Montreal fall art preview

Around the Labor Day long weekend when most North Americans are packing up the car for their last summer excursion, the art world is busy prepping for the busy fall art season.

The art season traditionally commences on the Thursday following Labor Day, (but also on Fridays and Saturdays), artists, collectors, curators, gallerists and enthusiasts drift from venue to venue, lingering until the free booze stops flowing.

These first nights of fall mark a moment of solidarity and focus – an opportunity to collect strength for the very short art season. In Montreal, things seem to happen a bit differently then in the rest of the art world; art openings are staggered all over the place. Rather than looking solely at September art openings, I am offering a glimpse of some of the most noteworthy art happenings this fall in Montreal.

If you know of other art happenings that you think should be added to this list let me know.

Kent Monkman, Miss America at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain running from August 25, 2012 to September 22, 2012
Art opening and meet the artist: August 25th 2:30 pm – 5 p.m.

Collection imaginaire de Peter Gnass a group show curated by Peter Gnass at Galerie [SAS] is  a two-part event, from August 30, 2012 to September 15, 2012 and from September 18 to October 6, 2012.
Art opening part 1: August 30th, 2012 at 5:30pm  Art opening part 2: September 20th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Amanda Dawn Christie Off route 2 Jean-François Caissy, Derby and Jean-Pierre Gauthier Chanter et siffler en déconstruisant at Centre CLARK  running from September 1, 2012 to October 8, 2012

Trevor Gould, Philosophy’s Self Image, September 7, 2012 to October 13, 2012 and Raymond Gervais 3 X 1, September 7 to December 1, 2012 at Vox Photo
Art opening September 6 at 5 p.m. 

Sylvain Bouthillette, 15Hertz at Galerie Trois Points  running from September 8, 2012 to October 6, 2012

Lucky Dragons at PHI Centre on September 23, 2012, doors open @4:00 p.m. show starts at 5:00 p.m.  This event is organized by Art POP and the PHI Centre, in association with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art 

Rick Leong & Dean Baldwin at Parisian Laundry running from September 12 to October 20, 2012 

Janet Biggs at  Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal running from October 4, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Montréal / Brooklyn, October 2012  opening event October,18, 2012 at La Sala Rossa
Montréal/ Brooklyn is a contemporary art event organized by Centre CLARK with the aim of establishing a cultural exchange between 2 cities, 16 institutions and 40 artists.


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