Chromophilie II

Cynthia Girard, Justin Stephens, Monica Tap

June 2 - June 30, 2007

In 2005, Galerie Trois Points presented Chromophilie, a group show with artworks by five artists, all from different generation of painters.  The common theme of the pieces shown was the concern about the colour in painting.  This year, Galerie Trois Points continue the project with Chromophilie II, and presents three painters with different approach of the color; Cynthia Girard, Justin Stephens and Monica Tap.

Monica Tap is an artist whose many activities involve exploring questions of time and representation in painting. Her practice opens up a space between landscape and abstraction, and navigates the terrain between painting and other media. Her current work is based on Quicktime videos of the landscape captured while traveling by train or car. Over the past ten years her canvases have been exhibited in Canada, the US and Britain; most recently, Seance at Thatcher Projects in New York City.

In 2005, Cynthia Girard has been remarquably noticed with her solo-show Fictions sylvestres at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, with paintings about cultural identity in Qubec and about  the problems related to deforestation.  In 2005-2006, this artist has won a International Residency offer by the Canadian Art Council in London, England.  For the Chromophilie II, the artist will presents three pieces she produces in London during that stay.

The work of Justin Stephens, a young Montreal artist, is based around painting and installation. Melding modernist discourse and personal scrutiny, his work resembles a debased version of the sublime and humorously suggests the artist’s role as marginal. His disparate materials are united like stylistic enemies that sprawl through space and touch upon the bucolic, cosmological and the mundane. He had his first solo show at Galerie Clark in Montréal, and after three years in Australia, exhibiting in Sydney and Brisbane, he more recently presented at Quartier Éphémère /Darling Foundry. He is scheduled to exhibit at Mercer Union, Toronto and B-312 in 2008.

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