Exhibition: Painting Project, Galerie de L’UQAM

Le Projet Peinture /The Painting Project

May 1 – July 6, 2013

Galerie de L’UQAM
Université du Québec à Montréal
Pavillon Judith-Jasmin
1400 Berri Street (corner of St. Catherine Street), Room J-R120
Montreal (Quebec)
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 pm
Free admission

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Commissaire/Curator: Julie Bélisle

Commissaire générale/General curator: Louise Déry

Avec la collaboration de / With the collaboration of: Marie-Eve Beaupré

Production: Galerie de l’UQAM

Volet 1 / Part 1: 1er mai au 1er juin / May 1st to June 1st , 2013

Vernissage/Opening: 30 avril / April 30

Hugo Bergeron (QC), Jack Bishop (NE), Marie-Claude Bouthillier (QC), Tammi Campbell (SK), Thomas Chisholm (BC), Louis-Philippe Côté (QC), DaveandJenn (AB), Pierre Dorion (QC), Mario Doucette (NB), Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber (MB), Graham Gillmore (BC), Cynthia Girard (QC), Clint Griffin (ON), Dil Hildebrand (QC), Daniel Hutchinson (ON), Wanda Koop (MB), Gwenessa Lam (BC), Stéphane La Rue (QC), Maclean (QC), Christine Major (QC), Sandra Meigs  (BC), Chris Millar (AB), Kent Monkman (ON), Tim Moore (SK), Paul P. (ON), Brad Phillips (ON), Team Macho (ON), Julie Trudel (QC), Carol Wainio (ON)

Volet 2 / Part 2: 7 juin au 6 juillet / June 6 to July 6, 2013

Vernissage/Opening: 6 juin / June 6

Melanie Authier (ON), Mike Bayne (ON), Simon Bilodeau (QC), Jérôme Bouchard (QC), Anthony Burnham (QC), Sarah Cale (ON), Arabella Campbell (BC), Kim Dorland (ON), Pierre Durette (QC), Dorian FitzGerald (ON), Sky Glabush (ON), Kym Greeley (TN), Jeremy Hof (BC), Chris Kline (QC), Jessica Korderas (NE), François Lacasse (QC), Jean-François Lauda (QC), Norma Jean MacLean (IPE), Elizabeth McIntosh (BC), Jason McLean (BC), Michael Merrill (QC), Shaun Morin (MB), Andrea Mortson (NB), Wil Murray (AB), Ben Reeves (BC), Francine Savard QC), Justin Stephens (QC), Beth Stuart (ON), Joseph Tisiga (YK), Ehryn Torrell (NE), Janet Werner (QC)


The Painting Project proposes to delineate the practice of painting in Canada for a wide audience, based on exhaustive research in a didactic register and with a selection of 60 works by as many artists. The ambition of this initiative is to provide a broader view of painting in Canada by founding a “panorama in the making”, according to 4 sections: the figure of reality, emanating from the procedures of figuration, in line with the great painting traditions; fictional worlds, arising from figurative undertakings with content that is either symbolic—inspired by cartoons, comic strips, graphic novels, the media or commercial illustration—or 100 per cent computer-based; painting as the subject, where, by means of quotation, gesture and abstraction, “how to paint” becomes the subject matter; and, finally, hybrid practices, in which painting develops in osmosis with other art disciplines to produce object-paintings, writing-paintings and photograph-paintings.

Catalogue: 340 pages, français et anglais / French and English

Essais de/Essays by : Louise Déry, Julie Bélisle, Robin Anthony, Nicolas Mavrikakis, Jonathan Shaughnessy

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