The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks December 22 to 28

Films, watercolours and the ethereal in Montreal this week.

Galerie Simon Blais, installation view of McEwen's pieces

Christmas week is upon us, and another year is almost over. So roll your full bellies on over to appreciate some art before it leaves us like 2015 has!

LAS PADRINAS, vernissage

Van Horne Station / V.H.S, December 22



After a month-long residency at V.H.S, LAS PADRINAS invite us to check out the first steps of their creative process. It’s tonight!

Feuilles aux yeux de pluie, exhibit

Galerie Simon Blais, until December 23

Galerie Simon Blais, installation view of McEwen's pieces

Galerie Simon Blais, installation view of McEwen’s pieces

These are the last two days to check out Jean McEwen’s solo show, Feuilles aux yeux de pluies. Many of the works on display at Galerie Simon Blais have never been shown to the public, and feature pen and ink and watercolour pieces. Don’t miss out, these are truly beautiful works.

Hors d’oeuvre, group exhibit

L’espace contemporain, until December 27


One more week to check out L’espace contemporain’s group show, Hors d’oeuvre, featuring works by their artists. Discover abstract pieces by twenty different artists, working with painting and sculpture. Keep in mind that the gallery is closed on the 24 and 25. This is also the last exhibit before the gallery closes down for the holidays, until January 18. So get your art in while you can!

Hitchcock Retrospective, movie screening

Cinéma du Parc, December 26 at 4 PM


If you’re more of a film buff, this is not to miss: three Hitchcock movies in 35mm. This Saturday, Cinéma du Parc will be screening Vertigo, Rear Window and Psycho. Get your tickets online here.

Dualité, exhibit

Artexte, until January 23

Image from Leisure's Dualité

Image from Leisure’s Dualité

Dualité is a solo exhibit of collage-based works by Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), created during their residency at Artexte. Using the choreography from Françoise Sullivan’s Dualité, they have created re-interpreted images of the performance. Working with ideas of repetition and mirroring, these works are haunting and intriguing.

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