The poetics of Willy Verginer, one of the most important sculptors in Italy and abroad, and the theme of the Garden of Eden in the Divine Comedy meet in the church of San Barnaba in Bondo. Opening a dialogue with the present, this exhibition entitled "The Lost Garden; Purgatory and the Anthropocene" constitutes the second stage of a trilogy that the municipality of Sella Giudicarie is dedicating to the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet. It will run from July 15th to August 28th 2022.
Nicolas Lemieux has designed an enormous project which is divided into several parts, the first stage of which is the creation of a symphonic musical work in homage to Jean Paul Riopelle, whose centenary of his birth will be celebrated in 2023. The work, composed by Serge Fiori and arranged by Torontonian Blair Thompson, will be recorded in June with the Orchester symphonique de Montréal and the album will be officially released in November. A first series of three multimedia shows with the OSM is also scheduled at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts as part of the Montréal en lumière festival next February. The visual design and staging of the concert were entrusted to Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau.
The psychedelic experience arrived at the May Cultural Festival at the hands of Rogelio Manzo with "Fractal Anatomies", a pictorial exhibition that will fill the Raúl Anguiano Museum (MURA) with a colorful journey through faces and silhouettes that exhibit the artist's vision of characters that invite to the exploration of the human condition.
“My work speaks mainly of the human condition, it is very grotesque at times, other times it is very pleasing to the eye. I use different materials, I make a kind of assembly, trying to build the space, the image of the person portrayed”
In less than two days, a poster that painter Ole Aakjær put up for sale on Wednesday afternoon has brought in more than DKK 3.5 million. After just two days, the sale of the poster has brought in 3,542,000 kroner. Money that goes unappreciated to Unicef's humanitarian work for the Ukrainian children.
Willy Verginer is part of a group exhibition in Zheijang Art Museum presented with the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute of Shanghai and entitled “Gazing of Tranquility” from January st, to February 20th, 2022.
Alongside 7 other artists, this exhibition features major expressions of Italian contemporary art. These works are linked to Val Gardena, the South Tyrolean cradle of Ladin culture, and their common denominator is wood, a material used to give substance to archetypal human representations, signs of a perpetually violated sacredness of nature.
The exhibition was also conceived in the name of the ancient bond between Italy and China, a connection rich in exchanges of ideas, knowledge and material goods, which dates back to the third century BC, when the Silk Road began to connect West and East.
We spent two minutes with Danny to learn more about his background, his creative inspirations, and recent work he's admired.
As an artist, where he goes by Dan Alva, he spends his time creating fine art pieces and has exhibited his personal work at a number of national and international shows, most notably the prestigious Art Basel fair. A Miami native, Alvarez attended the Art Institute of Miami, where he studied graphic design and advertising.
“I haven't lost my touch too much, but I'm lacking in courage! I am old."
In Saint-Henri, a large silent studio continues to be the creative refuge of the 88-year-old painter Claude Tousignant. Fascinated by reading, his main occupation, he still finds a little energy to create… We met him. We pass under a slightly raised garage door. And there, no car, only pots! Paint, solvents, all sorts of products cover the tables and counters of this first room in Claude Tousignant's studio.
Outdoor exhibition at Morgan Park
Les Luniphantesques is a site-specific work by artist Dominic Besner, whose playful composition will appeal to young and old alike.
To realize his artistic intervention, Dominic Besner chose to use the technique of anamorphosis, which consists of transforming an image that at first glance is unrecognizable, but whose initial figure is restored when observed from a unique angle and in a specific position. Often, the eye is directed through a viewfinder, telescope or mirror. In Morgan Park, you can see the entire creation through the telescope installed at the southeast end of the park.
The work is ephemeral because of the medium used on the trees, which is a 100% natural, ecological and biodegradable milk paint. It will disappear gradually according to the whims of Mother Nature.
The creation of this public work was made possible thanks to the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
Travelling and the Coop Vidéo de Montréal are pleased to announce the U.S. premiere of La Marche, written, directed and produced by multidisciplinary artist Yoakim Bélanger. This short animated film, entirely hand-painted in India ink and pencil at six frames per second, took five years to create. It shows women of all ages emerging from the shadows and walking together towards a light source.
Sculptors Coderch and Malawi have seen their bronze castings soar through the overcast Swedish sky to reach their new home, the sculptural festival ‘Skupltur i Pilane’, one of the most important dates in the art world, which opened its doors to the public on the 15th. The duo made up of the Catalan Joan Coderch and the Basque Javier Malavia has been invited to exhibit their works together with some of the most renowned sculptors. relevant to the international scene such as Tony Cragg or Jaume Plensa.
The Danish artist Ole Aakjær only discovered his passion for watercolor art seven years ago and now he has been invited to exhibit his art in China – something he almost did not think was possible for an artist without an academic background. To Danish media Jydske Vestkysten, Ole Aakjær talks about how his art was discovered by a small Chinese woman in New York.
Before becoming an artist, the 58-year-old Danish native had a long career in the advertising industry but by pure coincidence, he discovered during his summer vacation in 2014 that he found peace by making watercolor art. A few months later, he settled his company to dedicate himself to art.
Watercolor Virtuoso Ole Aakjær Featured In Solo Museum Shows In China And Denmark Before Major New York Exhibition
Dozens of tiny wales swim on and around the face of a young woman who gazes intently at the viewer. Her pouty crimson lips outshine a single red flower adorning her neck. Her features are so precisely articulated that her visage isn’t lost in the busy overlay of marine life. The composition is harmonious and elegant, demanding a close examination of her features and how they relate to the flurry of miniature mammals.
Clusters of wooden spheres bubble up the fingertips and bodies of the children in Willy Verginer’s poetic sculptures. The Italian artist (previously) contrasts realistic carvings of adolescent figures with elements of whimsy and imagination. Alongside the forms that evoke childhood games are thick stripes of monochromatic paint, which wrap around the sculptures and bisect them in unusual places.
We are proud to have raised and donated $10,000 to Food Banks Canada - Les Banques Alimentaires du Québec. Special thanks to our clients and friends for their support with our “We Are Doing Our Part” campaign! Thanks to our amazing artists Rock Therrien, Marie-Josée Roy, Ognian Zekoff and Yoakim Bélanger.
From a very young age, visual artist Yann Normand was exposed to the art world. The son of an interior designer father and a mother who devoted herself to painting and drawing, he grew up surrounded by pencils, pastels and oil paint, but also carpet and ceramic samples.
From September 10th, 2020 to November 29th, 2020 Anke Eilergerhard will show her work at Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg in an exhibtion untitled "You & Me".
Her sculptures combine controversies such as tradition and modernity, industry and manufacture, emergence and decay, balance and loss of the same, femininity and masculinity. Perhaps it is precisely the interplay of these dualisms that makes Anke Eilergerhard's oeuvre so special and at the same time so difficult to grasp.
My Modern Met article about Philip Barlow's newest work. To read the article, click on the link below. Philip Barlow will have a solo exhibition at Galerie LeRoyer this summer.
Creative Boom article about Philip Barlow's newest work. To read the article, click on the link below. Philip Barlow will have a solo exhibition at Galerie LeRoyer this summer.
Marie-Josée contributed to this 8th edition of The Voice by creating 4 artworks for the 4 members of the jury. Using her technique of photo transfer on an aluminum plate and a grinder, she wanted to highlight their personalities. You can see the video on TVA in the link below, and move to 7"14 to see the 4 artworks discovered by the jury.
Rock Therrien was noticed by the Basically Beautiful blog as part of their report on the Art Basel / Scope art fairs that took place from December 3 to 8 in Miami.
To see the photos and works that have been noticed by the editors, click on the link below.
Treating Ali Alışır’s artistic practice in periods, the book reveals the visual-imaginative journey of his individual civilizational narrative by presenting to readers his 2009-2019 series Hybrid Souls (2017), Cosmos (2016), Virtual Landscapes (2014), Virtual Wars (2012), Virtual Places (2011), Virtual Bodies (2009), as a path leading from the body’s creation, to the body’s association with space/place, the body’s abandonment of this place and entry into war with other bodies, the body’s relinquishment of warfare and self-surrender to nature and landscapes, all the way to the body’s discovery of the cosmos by orienting itself from the world to the universe, and then from the universe to its own inner and spiritual existential search. The exhibition held in parallel to this book on Ali Alışır’s decade-long artistic journey allows art audiences to visually validate the book’s content.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | Plongez dans l’univers de l’artiste italien Willy Verginer alors qu’il présente sa plus récente série de sculptures de bois hyperréalistes à la Galerie LeRoyer du Vieux-Montréal. Les questions écologiques et environnementales sont au cœur de l’oeuvre de Verginer, qui vit et travaille à Val Gardena dans le nord de l’Italie, vallée célèbre pour sa station de ski, son parc naturel et… ses sculptures sur bois. Pas étonnant, donc, de constater que ses sculptures grandeur nature abordent l’étroite relation qui unit l’homme et son environnement.
Montreal-based graffiti artists Stikki Peaches and CDI Furniture have come together on a one-of-a-kind collection of distressed Chesterfield sofas for the launch of Bois & Cuir‘s new furniture store. The graffiti-covered sofas and divans form a collection called “CECI N’EST PAS UN DIVAN,” in which Stikki Peaches has taken the British design classic and given it a distressed finish. Sofas were given a street art-inspired rework with metal studs, spray paint, acrylic and painted Tunisian tiles each getting added to the leather upholstery.
IN FRENCH | La technique de travail adoptée par Willy Verginer est révélatrice de son approche à la fois figurative et conceptuelle. Ses sculptures sont composées d’une masse de plusieurs blocs de bois, séchés naturellement pendant 6 ans afin d’éviter que le bois ne se transforme. De ces masses grossières, il fait naître les formes de sa sculpture à l’aide d’une scie à chaîne et d’une hache, avant de raffiner son travail à l’aide de ciseaux à bois, jusqu’à utiliser de tous petits outils pour travailler les paupières ou lobes d’oreille de ses figures.
Museum de Zwarte Tulp (the Black Tulip) is currently displaying the first solo exhibition of the Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi in The Netherlands in almost 10 years. It is a retrospective exhibition with key works from the period 2003 – 2018. The source of inspiration for the collages, ‘Landscapes’ and ‘Flowerbeds’ which can be seen in the museum, were the endless, colorful flower bulb fields that Zhuang saw glide away below him on his first flight from China to The Netherlands.
On May 15, celebrated sculptor Paul Villinski will speak with curator and scholar Lisa Freiman about his three decades of transforming discarded materials into environmentally aware conceptual projects and large-scale installations. Villinski will also sign copies of his new monograph published by Vivant Books.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | En septembre 2018, l’ouverture du « premier musée du street art » canadien a fait grand bruit à Montréal, capitale des arts du pays. La promesse était belle : 24 étages investis par 24 artistes et ouverts au public 24 heures sur 24… Le tout orchestré par une marque d’alcool. Intrigués, nous sommes allés voir cela de plus près : visite.
On s’attendait à un bâtiment remarquable au premier coup d’œil,haut et entièrement peinturluré… Mais rien de tel ne nous attendait avenue de Gaspé. Dans cette artère calme du quartier du Mile-End, immeubles de logements et bureaux se serrent pour faire face au froid hivernal. Pas (ou presque) de vitrines – tout se trouve à l’intérieur des bâtiments. (...) C’est donc ici que s’est glissé, de façon plutôt discrète au premier abord, le musée Romeo’s, dédié au street art.
Willy Verginer'sculptures are currently featured in the exhibition "Nature in Art" at the Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow until the end of September. This exhibition shows contemporary works of more than 70 artists from many countries, in techniques ranging from painting, photography and video to object and installation
Marie-Josée Roy won the Arts and Humanities Award at the Gala des Pythagore. Organized by the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, the Gala des Pythagore wishes to promote exceptional graduates. Six categories come from the major fields of study: health sciences, administrative sciences, social sciences, sciences and engineering, arts and humanities, and finally, education, letters, and languages. Congratulations Marie-Josée!
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | La Ville de Québec et la Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec ont inauguré l’œuvre d’art en hommage au célèbre hockeyeur Jean Béliveau. Intitulée Briser la glace, la création du sculpteur Éric Lapointe donne le coup d’envoi à l’allée commémorative dédiée au hockey, située place Jean-Béliveau. « Cette œuvre a été créée en anamorphose, c’est-à-dire que sa forme varie selon l’emplacement du spectateur, a ajouté le maire de Québec, M. Régis Labeaume. Lorsqu’on s’installe sur la rondelle située au sol, un imposant Jean Béliveau apparaît, alors qu’il se transforme lorsqu’on se déplace. C’est une création audacieuse et surtout, spectaculaire. Elle marque le début d’une allée qui présentera des œuvres fort diversifiées, qui ne passeront pas inaperçues. » Briser la glace mesure 28 pieds de hauteur par 30 pieds de profondeur. Très graphique, la sculpture évoque le caractère spectaculaire du joueur. Ses plans et ses angles sont complexes, comme les changements de direction vifs du hockey.
In his new solo show “Chiaroscuro : A Stikki Obsession” at Galerie LeRoyer, the artist Stikki Peaches is presenting 20 new Interpretive Hybrid works inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and his School. Many of the artist’s favorite iconic characters are present. Such as his favorite musical artists Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse & Kurt Cobain, who all tragically died at age 27. This piece, originally titled Saint Cecilia with Two Angels by Caravaggio follower Antiveduto Gramatica, is now titled The 27 Club for the obvious reasons. The Lute Player as a psyched-out and surreal Jimi Hendrix.
New Orleans music soars to new heights in a stunning new art installation in the Marshall Family Commons at the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex.
New York artist Paul Villinski created “Currents” to celebrate New Orleans’ musical influence around the world. The work features 125 vinyl records crafted into a flock of birds that spring from a vintage turntable as they take flight across a wall in the lobby of the new unified building for the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Villinski created the birds using classic records from famous New Orleans artists like Dr. John, Ernie K-Doe, Sidney Bechet and more.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | Issu du monde du design de mode, l'artiste urbain Stikki Peaches s'est construit une réputation internationale avec ses oeuvres sur papier placardées sur des murs. Le Montréalais a réalisé cet été Young Dalí sur la façade d'un restaurant de la rue Prince-Arthur, une oeuvre qui mêle messages de paix, surréalisme et des éléments de sa personnalité, dont une partie reste dans l'ombre...
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens will host international artist, Jan Kalab, in their upcoming show, The Soul of Graffiti: Jan Kalab.
The upcoming show will feature Kalab’s classic sculptures, 3-D canvases, select new works, and an original installation.
The Soul of Graffiti: Jan Kalab will run from August 28 to December 2 and is held in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia.
Ole Aakjaer is an internationally-recognized watercolour artist, whose love of music, literature, films and photographs, along with his childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist, has inspired him to create a unique and vibrant style of paintings that leave a lasting impression. This complexity of watercolour deepens the dramatic effect put forward by the artist with his use of abundant colourful hues and hidden symbolism, creating daring female portraits that cannot be forgotten.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | Marie-Josée Roy's artwork was chosen for the cover of Éric Lapointe's new album Délivrance, on sale since May 4th 2018.
Yes, you're right: these surreal sculptures do look like they've been carved from stone or moulded from some kind of plaster. But incredibly, they've all been sculpted from wood alone. They're the creation of Willy Verginer, a 60-year-old Italian artist who lives and works in Ortisei BZ, South Tyrol, and whose works are located in numerous private and public collections, both Italian and international.
Willingly staying anonymous, Stikki Peaches pictures masked superheroes or overexposed fashion and movie icons that fascinated him as a child. Their faces are his playground. The Montreal-based artist gathers and superposes layers of paper, old magazines, comics, fabrics, reclaimed objects, then writes, spray-paints, tattoos and little by little transforms their irreproachable physique to convey his messages. He leaves his wheatpastes on the walls of Canadian, American and European cities. If you stumble upon one, do feast your eyes on it as his street works are all original pieces.
He is not like most other artists. Hell, he is not like most other people. He is a fast emerging Montreal artist, but he refuses to use his real name. He goes under the curious pseudonym of Stikki Peaches.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | Autrefois perçu comme une « pollution visuelle », le street art est aujourd’hui porté aux nues, coté dans les enchères d’art et commandité de toutes parts. Dans la foulée, Montréal, où se tient depuis jeudi la cinquième édition du festival Mural, s’est taillé une place enviable dans le milieu mondial des arts de la rue et du graffiti.
The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the first, retrospective solo museum exhibition of sculptor Paul Villinski, (American, born 1960), known for his site-specific installations and transformative use of found materials. Paul Villinski: Farther will survey developments in Villinski's practice over the past decade, as well as publicly debut multiple new works. Paul Villinski's installations engage with subjects; both sublime and neglected. Influenced by a life-long concern for environmental issues, his work transforms seemingly discarded materials - often found on the streets of New York City - into uplifting and humanizing works of art. Flocks of aluminum-can butterflies, wings feathered with lost gloves, and fantastical flying machines evoke motifs of flight, metamorphosis and rebirth.
Galerie LeRoyer is exibiting Stikki Peaches & Tim Conlon at the 3rd edition of FAM - The Mural Art Fair will be taking place at Marché Bonsecours, a venue acknowledged as one of Canada’s top ten finest heritage buildings that is today a true emblem of Montreal. Presenting 18 exhibitors, FAM will be showcasing more than 100 urban and contemporary artworks from local and international artists.
After 23 years, Galerie Saint-Dizier is merging with Galerie LeRoyer, Brian Brisson founder of both galleries as taken this action to enabled Galerie LeRoyer to double the exhibition space afforded to its artists, focus on its vision and gain a permanent space dedicated to exhibitions, vernissages and events.
FENDI's Spring/Summer 2017 window installation feature new bespoke artwork by contemporary German artist Anke Eilergerhard. Countless pastel colored silicone swirls recall dollops of whipped cream, towering in precarious piles of fine floral porcelain. The French-inspired opulence of the collection continues into the sculptures, connecting the worlds of fashion and art through the lens of humanity's notions of beauty.
Every year CHEAP organizes a Street Poster Art Festival divided in two main components: pieces by guest artists and an open call for artists. CHEAP selects guest artists to create site-specific work articulated throughout Bologna’s urban and suburban landscape.
ARTICLE IN FRENCH | Le sculpteur Éric Lapointe pratique l'anamorphose. Cet art de haute voltige consiste à créer des formes en apparence chaotiques mais qui, lorsqu'examinées d'un certain angle, retrouvent leur sens. Étonnant! La Fabrique culturelle retrouvé le créateur à l'église de Deschambault. Il raconte commenter deux anges de bois fabriqués par Louis Jobin en 1815 ont dû être enlevés de leur socle extérieur à l'entrée du cimetière. Pour les remplacer, Lapointe a proposé deux autres anges fabriqués selon le principe de l'anamorphose. Et il en va ainsi de sa production de pièces et de sculptures uniques. À découvrir.
Galerie LeRoyer is pleased to announce its participation to Scope NYC 2015. From March 6th to 8th, 2015. VIP Opening on the 6th at 2 PM.
VIDEO IN FRENCH | Rebecca Makonnen meets with artist Stikki Peaches for Formule Diaz tv Show, on Télé-Québec.
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Galerie LeRoyer is pleased to announce its participation to the first edition of Context Art Mimia, from December 5th to 9th 2012.
Galerie LeRoyer is attending Art Toronto 2012, from October 26th to 29th 2012