Artist News & Events
In 2020, Galerie C.O.A sets aside the established frameworks and opens its doors to the marginal art of the outsiders. At a time when outsider art is invading the most emblematic museums, and in reaction to a society where the image is systematically standardized, the floor is given to singular artists. Six of them take over the gallery walls – including four with intellectual disabilities – from Quebec, France, Belgium, Denmark and the United States.
Galerie C.O.A is proud to showcase the latest body of work by Icy and Sot from November 21, 2019 to January 18, 2020. Born in Tabriz, Iran, Icy (1985) and Sot (1991) currently reside in Brooklyn, New York. The inseparable brothers began their careers in 2006 with the use of stencils.
Sylvain Bouthillette, born in 1963, lives and works in Montreal. A multidisciplinary artist, his work balances between music, dance, installation, sculpture, painting and photography. Whatever the medium, his works tend to demonstrate that ridicule, impermanence, confusion, instability ambiguity, uncertainty, and embarrassment are all forms of liberation if we stop believing that life is something stable and definable...
Galerie C.O.A is proud to celebrate Eric Godin’s 35-year career with a solo show. Godin’s work never stops evolving while delivering a steady deeply touching signature, whichever art he chooses to explore as an editorial cartoonist, painter, sculptor, writer or illustrator.
Eric Nado lives and works in Montreal. For 20 years, he has collected, deconstructed and reassembled industrial objects in series. Each of the resulting sculptures is a true technical exploration. His concern for skills and performance always comes with a common thread to the artist’s work: the storytelling of our collective past through the creation of evocative works.