LUEUR / GLOW at Galerie Youn

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After the rain in the Canada Linseed Oil Ltd Factory, c-print, 14.5″x14.5″, 2008

Starting December 16, Galerie Youn presents LUEUR / GLOW,  a  holiday exhibition. Some thirty emergent artists discovered at international art fairs in London (UK), New York, Rome, Miami, Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and – of course – Montreal, will each show one representative piece. These luminescent works will take various forms: the photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and installations side by side will create a glowing environment. The Commute Design agency has also designed a very special installation in the Galerie’s front window, paying tribute to the artists and their talent—which lights up our winter!

Opening reception December 16, 17h – 20h
Exhibitions runs to January 25, 2015.

The Artists: Romas Astrauskas, Christine Kim, Michelle Bui, Erin Loree, Jamie Bradbury, Chris Austin, Matthew Grabelsky, Jessica Wee, Sarah Tue-fee, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Peter Chan, Ivan Alifan
Eric Chan, Evan Shuster, Zin Helena Song, Kevin Compuesto, Christophe De Muri, Derek Mainella, Caroline Mosby
Katherine Melançon, Jonathan Savoie, Doug Brown
Jay Dart, Richelle Forsey, Jimmy Baptiste, Ron Loranger
Jae Hong Ahn, Manuel Bujold, David Woodward,
Keita Morimoto and COMMUTE HOME.

Wade Whimsies off to Collection Mini Moi

Forsey.Richelle.little-thiefLittle Thief , chromira print, 12″x12″, 2013

This is one of the pieces I have in the  Collection Mini Moi at Galerie Youn. Little Thief is from my “soon-to-be-completed” macro photo series of Wade “Whimsies” Nursery Favourites in detail.

Collection Mini Moi is an exhibition of small works by gallery and invited artists (Patrick DeCoste, Eric Farache and Michael Toke to name a few!), the show opens November 23 and runs until December 22. All the works are $200 each. So why not spoil yourself  and buy some art?

A Tresspass of Time and a little love from Montreal

I’m excited to finally announce my upcoming exhibition and artist talk dates tresspass-of-time-RForsey-MPP-Albanese-version-f-backfor A Trespass of Time at the Mount Dennis Toronto Public Library
(1123 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M6N 3S3). The exhibition runs: July 13 – August 1, 2013 and there is an opening reception, artist talk and presentation
with MPP Albanese on July 18, July 25,  6-8pm.

I’m going to be extolling the value(s) of urban exploration photography and exhibiting some of my early work from my Urban Remains series (2006-2008) that I photographed in the York South-Weston riding: Kodak Toronto, Benjamin Moore Paint, Symes Waste Transfer, Bunge and the New York Pork Exchange. MPP Albanese will be giving a talk about the history of the sites I have photographed and others in the York South-Weston riding.

In other news, my exhibition Paysages affectifs at Galerie Youn was reviewed last week in Vie Des Arts and featured in a Montreal.TV webisode (that i was completely unprepared to be interviewed in, i prefer my side of the lens, but it was wonderful none the less)! The printed love from Montreal is pretty sweet.

Galerie Youn & Paysages affectifs – Grand Opening May 31rst

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My next exhibition Paysages affectifs will mark the official opening of Galerie Youn in Montreal, QC on Friday May 31!

Paysages affectifs
exhibition duration May 31st – June 23rd, 2013


Assembled, examined and discovered paysage affectif: emotional landscapes visits Paris, Tokyo, Rome, Toronto, Detroit and cities of the imagination through manufactured, fabricated and documented panoramas of infamous and unfamiliar panoramas from around the world.

Devastated rustic beauty versus architectural structures, deserted interiors and conspicuous details brings us poetic, ethereal ghostly aesthetics and strange comforts through a sense of place that we understand through our interactions with the landscapes.

International and national photographers Jonathan Castellino, Richelle Forsey, Dieter Janssen, Yuriko’s Kubato, Lori Nix and Jonathan Savoie examine time and beauty in what they observe or envision around them.

Official Opening: Friday May 31st, 7pm – 10pm
artists and invited guests
DJ Lex Luces

General Public Opening: Saturday June 1st, 2-5pm
Open to the General Public with coffee and snacks

Please RSVP to attend the Official Opening!

Galerie Youn
5226 Boul. Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1S1
(514) 270-8588