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Volume I: der Zeitgeist

The new generation has brought us new emerging artists whose engagement on social issues has been previously seen but not matched. While our annual theme is the environment, many other themes were addressed by the emerging current artists: hygiene, social distance, cultural origins, love, dreams, nostalgia, history, religion, etc.

Thus, the mediums follow this thread. Their diversity in almost each work transcends the message of the artists as they speak for themselves.

Art is conditionned by our temporal environment. Emerging artists have the power  to document and foresee society's greatest challenges, as they live them. Through self discovery and extrospective development, explore our first collection of emerging artists interpreting issues ranging from the most recent health challenges to the racial and inequality challenges that are deeply imbedded in our history.

Enshrined in the heat of the 21st century, dive into the lens of our artists to explore your contemporary. Through various mediums and technology, self expression has never been so cutting edge and defining of our time. Of nature we may be forgettful; however, it is our duty to document lived experiences to define who we are, where we are going, and to not forget our past.

Curatorial director: Emma Rose Di Iorio
Grahic designer: Francisco Sebire
Content docents: Alexia Georgieva, Dominic Depeyre, Tamara Attia, Bryn Orth-Lashley, Cédric Alston, William Mercer, Rebecca Daly

Isabella Greenwood
An Ode to Aarons
(See reference Pool Side Gossip, Slim Aarons, 1970)
A painting she made as an homage to her favorite photographer Slim Aaron. He was known for capturing images of wealth in the after-war era. His pictures are reminiscent of a bygone era. Her painted version is impressionist like, she plays with colours and light to accent the nostalgic nature of the original composition.

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Anthony Harvey
Chicago
Charcoal and conte on paper
15 cm x 15 cm
Only armed with charcoal, Anthony Harvey is able to show an overwhelming expression. He presents what he sees in everyday life, and souvenirs of pre-pandemic life where physical closeness was not an issue. Recalling his trip to Chicago, he longs for a return to normalcy.

Ashley Scott
Self-Protrait Nose
Polystyrol and acrylic
77x 50 x 21
Part of The Rise of the Watermelon Collection, these pieces tell the story of the stigmatization of the watermelon, a fruit for the poor and it’s close association with Black Afro Americans by white Americans. This fruit was a way to free slaves from hunger when working in the cotton fields and later, newly freed slaves, to survive. Today, it’s stigmatization is still relevant. Exposing the origin of discrimination is to invite viewers to make nuance of the popular stereotype, enabling Black Afro Americans to have control of the narrative that is projected outside their circle. This last piece of the collection is a rekindling of sorts with the source of the discrimination, the colour and appearance that African Americans bear. Her sculpture shows the form of her nose using black polystrols which she worked into a folded manner. The black colour evokes the preconception of the colour and presents the multilayered meaning Scott knows her skin means to herself. She exposes the fetishization of darker black women, and the assumption that her capacities are less than because of the shade of her skin. Her work is ultimately strong and individual to her experience while exposing histories of stigmatization often left in the dark.

Elly Smallwood
Cross
“Cross” depicts two figures boxing. As the one on the left strikes, its arm becomes an arrow that instantly guides the viewer’s eye to the impact. The ripples of the skin are captured by smaller raw brush strokes. The composition of the piece culminates in this energetic punch that weighs on the upper left corner of the painting. The rough strokes match the content of the piece and freeze this battle in time.

Anissa Boukili
No title, 2020
Oil on wood
25 cm x 25 cm
The inescapable current global pandemic due to the Corona Virus has created hygiene anxiety. Moroccan and French-Canadian artist, Anissa Boukhili represent the current zeitgeist with a painting on an evident, yet oh so important part of individual hygiene.

Damien Chabauty-Goineau
Palms Spring - Desert X
However dreamlike his compositions might be, his inspiration is proven to come from reality. From his photography emerges the creation of a real view of the Palm Springs desert. Views of the Palm Spring desert are captured with similar metaphysical elements found in his paintings: architectural cubic masses with massive bold colours, simple planes and compressed space. These snapshots show us how surreal the world can feel like.

Anthony Harvey
Yoga mat
Charcoal on paper
50 cm x 71 cm
A drawing of a crowd, in a sketch like manner creates a flow of movements of the figures. Harvey's ability to capture facial expressions so accurately reaches individual emotional depth. Here, the frenetic movement of the crowd in their close quarters creates an anxious filled atmosphere.

Anne-Julie Hynes
Brazil No.4
Fabric, cut-outs from painted canvas,
thread on linen canvas, 2018.
51 cm x 41 cm
Hynes uses mixed media compositions as a reflection of her environment, landscapes, nature, and cities. To do so, she uses an abstract approach to composition produced paintings to do away from cognitive decisions which often provide aesthetic or intellectual barriers. Her approach is to become a vessel between her environment and her art. Textile here is inspired by the indigenous Brazilian tribe textile tradition, while the blue overlay textile emulates the tropical nature of their environment. One could even question in the current socio-political global situation if the colour reflects those of the United Nations.

Gilles Drolet
Sculpture
For Drolet, trees are a source of deep inspiration, not only for their beauty, but for what they symbolize. Strength, perseverance, renewal, all relevant qualities in the trials he experienced during his life. Their miniature sizes allow us to analyze the trees under a new perspective. We often take their presence for granted, but yet they are so essential.

Mathieu Laca
Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on Print, 2019Portraits reveal more on the gaze of the viewer than the actual subject. Using an impasto technique to explore depth of the human psychological experience, we can observe in meditation the strokes of incomprehensive fragments of emotion making up the face of Van Gogh. The aggressive manner in which he lays his painting evokes the idea of decay and disillusionment, an idea often found in his paintings.

Ashley Scott
Boxed braids,

Raw fiber glass, 2019.
Fiberglass, as a medium, reminds Scott of her own journey with her hair. The history of a family is a journey, often times parallel to social realities. Inspired by Whitten's story telling by art, Scott displays her culture through her art. African American stories need to be told and projected. In an interview with Centre Never Apart, Soctt ephasizes that values of sensitivity "to be with each other" are essential. Part of a series that display the history of her black ancestors, this final sculpture brings us back to the beginning. After so much progress, social justice, and acceptance, we now see the contemporary world we are living in crumble. The scoial foundations of acceptance and equality, that so many have helped develop, women, black women, are now being threatened by socio political right winged developments. Although the colour yellow portrays optimism and hope, it represents deceit.

Sonya Kertesz
Gardien des mers et Femme poisson (diptyque)
Oil on canvas, 2016
91 cm x 121 cm
Have you ever had a bad dream where a monster was chasing you? Have you ever woken up and wondered if they existed? They are and it’s partially your fault. Sea monsters have long been part of the social and cultural zeitgeist. The Loch Ness monster, dinosaur looking sea beast is a concrete example of these folklore legends. In hindsight, the history of both the tangible and metaphysical environment reveals these might be the result of debris and pollution left by humans in the Oceans.These themes explored in Anthropocene, a multilateral movement imploring the human world is now part of a new era as the impact of human life is significant enough to change the nature of geology and ecosystems we inhabit. Kertesz explores these themes of destruction in her work. She presents us a sea monster, half fish half human, symbolising the human impact on the nature of sea life.

Dominic Depeyre
On s'en Lasse
encre de chine sur papier,
100 cm x 183 cm
In French, “on s’enlasse” roughly means “we’re hugging’’, while “on s’en lasse” roughly means “we’re disinterested’’. The word play hints at these two actions happening at the same time, the former being the positive space, the latter being the negative one. The piece juxtaposes a past where the two beings shared one another to a present where this connection is vanishing and will soon have completely dissapeared.

Dominic Depeyre
Can You Feel It Too?
encre de chine sur papier,
30 cm x 46 cm
This piece explores empathy on a physical level.
The hand poses depict the act of fingering,
speciffically two women touching themselves.
These distinct actions, although happening in
different places and times, are linked in the void
through this artwork. Both subjects are sensing at once.

Mathieu Laca
Paul Verlaine et Arthur Rimbaud
Oil on linen
While the idea of decay and disenchantment is often explored, the psychology of relationships is an interest in M. Laca. Here, he provides us with some of his literary heroes who provided him with a source of haven during his difficult childhood and subsequent depression. Two cursed poets (“Poètes maudits” in French), they were both misunderstood since their childhood because of their heightened sense of perception of reality. While they were rejected for the better part of their lives because of this quality, ultimately, this curse made their genius. Moreover, the duo is infamous for their romantic relationships. Revealing queer agency as their significative persona and contribution to literature often downplays the true nature of their relationship. The connection between both writers is highlighted visually with lines splashed, connecting both of them, in many ways.

Isabella Greenwood
In Safe Hands
mixed media

Dominic Depeyre
To Be One
encre de chine sur papier
Exploring what unites two individuals. As their respective matter transcends their bodies, they briefly become a single entity. No distinction is to be made between the two figures. They have been stripped down to the simplest and purest of shape, line. They are approaching singularity.

Vincent Lakuachimoto
Based in Montreal, Lakuachimoto is a unisex garment line, which aims to be inclusive and progressive. This mini-collection, entitled Papillon, is a testimony to metamorphosis and self-acceptance, which are the very foundations of our philosophy. Constantly in search of new products, the fashion industry is beating at high speed and generating a lot of pollution. To do its part, Lakuachimoto has chosen to recycle and revive clothes that have become unwanted. Between streetwear and couture, Lakuachimoto offers a unique collection of avant-garde, distinguished and comfortable clothing.

Romy Lagüe
Vibrance on the Go Collection 2019
The inaugural collection of the Made by Romy label was photographed in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. A neighborhood that is greatly recognized for its theatrical and dynamic performances, the fusion of an immobile art in a context as mobile as the district is representative of the dynamic and emerging approach adopted by Lagüe. Movement has always been incorporated into the apprehension of fabrics by big fashion houses, but to direct a collection on this subject is refreshing and innovative. The Lagüe Cruise Collection puts forward patterns and fabrics that enhance the seasonal transition in an efficient and stylish way.

Peter Jitenski
Spring/Summer 2019
Through his work, Jitenski manipulates abstract notions seeking to create conceptual stories. This allows him to expose to the public his inner artistic universe. Seeking to highlight the absolute potential of each fabric he uses, Jitenski brings them to life through many techniques such as bonding and layering. Despite their varied provenance, these materials have a point of unification being their durability and their environmentally-conscious production. His first capsule collection CO / DECO / NSTRUCT materializes the eternal dialogue / contradiction between art and fashion.

Félixe Minière
Jardin Japonais
acrylique sur toile,
76x76cm
As Jardin Japonais approaches the Hard Edge movement, it distinguishes itself by combining the juxtaposition of these sharp shapes with their organic nature. The linearity of certain hues is skillfully sprinkled in the composition, so that vanishing point emerges and catches the eye of the beholder. This perspective rivals the weight of the colors: from their respective disorder emerges an overall balance.

Matteo Gueli
The Louvre
35 mm film
Taken from his digital portfolio, 'the + louvre' is a set of three photos that let the viewers glimpse into the lives of young adults. We understand the vision of the artist towards growth. The two models are sparsely dressed leaving their shoulders free from the weights of life. The canvas on the back is covered illustrating that, although beautiful, the image of the future is not that of the past.

Ashley Scott
Losing Hats, Fancie,
Raw fiber, Acrylic Paint on canvas,
160x175cm.
This work is dedicated to her aunt Fancie who moved from the South, and founded a hat shop. This work encompasses her legacy, from its colours to its texture. Indeed, aunt Fancie is described as a stylish lady, always wearing her Sunday best and adorned with big sculptural hats she would make herself. The composition made of pieces of tinted fibre glass and the highly saturated colours evoke the magnetic energy field surrounding her hair by the impressive volume in which she would style them.

LSNR
Digital Creation
Zany and entertaining, Saenger never ceases to bring fun new angles to graphic design. His graffiti style brings a light touch to all his projects. Here we see him do some of his best work with a tag-inspired style to his alias. His comic and cool design enables whatever desired message to stick with the viewer.

Ashley Scott
Afro
Iron acrylic paint and resin
45 cm x 90 cm
The untamed raw fibre glass emulate the afro Scott is so proud of. In its natural state, the arrangement of the raw fibres evokes the hair, the inspiration of the entire collection. The almost black colours from the top area of the sculpture evolve into threads of  multiple colours, perhaps signifying the history that makes up her own DNA.

Matteo Gueli
Melodrama
Film
He knows how to capture the attention with images that characterize the experience of adolescence. Nothing better, when we are (where we were young, rather) to celebrate an evening drinking with a friend. We see friends talking and drinking, some are standing while the rest of the kids are daydreaming about their heads sleeping next to each other. A shaded frame gives us the impression that we dream of them, or that he dreams of us, a kind of portal in an infinite continuum ...

Matteo Gueli
Melodrama
Film
He knows how to capture the attention with images that characterize the experience of adolescence. Nothing better, when we are (where we were young, rather) to celebrate an evening drinking with a friend. We see friends talking and drinking, some are standing while the rest of the kids are daydreaming about their heads sleeping next to each other. A shaded frame gives us the impression that we dream of them, or that he dreams of us, a kind of portal in an infinite continuum ...

Matteo Gueli
Tennis Court
35 mm film
The series 'i love these roads' is inspired by the album 'Pure Heroin' by New Zealand's Lorde. We witness a succession of scenes that match each of the album's titles. Here, 'tennis court' presents two youngsters who are separated by such a thin, perforated net. We can understand that what physically separated us gradually loses its meaning. The photo should be viewed with these words in mind: Baby be the class clown I'll be the beauty queen in tears It's a new art form showing people how little we care We're so happy, even when we're smiling out of fear Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah
Matteo manages to interpret these words by the nonchalant attitude of his subjects but keeping them close to one another.

Matteo Gueli
All is full of love
35 mm film
Gueli has ease in which he portrays teen experiences, like many firsts, which come to fruition during the teen years. These forests are often met with excitement, anxiety and sometimes, fear. Here, he borrows tips from film projecting an image of first love innocence and warmth using a bright red background and shadows of profiles. This intimate portrayal of first love has no shortage of a cinematographic aesthetic.

Cindy Mateus Modern dance is something to be held. Her vernacular dance evokes emotions while stripping away the vocabulary of movement to its strict essence. Here we see her freestyle in reaction to the art works that surround her. Her acrobatic prouesses meet a balance between impulsiveness and delicate finesse.

Elly Smallwood
Gloves
Acrylic on boxing gloves
“Gloves” brings the viewer into two of Smallwood’s interests: boxing and the female figure. The naked bodies are facing each other, seated in flowers on the ground. The warmth of the body heavily contrasts its surrounding. While the artist made sure to highlight the red tones of the skin in places such as the cheeks, hands and nipples, she also pushed the vegetation’s hue to frame her figures. Using dark outlines in some areas to reinforce this idea, the woman is shown resting on the gloves. A dialogue between the support and the media takes place because of their distinctive nature: the artist carved a spot for its subject of predilection, the female figure, while the object that belongs to another domain welcomes it in harmony.

Damien Chabauty-Goineau
Palm Springs - Desert X

Anissa Boukili
Said
Oil, acrylic, paper transfer, ink, epoxy resin and canvas on wood
101 cm x 76 cm
Part of a series, Anissa Boukhili who’s close to her Moroccan roots, painted the portrait of her grandparents with family pictures printed in the background. The purple of the portraits has a yellow shadow, similar to the yellow background, to symbolize the formative experiences that shaped her grandparents. This work evokes their nostalgia for their childhood and her former life in Morocco.

Isabella Greenwood
Secret Lover to the Sunset Supplies
Mixed medium on canvas
50 cm x 50 cm
At first glance, the general tone of the painting reminds the one from The Grand Budapest Hotel movie because of its predominance of pink tint and the refined but imposing architecture of the building. Whether or not it is a nod to this cinematographic masterpiece, the painting itself brings us into its own almost utopic universe; one that does not fail to present united women as important, emblematic even, figures of society. The juxtaposition of hazardous elements.


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Matteo Gueli

Félixe Minière

LSNR

Anne-Julie Hynes

Damien Chabauty-Goineau

Anissa Boukili

Cindy Mateus

Gilles Drolet

Vincent Laukauchimoto

Dominic Depeyre

Isabella Greenwood

Peter Jitenski

Mathieu Laca

Romy Lagüe

Sonya Kertesz

Elly Smallwood

Anthony Harvey

Ashley Scott