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Danny Gretscher | There Is Enough Light
May 29, 2018

Danny Gretscher | There Is Enough Light

Galerie C.O.A is delighted to present Danny Gretscher’s first solo exhibition in Montreal. Multidisciplinary artist, he presents here a selection of paintings and drawings.

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Pop-Up Show MissMe x Mural
May 25, 2018

Pop-Up Show MissMe x Mural

Galerie C.O.A is thrilled to open MissMe Pop-Up Show from June 7th to 17th, 2018. Launch party on June 8th from 5 to 9pm.

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The Mêmes-Cacaïstes
April 18, 2018

The Mêmes-Cacaïstes

Galerie C.O.A. is pleased to present the Mêmes-Cacaïstes latest exhibition from May 3rd to June 2nd 2018. The art show will feature a selection of paintings, silkscreens, sculptures and a film projection. The vernissage is on May 3rd, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

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Hélène Cenedese | E V E R Y D A Y
March 01, 2018

Hélène Cenedese | E V E R Y D A Y

For the first time, the Galerie C.O.A is hosting a solo exhibition of Hélène Cenedese, an artist from Montreal. The exhibition will occur from march 15th to april 21st and spotlights her last drawings and paintings, plastic testimonies of a daily routine comon to all.

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Andrés & Valentina Layos | Grandir ensemble
January 20, 2018

Andrés & Valentina Layos | Grandir ensemble

Galerie C.O.A is pleased to announce its new upcoming exhibition titled “Grandir ensemble”, presented from February 1st to March 3rd, 2018

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"La Singularité" | A Short Created by Alexandra Levasseur
January 09, 2018

"La Singularité" | A Short Created by Alexandra Levasseur

Galerie C.O.A. is proud to present "La Singularité”, an animated short created by Alexandra Levasseur, based on a series of paintings titled “Puzzle". Thursday, January 18th, from 5 to 8 PM. Free admission. 

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SCOPE Miami Beach | 2017
November 21, 2017

SCOPE Miami Beach | 2017

Galerie C.O.A is participating in the 2017 edition of the SCOPE Art Show in Miami Beach, from December 5th - 10th, 2017. We will be presenting new works from artists Sandra Chevrier, Alexandra Levasseur, MissMeand Éric Nado.

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Hélène Cenedese | Traces, Between Memory and Oblivion
November 16, 2017

Hélène Cenedese | Traces, Between Memory and Oblivion

Galerie C.O.A is pleased to present the most recent addition to its stable of artists, Montreal artist Hélène Cenedese.

Born in  1973, Hélène Cenedese is a Montreal-based visual artist principally versed in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Her works are characterised by a visual language that is both poetic and visceral. Hélène Cenedese is an Honours graduate from Concordia University's Visual arts program and has established a career as a social worker over the past 20 years. Working mainly in Montreal's South West, she is brought to develop connections with individuals experiencing loss of independence. Their intimate spaces - their homes, daily lives, memories and life stories - make up her work environment. Cenedese has also worked in Nunavik, in the northernmost part of Quebec's Hudson Bay, between 2000 and 2003. Following this pivotal residence among the Inuits (Nunavimmiut), she chose to further explore, and develop her artistic practice. 

To discover Cenedese's artworks and find out more about her practice, please visit the artist's page.

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Writing as Warfare: Éric Nado's Reconstructive Typewriter Guns
October 11, 2017

Writing as Warfare: Éric Nado's Reconstructive Typewriter Guns

The Peak Singapore's Liao Xiangjun has penned an insightful and incisive article on Éric Nado's artwork, and it is worth a read!

The Montreal-based artist provocatively bringing the power of the written word to the forefront in his reassembled Typewriter Gun sculptures.

Each typewriter gun is specific to the original typewriter it sprang from,” Nado tells The Peak. “Colours are preserved and the results are uniquely different.” His works have gone down well with private collectors, and he has also been commissioned to reconstruct machines close to some clients’ hearts. But the series’ pertinence, he says, lies in more than a nostalgia trip. [...] the typewriter guns become some sort of social commentary about words being stronger than arms.”

Read the complete article here.

Click the following link to view the Typewriter Guns, as well as the very recently-released limited-edition Typewriter Gun Prints

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Between Life and Art: Éric Nado Typewriter Gun Prints
October 03, 2017

Between Life and Art: Éric Nado Typewriter Gun Prints

Today’s release of Éric Nado’s typewriter gun prints had been scheduled months ago. In light of last week’s tragic, catastrophic and devastating Las Vegas shooting, we hesitated to share this news. It initially seemed to be insensitive, and ill-advised. However, we chose to go on with the release. Éric Nado’s work is all about the futility of weapons and arms and ultimately, the power of thought, speech and communication: words. Currently, there is a resurgence of a heated debate: whether gun-use and possession should be restricted in the United States, as is the case in Canada, or Australia, for example. We believe Eric’s work is highly eloquent in this regard. 

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Pussylluminati | MissMe x Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev
August 24, 2017

Pussylluminati | MissMe x Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev

Galerie C.O.A is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition titled Pussylluminati, on display from September 7th to October 7th, 2017.

Street artist, vandal, activist, and masked speaker MissMe presents her first exhibition at Galerie C.O.A this September, kicking off the Montreal art gallery’s 2017-2018 programme.

 In November of 2016, MissMe begins a relational artistic experiment inspired by her Pussylluminati project. She solicits participants for a female genitalia photo shoot and casts subjects of varying origins and contrasting life experiences. MissMe stages both artistic shots of pubes, and stripped portraits of vulvas, shot by emerging photographer Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev. The photo shoot becomes the setting for exchange, creativity, and experimentation. Although the photographs document the project, the participating women's testimonials - their words - are its articulating force. The Pussylluminati exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue, presents MissMe’s plastic interventions onto her project, in which she combines photography, painting, and collage.

 The vernissage will take place at the gallery on Thursday, September 7th, from 5 PM to 9 PM, and the eponymous catalogue will be released on the same occasion.

Our vernissage is generously sponsored by Les Subversifs Microdistillery with their artisanal Piger Henricus Gin, and Brasserie Les 2 Frères Brewery, with their Charles-Henri and Hickson craft beers.

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***Please note that the exhibition displays content of a graphic anatomical nature which may not suit all audiences. That being said, children are most definitely welcome.

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ANTI + REFLET
June 14, 2017

ANTI + REFLET

Five artists whose approaches address the concept of distortion have been brought together for this occasion. Anti+reflet is a group show which sets forth the diverse ways in which matter - such as plaster, upholstery, and photography - and the object’s function - statuette, bust, furniture or portrait - can be delved into. Despite their various processes, these artists reveal their pursuit of unexplored paths to clear, and their quest for new channels leading to both the familiar and the unknown. Anti+reflet, or anti-reflective, bears this name because these works of art cast a light on areas different from custom, convention, or popular belief. Instead of reflecting, they cannibalise the codes which they draw from, in search of alternatives.

The vernissage will be held Thursday, June 22nd, as of 5 PM.

Exhibiting Artists: Florian EymannJ.FREDE, Kay Healy, Kyle Montgomery, and Christina A. West.

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Our vernissage is generously sponsored by Les Subversifs Microdistillery with their artisanal Piger Henricus Gin, and Brasserie Les 2 Frères Brewery, with their Charles-Henri and Hickson craft beers.

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Copy/Paste/Erase | Collective exhibition
April 27, 2017

Copy/Paste/Erase | Collective exhibition

Galerie C.O.A is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition titled Copy/Paste/Erase, which will be on display from May 11th to June 10th, 2017. This collective exhibition sets forth multiple overlapping perspectives on creating visual arts in the Post-Internet era.

9 emerging and established artists, both local and international, have been brought together for this event: Jérémiedb, Zoltan Veevaete (Canada), Nick Flatt & Paul Punk (Germany), David Rosado (Portugal), Mic Linder (Sweden), Joe Suzuki, Charles Clary, and Mauro C. Martinez (United States).

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Open the Whale of Love | Olivier Martineau
March 08, 2017

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.

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XMAS EXHIBITION - Collective show
December 22, 2016

XMAS EXHIBITION - Collective show

This Christmas season, discover recent artworks created by 9 artists represented by Galerie C.O.A, and a few pieces from our guest artists, Nicolas Nabonne and the Connery + Pigeon duo. On the occasion of this collective exhibition, we are pleased to present two of our newest recruits, MissMe and Patrick Forchild.

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Please note that the gallery will be closed from the 24th of December to January 2nd, inclusively. 

We wish you very Happy Holidays, and an excellent New Year !

The Galerie C.O.A Team

 

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Dance of the Blessed Spirits | Carlito Dalceggio
October 04, 2016

Dance of the Blessed Spirits | Carlito Dalceggio

October 4th to November 19th, 2016

With guest artists: Marie Saint-Pierre, Ruby Brown, Nils Fluck, Stéphane Cocke, and Lucie Laurier.

For the first time in eight years, Carlito Dalceggio will be presenting a solo show in Montreal, which he describes as being ''sensory''. It is the product of laboratory-like research creation of new myths, and a new ritual in which painting, sculpture, fashion design, scents, installations, music, poetry, voice, and light, coalesce.

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Acidum Project + REMIX
June 14, 2016

Acidum Project + REMIX

June 14th to August 13th, 2016

Galerie C.O.A is hosting ACIDUM PROJECT’s very first exhibition in Canada. The collective was founded by artist duo Tereza and Robézio (aka AC/D1): Together, they create colourful frescoes, oft ­inspired by themes of humanity and knowledge. During their stay in Montreal, the duo will also leave their colourful mark on the local landscape through their collaboration with the 2016 edition of the MURAL festival. REMIX is the second part of this joint exhibition, featuring the works of 12 artists hailing from Belgium, Spain, Germany, the UK, the US, and Canada. Mixing different influences, objects or references, each artist uses different techniques and materials, skewing their original meaning to create new combinations of different systems, often borrowing from Art History.

The artists: [CA] Sandra Chevrier, Eric Godin, Éric Nado, [US] Tom Berenz, AM DeBrincat, Nicolas Holiber, Matthew Lapenta, [UK] Simon Shepherd, Dale VN Marshall, [BE] Strook, [ES] Isaac Cordal, [GE] Jaybo Monk

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MURAL Festival | 2016
June 09, 2016

MURAL Festival | 2016

June 9-12, 2016 

Montreal annual street art festival

[CA] Sandra Chevrier, [CR] Lonak, [US] Rafael Bautista, Kaws, Shephard Fairey, [CA] Gawd, Zoltan Veevaete, Éric Nado [FR] JR, [ES] Issac Cordal

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PUZZLE | Alexandra Levasseur
April 21, 2016

PUZZLE | Alexandra Levasseur

21st of April to June 4th, 2016

Quebec artist Alexandra Levasseur presents her new solo exhibition, Puzzle. Disconcerting, touching, surreal, and magnetic, the work of this artist explores the complex spectrum of human emotions, forever in motion. This movement refers to the transformations, and the shifting in emotions, locations, atmospheres, etc. Alexandra talks about her exhibition as a mind game which interrogates the origin of life and the utility - and destiny - of human consciousness. The collection of artworks conveys a poetic reflection, in the artist's attempt to illustrate the refinement of certain scientific theories. Levasseur shows us human beings, overwhelmed and in search of meaning; people who are emerging from, nature and water.

 

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EYE candy | Zoltan Veevaete & Alejandro Carpintero
March 03, 2016

EYE candy | Zoltan Veevaete & Alejandro Carpintero

March 3rd to April 4th, 2016

''EYE candy'' brings together two artists of different origins whose work deals with the same subject matter; the millennial generation. Born in the era of computer science, portable electronics, and digital information, this generation cultivates a form of individualism and narcissism on a daily basis. Through their referential paintings, Zoltan Veevaete (Canada) and Alejandro Carpintero (Spain) borrow from different styles, from classicism to graffiti, to present us with a highly colourful and attractive plastic offering.

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SCOPE Miami | 2015
December 01, 2015

SCOPE Miami | 2015

December 1-6, 2015

Booth C-01

Sandra Chevrier, Isaac CordalAlexandra LevasseurEric Nado, Russ Noto, Spazuk, Zoltan Veevaete

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URBAN INERTIA | Isaac Cordal
October 29, 2015

URBAN INERTIA | Isaac Cordal

October 29th to November 28th, 2015

Spanish artist Isaac Cordal is currently in Montreal preparing his exhibition, ‘Urban Inertia’, which will be presented at Galerie C.O.A. Isaac Cordal made Montreal his playground by putting his resin figurines in various contexts throughout the city: cracks in the walls, on sidewalks, and puddles. His work is a profound reflection on the concept of progress, our ways of living, and how they affect our society. 

 

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[...] MUTE
September 17, 2015

[...] MUTE

September 17th to October 17th, 2015

17 artists, 1 size only (24" x 20") 

[CA] Sandra Chevrier, Eric Godin, Alexandra Levasseur, Robert Mathieson, Spazuk, Zoltan Veevaete [US] Benjamin Cook, Max Kauffman, Kindah Khalidy, Will Kurtz, Jay Miriam, Russ Noto, Wendelin Wohlgemuth [ES] Roger Sanguino [NO] Line Osmundsen [IR/NO] Nina Ghafari [CO] Johan Barrios 

When it comes to admiring artistic beauty, there is a widely acknowledged common ground. Definitions can only fade into the background and give way to the notion of perception. More than any other form, artistic beauty can leave its viewer at a loss for words. The artists taking part in this exhibit drew inspiration from the information overload we are subjected to on a daily basis. Beyond the state of contemplation brought on by these artworks, they cast a colourful reflection that is muted yet outlined, offering themselves to observation. Galerie C.O.A is also proud to announce their latest collaboration with Alexandra Levasseur and Zoltan Veevaete and to present their work, by way of this exhibit.

  

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