(featured in Decover Magazine)
24″ x 24″
This is the first New York exhibition for the four Montreal-based artists featured, all of whom will be present tonight.
ROUGE 58 GALLERY presents AMUSE BOUCHE
Press Preview: May 6, 6-7pm
Please RSVP to PR@cultureshockmarketing.com
Opening Reception May 6th 7-10pm
AMUSE BOUCHE is the New York Debut of four Montreal based artists including Alan Ganev, JP King, Tim Barnard and Nathan Brown. Each using different techniques, presenting a distinguished showcase including illustration, collage and digital graphics, printing and painting. The artists on view represent the celebrated new visuals Montreal has to offer.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alan Ganev (born in Costa Rica) runs Cease Collectivex, a Not-For-Profit arts organization with a focus on mixing art with nightlife and parties. He co-founded Robot Libre, an arts and culture blog. His work was recently featured on the cover of Decover Magazine, was featured in Papier 11: Contemporary Works on Paper organized by Association des galeries d’art contemporain, was the issue #16 contributor to Papirmasse, and had a folio of 6 prints in a record sleeve released by Maison Kasini. He has been active in the street art community over the last year wheatpasting his collages all over Montreal.
Jp King (born in Toronto) runs a print shop in Montreal and printed all the work in the show. He publishes artist books, posters, postcards, and stationary under the name Paper Pusher. He has been a contributor to Expozine and Pop Montreal’s Craft fairs for the last three years. His work was recently featured in Papier 11: Contemporary Works on Paper, was issue #14 contributor to Papirmasse, and a designer for Moniker Screenprintings’ annual t-shirt show. We Will Be Fish, a collection of poetry & illustration was released to critical acclaim by PistolPress in 2008. He co-founded the Thursday Night Wheatpasting Club, a whiskey-drinking, bocce-ball playing street art collective. He is headed for a residency at Toronto’s Whippersnapper Gallery in August and to the Yukon’s KIAC Center in the fall. Both King & Ganev currently have their work featured on the subway monitors in Montreal as part of Massivart’s Chromatic Festival, a collaboration between Galerie Yves Laroch e and Sid Lee design.
Nathan Brown (born on Vancouver Island) has shown his incredible drawing-paper-scultpures all across Canada. His participation in the Montreal music scene plays a big role in his work. He was recently nominated for the BMO ART1st! award, a prestigious emerging artist award in Canada.
Tim Barnard (born in Calgary) co-founded En Masse, a low-brow/graffiti/comic illustration collective that paints enormous collaborative black & white murals. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Europe. At his recent residency at CTRLlab in Montreal he produced 24 2’x3′ panels that make up an enormous wall mural. An excerpt of these murals is on display at Rouge58
None of us are Montreal Natives. We have all migrated to the city for it’s culture, artistic community, music scene, and dirt-cheap rent! Our common interest lays in sharing our work at all levels of the art world, from black-tie galas, to music festivals & zine fairs, to the alleyways of Montreal. Because of low-cost-living we are all able to take time to create, collaborate, organize and participate in all types of events.
EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS
http://papirmasse.com/ – Affordable art subscription. $5 for a print in the mail every month!
http://www.agac.qc.ca/papier2011.php?lang=en – Papier 11: Contemporary Works on Paper
http://popmontreal.com/ – Biggest indie music festival and craft fair in the fall.
http://maisonkasini.com/news/ – Maison Kasini focuses on collage art and sells the work of both King & Ganev
http://www.monikerdesigns.ca/ – Annual T-shirt design festival.