GALERIE ANTOINE ERTASKIRAN
1892 rue Payette
MONTRÉAL QC H3J 1P3
Ruby Sky Stiler
Curated by Julia Dault and Brian Sholis
July 10, 5pm - 8pm
Artists and curators in attendance
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is delighted to present TOUCH SCREEN, an exhibition organized by Julia Dault and Brian Sholis which brings together artists whose works evoke partitions, scrims, and portals. The artworks presented here seem to push back and forth across thresholds, but the screens they evoke are anything but those of our electronic devices. Instead, materials and close observation—of the world, of mark-making—are gateways to form and meaning.
The artists share compositional strategies and conceptual foundations—often across mediums. Ruby Sky Stiler’s puzzle-like collages, which draw together fragments of language and pattern, echo in the shards of light scattered across a glassy skyscraper in Mårten Lange’s photograph Facade Reflection. Jessica Eaton and Gerald Ferguson both use repetition to structure their compositions: her painstaking photographs layer image atop image to create a seamless whole; his stencilled canvases repurpose everyday objects like drain covers to make jagged arrangements.