Corrupted Portal


Juliana Delgado
Julie-Claude Vezeau-Croteau
Xan Shian
Gabriel Moreau
Petro Psillos
Laura Douglas
Jezabel Plamondon
Scarlet Fountain
Zacharie Potvin Williams
Jenna-Katheryn Heinemann

VERNISSAGE: 6–8:30PM + *mini* gallery tour at 7! Thursday, October 25th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM –9PM, Monday–Friday October 22nd-November 9th, 2018

“People think one-point and two-point perspective is how the world actually looks, but of course, it isn’t. It’s a convention.”
-Roy Lichtenstein

Though we exist here together
We find ourselves thinking of alternate realities
Big and small shifts to our state
Fantasizing about them
Fearing them
Curious or concerned
Through alternates we comment on the past, question the present and reshape the future
These artists have opened fragile gateways through their pieces
Looking for connection
The boundary between their imaginations and our world is strained
The usual is made strange
Welcome to Corrupted Portal
We hope that you have a wonderful trip

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email to address any accessibility concerns.




Phil Mercier
Francis Marcel Williams
Julia Woldmo
Will Alba
Alexey Lazarev
Owen Coolidge
William Sabourin
Francois Couture
Elisabeth Perrault
Berirouche Feddal

VERNISSAGE: 6–8:30PM Thursday, October 11th
EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday, October 1st–19th, 2018

“A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric.” -Robert Rauschenberg

An artwork can have an interesting physical identity or it can exist for the sake of exploring aesthetics and materials. An innate feeling in us reacts to these qualities. They can be pleasing to the eye or to the touch (but please do not touch the artworks). Art making can give us endless possibilities. This exhibition is composed of artworks exploring many concepts; medium-specific engagement, identity, migration, family legacies and labour to name a few. Nevertheless, all of these artworks create an experience by relating to one another in their physicality and their ingenuity in the exploration of materials.


Enclosed Comforts


Alexia McKindsey
Saba Heravi
Nathalie Dubois Calero
Stéfanie Belleu
Annie Lafrance
Kayla Breaker
Peter Bradley Campbell
Maxime St-Jean (Le Massi)
Eric Tschaeppeler
Shazia Ahmad

EXHIBITING: September 9th – 29th, 9am-9pm
VERNISSAGE: Sept 20th, 6-9pm

“Living in patterns, seeking out pleasure, in these four walls.

Take me back, take me back, take me back.

Tell me where I came from.”

At ease calm, relaxed, peaceful, serene… these are internal states we often seek through external comforts. From our homes. From those who care for us. Or perhaps a box full of objects that hold precious memories. These artists reach to those intimate spaces. Their works offer meditations on household dynamics, middle-class comforts, nostalgia, memory, traditions and origins. We hope that you’re able to feel at home during this exhibition…

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