Have you met Wendy?
by Jacqueline Hampshire
In 2014, Kahnawake-born, Montréal-based artist Walter Scott gave the world Wendy. The graphic novel follows Wendy, an art school grad with big dreams of art-world success and a knack for questionable decision-making.
Wendy drinks too much and smokes too much, sleeps with greasy band members and has…
How to Pretend Like You Know Stuff About Art: A Guide
by Kennedy Rooke
Do you ever go to a museum or gallery to see some cool new exhibit, ready to absorb the art into your being, hopefully to become a more cultured and intelligent person, only to remember your sorry ass doesn’t know much about art and you are sure…
Alessandra Salituri’s Citizen Atelier: the International Online Art Gallery of Your Dreams
by Deanna Duxbury
Are you familiar with Sherlock Holmes? There’s a whole aesthetic around the Victorian knick-knack obsessed, clustered and crowded bourgeois apartment that he famously occupied. Cluttered with curious and eclectic objects, I too live in this perpetual state of mayhem. It’s in my blood. I have oil paintings…
Bad Lunch: Gallery, Venue, Home
by Ann Cernek
Last week I sat down with Laura di Maio in Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar where we spoke about her photography and the support that many Montréal cafés show for local artists. Our next venture takes us to a modest brick house just off the Lachine Canal. Here…
Look at me, don’t be shy
by Catherine LaRivière
In her notorious essay “Against Interpretation,” Susan Sontag writes: “In place of a hermeneutics, we need an erotics of art.” The photographic work of Robert Mapplethorpe currently being exhibited at the MBAM certainly embodies the idea of an “erotics of art;” equal parts scintillating, scandalizing, sordid, and…