Never Apart Gallery | Fall Opening of 6 innovative exhibits
On Thursday October 11, Mile-Ex’s creative & artistic cultural hot-spot the Never Apart gallery launches six new exhibits. Returning for the fourth time, MAPP_MTL brings its innovative projection mapping to Never Apart with a brand new show specifically designed for the space.
This season also brings together collage art of renowned Montreal-based artist, John A. Schweitzer, and a painting series around Cosmic Manifestations. All together, the unique set of artist expression once again transforms the Centre into a kaleidoscope of colour, feelings and inspirations. With additional special events including, IMAGE+NATION film screenings, Alveole workshops, and NVA’s Music Room Open Decks, Never Apart is gearing up for another not-to-be-missed season.
The Fall season will also use Never Apart founder Dax Dasilva’s new book to springboard two talks focusing on an age of union. “Before opening Never Apart, I put together a manifesto outlining my intentions for the cultural centre,” says Dax. “It ultimately formed the outline for my book Age of Union: Igniting the Changemaker. Diversity is a teacher, and I look forward to personally hosting these two talks emphasizing the importance of unity”.
Here is a more in depth description of the new works that will be presented…
“The series Cosmic Manifestations and ONEIROS are the result of researches and dreamlike visions transmitted through dreams and meditative visions. These series aims to immerse the viewer in a universe similar to a waking dream, where consciousness and reality intertwine with the imaginary. My work travels through worlds awakening reflection on the connection between Universe and humankind.” Arielle Côté
“Infinite Light” by Kiran Ambwani : Photography
“Light has obsessed humans since the dawn of time and as a photographer I find myself constantly observing, exploring, and playing with light. A lightstalker, I’m intrigued by different light sources, each with its unique qualities & characteristics. Light is at the core of this photographic ensemble, with the play of light and mirrors creating infinite reflections. A meditation on the zen notions of infinity and emptiness, this series is an exploration of a seemingly infinite space”.
“FemCan Paintings” by Leanne Davies : Paintings
Six stylized portraits of some of Canada’s most notable female musicians. Recognized for their talent and for their complex approach to making music, the subjects of FemCan are trailblazers, teachers and activists, paving the way for artists of the future.
PYOTR495 by Blake Mawson : Theater
Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks bolstered by Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret.
Imaginaires Collectifs by MAPP MTL : Multimedia
MAPP_MTL is exhibiting micro-mapping works of all forms – sculptural, filmic, installation art, augmented reality, immersive or responsive. The juxtaposition of these video mapping art works is non linear, and non formal, but sensual. The artists are invited to use light as their brush. They collectively augment the gallery space to transport us into the intimacy of their imagination. They transform our perception of digital art practices from the technical and hermetic to bring us to a more sensuous perspective. The exhibition makes us question the multiple spaces we occupy both individually and collectively, to invoke our Collective Imaginaries.
The Mapp exhibition features the following works :
OXO Beatgender by Collectif OXO (BE)
Maud Sertour, Samy Barras, Yasmine Yahiatene, Amandine Vaccaielli, Lauraline Michel
Objet interactif | no 2 by Collectif Blackbox (CA)
Mathieu Désilets, Mathilde Joanny, Salim Lounis, Alexandre Lustigman, Jean-Claude Macena, Mariléa Rabbat, Xavier Tremblay
Asile by Fred Trétout (CA)
Isochrone by Manuel Chantre (CA)
Human refractions by Aurélien Lafargue AKA Nature Graphique
Featuring Sound design by Mourad Bennacer
The Snows of Ruskin by John A. Schweitzer
2019 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the Victorian scholar John Ruskin [1819-1900]. In honour of his cultural contribution to science and art, Montreal artist John A. Schweitzer presents The Snows of Ruskin series, a narrative amalgam of two anecdotal episodes from 19th century London art circles.
Launch of Permanent Collection Salon
We are thrilled to launch our new salon style setting showcasing works from our collection in a comfortable environment designed for dialogue and community interactions.
FALL OPENING VERNISSAGE DETAILS
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2019
WHERE: Centre Never Apart, 7049 St Urbain St, Montreal, QC H2S 3H4
TIME: 6:00 PM
*Free event & open to the public
ABOUT NEVER APART
Established in 2015, Never Apart is a non-profit organization in Montréal, Canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact. Founded by tech CEO, Dax Dasilva, the Centre features 12,000 square feet of creative space with seasonal art exhibitions, two permanent installations (the Sun Room and the Moon Room), live music events, artist talks, and film screenings. During its first year of operation, Never Apart has welcomed thousands of visitors and has collaborated with over 300 artists. Follow Never Apart’s latest developments and read the monthly online magazine by visiting neverapart.com. Also, tune in on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @neverapartmtl.
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