The Red Room, a multi-disciplinary artist installation in the St Henri borough of Tiohtià:ke / Montreal this past week, was equal parts community, femininity, and unfettered artistic expression.
A Conversation between Sheila Nadimi & Brent Cleveland
Brent Cleveland and Sheila Nadimi, two artists living and working in Montreal, are both perhaps emblematic of the city’s propensity toward the avant-garde.
Brent Cleveland’s Neo-Figurative Queer Portraiture
Brent Cleveland is a queer Montreal-based visual artist whose neo-figurative portraiture probes concepts of gender, sexuality, and human expression. Through the haunting and distorted gaze of his subjects, Cleveland imbues a sort of warping of the male gaze, reflecting a nuanced glance of heteronormative defiance toward the spectator.
Lee Bae’s Union
UNION is the first solo exhibition by South Korean artist Lee Bae in Canada. With a focus on the artist’s Issu du feu (Emerging From Fire) series from 1999-2000, the exhibition spans a variety of different non-traditional media.
The Distorted Surrealist Artwork of Naji Chalhoub
Naji Chalhoub is best known for his affective, scribbled line drawings of seemingly torturous subjects whose hollowed-out eyes, sinister smiles, and gaping screams unsettle the viewer.