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12 December 2009 - 6 February 2010

Fluid Boundaries: Garen Bedrossian, Caroline Boileau, Daniel Erban, Stéphane Gilot, Trevor Gould, Sadko Hadzihasanovic,
Adad Hannah, Mary Hayes, Marc-Antoine Nadeau, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, Ed Pien, David Shaw, Felicity Tayler, Balint Zsako


ABOUT THE SHOW  /  ARTISTS AND WORKS /  VIEWS OF THE SHOW  / LINKS  /




ABOUT THE SHOW

Though much loved by artists, watercolour, gouache, and ink & wash media enjoyed only modest critical attention in the 20th century. Even with the renewed interest in drawing practices in the early 1990s, critical art writing often relegated these "traditional" media to the peripheries of painting and drawing.

As the work in Fluid Boundaries demonstrates however, today’s artists use the “left of centre” status of watercolour, gouache, ink & wash (and now inkjet) art to their own advantage – quietly producing works that thrive in the margins. Here, erotic imagery, depictions of private thoughts and dream-like settings flourish alongside expressions of cultural fears and violence. Subtle portraits of fragile identities and imaginative excursions into the past are deftly rendered on paper, while other pieces move beyond the picture plane and extend into three-dimensional space – or are transformed through performance.

Fluid Boundaries celebrates artworks that pass effortlessly between foreground and background, positive and negative space, colour and line. It also points to creative practices that explore the porous borders of disciplines with works that range in subjects, genres, and media.


**SPECIAL EVENTS**

Performances by Caroline Boileau
Every Saturday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm (February 6th excluded) artist Caroline Boileau will be present for a special performance in which she invites the public to browse a selection of her past work by way of an interactive watercolour "incubator." Everyone is welcome.

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Balint Zsako Catalogue Launch
Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Join us at the gallery for the Montreal launch of the new catalogue Balint Zsako: Drawings from the Bernardi Collection published by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA). The artist will be in attendance.

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ARTISTS / WORKS

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GAREN BEDROSSIAN



GB2   GB5/td>   GB5
Entre Ciel et Terre #2
2007
watercolour and ink on paper
27 x 35 cm
  Entre Ciel et Terre #5
2007
watercolour and ink on paper
27 x 35 cm
  Entre Ciel et Terre
2007
watercolour and ink on paper
35 x 27 cm

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artist's web site: http://garenbedrossian.com/







CAROLINE BOILEAU




CB2   CB3   CB1
Là aussi, le vent mord
2009
watercolour
51 x 35.5 cm
  Ici, le vent mord
2009
watercolour
51 x 35.5 cm
  La peau de crapaud
2009
watercolour
35.5 x 51 cm
         
CB4   CB5   CB6
Miniature (a.) from the series Grimper et mesurer
2007
watercolour
18 x 24 cm
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  Miniature (b.) from the series Grimper et mesurer
2007
watercolour
18 x 24 cm
  Miniature (c.) from the series Grimper et mesurer
2007
watercolour
18 x 24 cm
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CB7   CB8   CB9
Nébuleuse III
2008
watercolour
34 x 26.5 cm
  Nébuleuse I
2008
watercolour
34 x 26.5 cm
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  Nébuleuse II
2008
watercolour
34 x 26.5 cm
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CB10
Incubateur
2007-2009
plexiglass, rubber gloves and watercolours
43 X 66 X 32 cm

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DANIEL ERBAN




DE1   DE2   DE3
Femme aux grandes oreilles
1993
ink on paper
76 x 56 cm
  Quelqu'un veille au-dessus de moi
1995
ink on paper
56 x 76 cm
  Mal au dos
1991
ink on paper
56 x 76 cm



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STÉPHANE GILOT




SG1   SG2   SG3
Deux forêts
2009
watercolour and pencil on Fabriano paper
35,5 x 51 cm
  2057 (1726)
2009
watercolour and pencil on Fabriano paper
35,5 x 51 cm
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  Mlle Miner
2009
watercolour and pencil on Fabriano paper
35,5 x 51 cm
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SG4        
Miss Blake
2009
watercolour and pencil on Fabriano paper
35,5 x 51 cm
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artist's web site: http://www.wooloo.org/stephanegilot







TREVOR GOULD




G        TG2   SG3
Philosophies self image: In the style of Gabriel von Max - I et II
2009
watercolour
61 x 46 cm (ea.)
)diptych)
  Something of an Idea
2009
watercolour
61 x 46 cm

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artist's web site: http://www.trevorgould.ca/







SADKO HADZIHASANOVIC




SH1   SH2
Art Quake
2008
mixed media on fabric
51 x 51 cm
  Night (detail)
2008
mixed media on fabric
121 x 101 cm
     
SH3   SH4
Self Portrait
2009
mixed media on paper
21 x 27.5 cm
  untitled
1992
mixed media on paper
17.5 x 22.5 cm

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ADAD HANNAH




AH1   AH2   AH3
untitled
2006
watercolour on found paper
30 x 46.5
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  untitled
2006
watercolour on found paper
30 x 46.5
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  untitled
2006
watercolour on found paper
30 x 46.5
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SG5   AH5    
untitled (detail)
2005
watercolour
37 x 31.5
  untitled (detail)
2005
watercolour
32 x 34 cm
   

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artist's web site: http://www.adadhannah.com/
artist's page on PFOAC website






MARY HAYES




MH1   MH2   MH3
Sarah 2
2009
watercolour
30 x 22 cm
  Batman
2009
watercolour
24 x 18 cm
  Jason 1
2009
watercolour
24 x 14 cm


artist's web site: http://www.maryhayes.ca/







MARC-ANTOINE NADEAU




MAN1   MAN2   MAN3
Eyvindr Lanbi armant son Snekkja
2008
watercolour on paper mounted on board
29 x 40 cm
  Thorolfr, fils de Grinnr le Chauve, préparant une expédition Vik
2008
watercolour on paper mounted on board
29 x 40 cm
  Le Prince de Neufcastel
2004
watercolour on paper mounted on board
22 x 28 cm  
         
MAN4   MAN5    
La nuit de la comète
2006
watercolour on paper mounted on board
22 x 28 cm
  Gisli Sursson dans le Skali
2008
watercolour on paper mounted on board
22 x 28 cm
   

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ROBERTO PELLEGRINUZZI




RP1
untitled
2009
digital print on chiffon paper
23.5 x 49.5 cm (framed)
edition 1/10


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artist's web site: http://www.pellegrinuzzi.com/







ED PIEN




EP2   EP2
Tell me you love me
2001
watercolour
35.5. x 26 cm
  I would cry for you
2001
watercolour
35. x 26 cm


A Fox Transforming
A Fox Transforming
2004
ink on paper
28 x 64 cm (11" x 25")

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artist's web site: http://www.edpien.com/


artist's page on PFOAC website







DAVID SHAW




DS1   DS2   DS3
Untitled 1
2009
graphite and watercolour on paper
69 x 48 cm
  Untitled 2
2009
graphite and watercolour on paper
69 x 48 cm
  Untitled 5
2009
graphite and watercolour on paper
69 x 48 cm
         
DS4        
Untitled 6
2009
graphite and watercolour on paper
69 x 48 cm
       







FELICITY TAYLER




FT1   FT2   FT3
A20. Chaudière, 1792,
from the series Statement of Service
2009
watercolour
29 x 35 cm
  39. Gibraltar, c. 1783-1784
from the series Statement of Service
2009
watercolour
29 x 35 cm
  4. Grimross, 1758,
from the series Statement of Service
2009
watercolour
29 x 35 cm
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FT4   FT5    
9. Halifax, 1759,
from the series Statement of Service
2009
watercolour
29 x 35 cm
  18. Montreal, 1762,
from the series Statement of Service
2009
watercolour
29 x 35 cm
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BALINT ZSAKO




BZ1   BZ2   BZ3
untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm

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BZ4   BZ5   BZ6
untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
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  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
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  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
         
BZ7   BZ8   BZ9
untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
  untitled
2009
watercolour and ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm

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artist's web site: http://www.balintzsako.com/





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VIEWS OF THE SHOW

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LINKS

Marie-Ève Charron. «Oeuvres sur papier tous azimuts» Le Devoir 9 January 2010 (in French)





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