April 13, 2023

CARVANAL | France Trudel & Moe Piuze

CARNAVAL, an exhibition featuring the works of France Trudel and Moe Piuze, conveys the most colourful of the two artists’ creations. The joyful arrangements follow one another, on canvas or on wood, to the benefit of two environments that are indeed singular, but common in one way: their constant search for the perfect juxtaposition. ...

 

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Duo | Vinna Begin & Benoit Blondeau
March 02, 2023

Duo | Vinna Begin & Benoit Blondeau

For those who don’t know yet, the acronym “C.O.A.” honours a vision we have been clinging to since the opening of the gallery: Créateurs d’Œuvres Atypiques (Creators of Atypical Work). It’s a gamble that we take again and again, one exhibition after another. The next one is no exception to the rule. So mark your calendars! On March 16th, Vinna Bégin and Benoit Blondeau’s duo exhibition starts. ...

 

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Moe Piuze at the Musée d'art de Joliette
February 15, 2023

Moe Piuze at the Musée d'art de Joliette

The disruptions we experience on a daily basis, both individually and collectively, prompt us to continually redefine our thought patterns. With that in mind, Moe Piuze has built the ideal studio where he can restructure his worries, ideas, and other aspects of his life through the technique of self-hypnosis—the ability to modify, at will, one’s state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep to tap into the unconscious resources of the mind. ...

 

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Out 2023 | Group exhibition
January 18, 2023

Out 2023 | Group exhibition

C.O.A. launches its annual program with the third edition of Out, a critical exhibition about singularity and inclusion. The works of four artists, two of whom are neurodivergent, are brought together. This approach, from an aesthetic, but also societal point of view, is more important than ever in a world where neurodivergence is still perceived as a stigmatizing otherness. Beyond the artistic gesture, Out 2023 proposes a series of human encounters and a privileged opportunity to open up to the beauty of an atypical creation. ...

 

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Éric Nado | New limited edition
November 23, 2022

Éric Nado | New limited edition

In collaboration with Eric Nado, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new limited edition entitled “Remington 5,” which will be released on December 1, 2022, at noon, just in time for the holidays. ...

 

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Nos régions lumineuses (Our Luminous Regions) | Karine Locatelli  
November 23, 2022

Nos régions lumineuses (Our Luminous Regions) | Karine Locatelli  

Pieces of scenery, fragments of boréalia, Karine Locatelli illuminates the immense benevolence of nature in her art. With a finely textured and decontextualized visual poetry, mountains, snow piles in shopping centre parking lots, rocks bordering a river are rendered anew. ...

 

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A Little Lost | Adam Handler 
October 06, 2022

A Little Lost | Adam Handler 

The exhibition “A Little Lost” seeks to reflect the insecurities and vulnerabilities that tend to reside in artists. Usually, artists create in the solitude and comfort of their studio. The moment the works leave that shelter, they are exposed to the public eye. This state of mind is at the origin of the formulations found on Adam Handler’s paintings, which express self-doubt.

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Art Toronto | 2022
October 04, 2022

Art Toronto | 2022

Art Toronto, a well-established art fair in the contemporary community, will open its doors October 27 to 30, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For this occasion, C.O.A is pleased to present the recent works of several artists...

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Encre là ! | Toma-L
September 02, 2022

Encre là ! | Toma-L

The exhibition “Encre là !” stems from an inexhaustible thought in the artist’s head: ink there, there, there or … there? The unconscious is the conductor in this chaos where series of melted faces are painted like a boiling magma on the verge of implosion. Such is the powerful image that Toma-L delivers to us. ...

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PAPIER Montreal | 2022
August 09, 2022

PAPIER Montreal | 2022

The next edition will mark the fifteenth edition of Papier and will take place from August 26 to 28 at the same location as last year, the Grand Quay of the Old Port of Montreal. ...

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