Friday, April 22, 2005

New Gallery Alert


Farrah Merali writes in The McGill Daily about Yves Laroche opening a "new" gallery in his basement. Called L'autre galerie (how original) almost 20% of the artists at l'autre are also on the roster at Yves Laroche. However the thing that really gets my goat is that Ms. Merali quotes Jenny De Luca (a promotions and sales worker at l'autre) saying "Many of our artists exhibit or have exhibited in Paris, Los Angeles, and New York, which are known for their avant-garde galleries and openness to what is different. Montreal, although known for its diversity and creative people, lags sadly behind in this regard." Which is just flat out wrong.

Some of the avant-garde galleries here in Montreal:
Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, 5170, Cote St. Catherine, Montréal, Québec, H3W 1M7
Centre de design UQAM, 1440 Sanguinet, Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X9
Centre de diffusion en arts visuels et médiatiques UQAM, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, 405 rue Sainte-Catherine est, salle J-R930, Montreal, QC, H2L 2C4
Art Mûr, 5826, rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal, QC, H2S 2L7
Centre d'art et de diffusion Clark, The Fashion Plaza, 5455 De Gaspé, #114, Montréal, Québec, H2T 3B3
Quartier Ephémère, 745 Ottawa, Montréal, QC, H3C 1R8
Circa, 372 Ste-Catherine W, #444, Montréal, Québec, H3B 1A2
Joyce Yahouda Contemporary Art, 372 St Catherine, #427, Montréal, Québec, H3B 1A2
René Blouin, 372 Ste-Catherine W, #501, Montréal, Québec, H3B 1A2
And there are plenty more.

Then, I'd like to know exactly which galleries in "Paris, Los Angeles, and New York" Ms. De Luca thinks are so open, or more open than galleries here in Montreal. As I mentioned many times before, the Montreal Art world is as insular as any other art world (although to be fair, with the upcoming changes [2, 3, 4, 5, 6] to the way the Canada Council funds things, and the Charest government's focus on business and the arts, the insularity that Montreal has might soon disappear like a puff of smoke.)

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