Zacharie Potvin Williams
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.”
Though we exist here together
We find ourselves thinking of alternate realities
Big and small shifts to our state
Fantasizing about 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to address any accessibility concerns.
Francis Marcel Williams
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.
Nathalie Dubois Calero
Peter Bradley Campbell
Maxime St-Jean (Le Massi)
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…