Artist News & Events
Human silhouettes whose lines are sometimes curved, sometimes brittle, Moe Piuze’s sculptures tell us a story. The artist digs into his daily life, past or present, different materials from which he creates his works. Pieces of wood from another era, old clothes, and photographs, these collected objects testify to his relationship with the territories he may have occupied or crossed. For this exhibition, he merges two spaces: the domestic and the intimate. These two prerogatives meet around a central theme, that of the “house-body”. ...
Bringing together the work of seven artists (from Slovenia, Australia, Spain and the United States), this group exhibition challenges the representation of the idealized human body. All ideas of beauty, credibility and proportion are erased in favour of a non-realistic stylization of the latter.
Isaac Cordal, like every street artist, produces denunciatory social art. The recurring figurines in his creations are a metaphor for the contemporary human condition. Their tiny size reflects the crushing burden borne by everyone in the face of scourges such as class struggle, oligarchy, global warming or the misery we witness on every street corner. ...
Galerie C.O.A is pleased to present a virtual exhibition by Kottie Paloma entitled “Killing Time Like a Stray Dog.” Born in 1974, the artist lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. The current pandemic context pushes him to evaluate his past artistic practice, and to reflect upon his own reality. The works he selects are inhabited with the notions of solitude and confinement; truths that are highly contextual nowadays and that concern us all.
"Can you tell me a little about yourself, your background, and when you first started working full-time as an artist? - My spaceship landed a while ago on planet earth. I was surprised how beautiful it is here on earth, so I decided to stay. I was given a magic pill to wish what I want to be and I decided to become an artist. Et voilà, here I am and that’s what I do."
The Galerie C.O.A is delighted to present the first solo exhibit of emerging artist Josiane Lanthier. This exhibit spotlights her singular vision, that of a play on color, texture, luminosity, and overlapping layers, which allows her to manipulate one’s perception and to give her work another dimension.
Alejandro Carpintero is a Spanish painter represented by the Galerie C.O.A since 2016. A multidisciplinary artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Madrid, he has received a scholarship from the Leed Metropolitan University of Art (Yorkshire, UK) before exhibiting his work in several prestigious institutions around the world, such as the Hoki Museum in Japan (Tokyo), and the MEAM (Barcelona), among others.
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...