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The Gaze | The New Gallery

The Gaze is a new short ION weekly feature that fosters Canada's cultural wealth by presenting art galleries and new exhibitions from Ocean to Ocean.

Tonight in MTL: Station 16 presents Outside the Box

Tonight in MTL: Gallery Station 16 is opening a special pop-up location at Centropolis Laval featuring artwork by Laurence Vallières -- a Montreal based artist best known for her larger than life sculptures of animals made entirely out of recycled cardboard.

THE VALUE OF ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES

Born three years ago, in what was then the PK Sound Building in Victoria (BC), the somewhat unconventional Rockslide Gallery, directed and maintained

Tonight in MTL: STENCILED at Station 16 Gallery

Tonight, Montreal's Station 16 Gallery presents STENCILED -- a group exhibition showcasing the innovative stencil work of Tokyo's AIKO, Iran's Icy and Sot, New York's Joe Iurato and Logan Hicks, and the UK's Snik. Each renowned in their own right, this group of artists have the distinguishing feature of working with intricate stencils in their artwork, from small original works on canvas to large scale murals.

Tonight's vernissage is taking place at the gallery (3523 St. Laurent) from 6 - 9 PM, and the show will be running until May 21st. 

Station 16's Global Street Art Story: Alice Pasquini

Back in 2013, Montreal’s Station 16 set out to create their Global Street Art Story: 16 silkscreen prints, by 16 artists from around the world, in 16 months.

Untitled Art Space turns one! [Event]

Over the past 12 months, Untitled Art Space has been testing the limits of the art gallery experience with everything from photography and audio/visual performances, to an installation of a partial skateboard park coming through the doors of the tiny space. Through this year-long exploration, the gallery has found that its identity lays ultimately in collaboration and the experimentation of interactive art and interdisciplinary projects.

Arsenal Montreal Presents: Mark Jenkins

Tonight Arsenal Montreal, as part of their TD Cultural Tuesday program, is presenting a preview of Mark Jenkins’ work before the opening of his exhibition "Remix" on March 11th. The artist will be answering questions about his work, as well as creating a head cast live.

It's Donald Trump, and he's lost his trousers.

We have been a big fan of Mel Elliott of I LOVE MEL ever since we featured her colouring book, Colour Me Good, Ryan Gosling, years ago. So you can't imagine our excitement when we found out about her free, paper doll download of Donald Trump!

Fresh Paint Gallery | Alpha-Bête: Can't We All Just Get Ensemble?

It may be cliché, but art is a universal language. It speaks to everyone, transcending the boundaries of culture and tongue, and appeals directly to the heart and mind of the individual. It unites people. Perhaps this is why Montreal stands out as a city of artists. In the largest bilingual city in North America, the pervasive presence of art, from street to gallery, seems particularly relevant, as it promotes expression, understanding and unity in a place where things sometimes get lost in translation. 

GIF-ITI

This is one of the best things we’ve seen in a while, and takes street art to another dimension. Created by artist (and designer) INSA, it’s a reflection of how the Internet has made street art so much more accessible. Yes, there is plenty of impressive street art in cities around the world, but a lot of them we wouldn’t usually get to see in person, and heck, some of it isn’t that unusual. This is where GIF-iti comes in. Not only does it bring worldwide art to your computer screen, seeing it that way actually makes it better.

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