Artist News & Events
Out 2021 | Group exhibition
Throughout this exhibition, C.O.A. advocates for awareness: nine artists take over the walls of the gallery, five of whom have an intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Because there is no longer any question of drawing a distinction between these creators, the focus isn’t on the marginal status of some. Whether paintings or sculptures, only the aesthetic qualities and intrinsic properties of each work are recognized. ...
Valérie Gobeil | Solo show
The exhibition entitled Peintures (Paintings) by Montreal artist Valérie Gobeil offers a testimony of her latest research on the pictorial potential of textiles and fibre. She reflects on the fibre as one would think about paint. ...
Moe Piuze | Solo exhibition
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”. ...
Isaac Cordal, the artist of minature
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. ...
Isaac Cordal | Ego Monuments
After presenting "Urban Inertia" in 2015 at Galerie C.O.A and at the same time making Montreal his playground by displaying his works throughout the city, Isaac Cordal returns for a new solo exhibition entitled "Ego Monuments".
Éric Nado | QW3RT¥
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.
Open the Whale of Love | Olivier Martineau
Quebec artist Olivier Martineau presents Open the Whale of Love, his first solo exhibition at the Galerie C.O.A (6405 St-Laurent Blvd.) from March 23rd to April 29th, 2017. Martineau roams the streets of Montreal and the highways of Quebec, gleaning abandoned objects that inspire him. Stray wheel caps, umbrellas, toboggans and other discarded articles feed the artist’s whimsy.