Barbara Cole | Creative Boom

Barbara Cole | Creative Boom

Underwater photographs by Barbara Cole that look like oil paintings of bathing women

July 2018

"Figure transformation has been a predominant theme in my work. Over the past thirty years, I have been operating as a painter but employing traditional photographic tools," says Barbara Cole, a fine art photographer from Toronto whose whimsical take on underwater photography will certainly make you think twice.

Ole Aakjaer | Creative Boom

Ole Aakjaer | Creative Boom

Complicated Flowers: Portraits of women with multilayered symbolism revealing their secrets | Tora Baker

JULY 2018

Ole Aakjaer is an internationally-recognized watercolour artist, whose love of music, literature, films and photographs, along with his childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist, has inspired him to create a unique and vibrant style of paintings that leave a lasting impression. This complexity of watercolour deepens the dramatic effect put forward by the artist with his use of abundant colourful hues and hidden symbolism, creating daring female portraits that cannot be forgotten.

Jacqueline Surdell | Chicago Artists Coalition

Jacqueline Surdell | Chicago Artists Coalition

Orwellian Offspring exhibition

July 2018

Jacqueline Surdell is part of a new group exhibition entitled Orwellian Offspring opening on June 29th and taking place at the Chicago Artists Coalition. The exhibition also features the works of Mitsu Salmon, Marie Baldwin, and is curated by Courtney Cintron. 

MATEO | 24H Montréal

MATEO | 24H Montréal

Focus on Mateo

JUNE 2018

ARTICLE IN FRENCH - Art review of Focus exhibition on Mateo, published in the culture section of 24H Montréal on June 13th 2018.

Barbara Cole | Bellus Magazine

Barbara Cole | Bellus Magazine

Submerged in the Silence: Underwater photographer, Barbara Cole | Laura Shirk

JUNE 2018

Noted as saying “I became an artist simply by taking pictures,” Barbara Cole’s successful career in photography is based on trial and error and a love for water. With an interesting backstory that includes failing to finish high school, working as a model and taking on the role of fashion editor at a local newspaper (at the age of 18), Cole established a beautiful body of work and a distinct style with no formal training. Accepting an opportunity to become a member of the fashion industry, rather than exploring the medium, she allowed her time on the clock to guide the way. Although it took her many years for to consider herself an artist, Cole helped to transform the community.

Marie-Josée Roy | Culture Mauricie

Marie-Josée Roy | Culture Mauricie

Arts Visuels

MAY 2018

ARTICLE IN FRENCH - Marie-Josée Roy's artwork was chosen for the cover of Éric Lapointe's new album Délivrance, on sale since May 4th 2018.

 

BARBARA COLE | NOVELLA MAGAZINE

BARBARA COLE | NOVELLA MAGAZINE

Above reality: Barbara Cole goes deeper, under water | Svetlana Soloveva

MAY 2018

Barbara Cole dives into her four-foot swimming pool, and it turns into the ethereal world full of beautiful figures dancing in the light. A ballerina’s pearly tutu, like a white rose bud, furls and unfurls. Scarlet lips — red swordtails — blaze among blurry water patterns. Dancing layers of mermaid-length hair and diaphanous fabric make water and light tremble and break proportions. Figures become unrecognizable. In return for their identity, water renders them lighter than air, making them fascinating in their peculiarity.

Antoine Tava | Romeo's Gin

Antoine Tava | Romeo's Gin

Romeo's Gin x Tava is now available at SAQ

April 2018

On your next visit at SAQ, you'll probably see some colourful characters on Romeo's Gin + Tonic cans. Introducing Ludo Fox and Frankie, created by Montreal urban artist Antoine Tava, they're will be your new favourite summer drink! 

Willy Verginer | CreativeBoom

Willy Verginer | CreativeBoom

Wooden Wonders: The surreal sculptures of Willy Verginer | Tom May

JUNE 2018

Yes, you're right: these surreal sculptures do look like they've been carved from stone or moulded from some kind of plaster. But incredibly, they've all been sculpted from wood alone.  They're the creation of Willy Verginer, a 60-year-old Italian artist who lives and works in Ortisei BZ, South Tyrol, and whose works are located in numerous private and public collections, both Italian and international.

Barbara Cole | Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017

Barbara Cole | Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017

Award Honorable Mention

April 2018

The latest series "Figure Painting" by Toronto based artist Baraba Cole received an Honorable Mention award at the Tokyo Internation Foto Awards 2017. Congratulations!

Barbara Cole | London International Creative Competition 2017

Barbara Cole | London International Creative Competition 2017

Award Honorable Mention

April 2018

The series "Falling Through Time" by Barbara Cole got an honorable mention award at the LICC 2017 (London International Creative Competiton). Congratulations!

Ivan Alifan | Widewalls

Ivan Alifan | Widewalls

A Study of Hands Like No Others | Balasz Takac

March 2018

A multitude of artists from modernism to present day were, and still are, interested in representing intimacy, a peculiar human activity related to sexuality. Without a doubt, such an art was an effect of the artist’s fascination with one’s body (or their own), but it also served as a critical reflection of certain social and political phenomenon.
Nevertheless, regardless of any particular discourse, the young Russian painter Ivan Alifan produces authentic and quite uncanny works centered on the human body and in general the topic of intimacy. From a completely new perspective, the artist examines the very notion of what desire is by rethinking and reshaping primarily the traditional genre of classical portrayal.

TAVA | GRAFFITIART Magazine #36

TAVA | GRAFFITIART Magazine #36

Dossier | P(R)OPAGANDA

December - January 2018

Quebecer and Italian, Antoine Tavaglione likes to integrate his origins into his pop culture-inspired works. After studying animation cinema and working in a creative agency, the artist left the quietness of his office work to dedicate himself to his studio and mural production. His very first exhibition in 2011 already drew attention on his unique style: symbols with sticky and dripping cartoony characters. This metaphor of the dictatorship that brought him to find his own graphic identity is however far from being a recurring theme. Antoine Tava makes no secret of his insatiable fondness for both Italian and American pop culture. He multiplies references to the heroes of his childhood and adolescence with a blend of humor, satire and tribute. From Dubai to New York through Barcelona and Soa Paulo, his work has already been around.

Stikki Peaches | GRAFFITIART Magazine #36

Stikki Peaches | GRAFFITIART Magazine #36

Indoor | Une oeuvre, un artiste

December - January 2018

Willingly staying anonymous, Stikki Peaches pictures masked superheroes or overexposed fashion and movie icons that fascinated him as a child. Their faces are his playground. The Montreal-based artist gathers and superposes layers of paper, old magazines, comics, fabrics, reclaimed objects, then writes, spray-paints, tattoos and little by little transforms their irreproachable physique to convey his messages. He leaves his wheatpastes on the walls of Canadian, American and European cities. If you stumble upon one, do feast your eyes on it as his street works are all original pieces.

Rock Therrien | AQUA Art Miami

Rock Therrien | AQUA Art Miami

Solo booth at AQUA Art Miami

December 6-10, 2017

Javier Martin | The Art Gorgeous

Javier Martin | The Art Gorgeous

How to deconstruct perfection

NOVEMBER 2017

Born and raised in Spain, Javier Martin is a multidisciplinary artist who has travelled, lived and worked in various countries, from Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, to the United States. For over a decade, he has been developing his most iconic series of artworks, “Blindness”. In this series, with painting and collage, he reproduces images of seemingly perfect models, symbols of a standard of beauty that most people desire

Stikki Peaches | Montreal Gazette

Stikki Peaches | Montreal Gazette

Stikki Peaches: Montreal artist happy to remain anonymous | Bill Brownstein

June 2017

He is not like most other artists. Hell, he is not like most other people. He is a fast emerging Montreal artist, but he refuses to use his real name. He goes under the curious pseudonym of Stikki Peaches.

Stikki Peaches | Le Devoir

Stikki Peaches | Le Devoir

L’art rebelle apprivoisé | Isabelle Paré

June 2017

ARTICLE IN FRENCH - Autrefois perçu comme une « pollution visuelle », le street art est aujourd’hui porté aux nues, coté dans les enchères d’art et commandité de toutes parts. Dans la foulée, Montréal, où se tient depuis jeudi la cinquième édition du festival Mural, s’est taillé une place enviable dans le milieu mondial des arts de la rue et du graffiti.

PAUL VILLINSKI | TAUBMAN MUSEUM Of ART

PAUL VILLINSKI | TAUBMAN MUSEUM Of ART

FARTHER

June 2017 - January 2018

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the first, retrospective solo museum exhibition of sculptor Paul Villinski, (American, born 1960), known for his site-specific installations and transformative use of found materials. Paul Villinski: Farther will survey developments in Villinski's practice over the past decade, as well as publicly debut multiple new works. Paul Villinski's installations engage with subjects; both sublime and neglected. Influenced by a life-long concern for environmental issues, his work transforms seemingly discarded materials - often found on the streets of New York City - into uplifting and humanizing works of art. Flocks of aluminum-can butterflies, wings feathered with lost gloves, and fantastical flying machines evoke motifs of flight, metamorphosis and rebirth.

Stikki Peaches | Tim Conlon | Foire d'Art Murale 2017

Stikki Peaches | Tim Conlon | Foire d'Art Murale 2017

Bonsecours Market, Old Montreal

June 8th - 11th 2017

Galerie LeRoyer is exibiting Stikki Peaches & Tim Conlon at the 3rd edition of FAM  - The Mural Art Fair will be taking place at Marché Bonsecours, a venue acknowledged as one of Canada’s top ten finest heritage buildings that is today a true emblem of Montreal. Presenting 18 exhibitors, FAM will be showcasing more than 100 urban and contemporary artworks from local and international artists.

Galerie Saint-Dizier is merging with Galerie LeRoyer

Galerie Saint-Dizier is merging with Galerie LeRoyer

Galerie Saint-Dizier becomes GLR24

May 2017

After 23 years, Galerie Saint-Dizier is merging with Galerie LeRoyer, Brian Brisson founder of both galleries as taken this action to enabled Galerie LeRoyer to double the exhibition space afforded to its artists, focus on its vision and gain a permanent space dedicated to exhibitions, vernissages and events.

Anke Eilergerhard | Fendi

Anke Eilergerhard | Fendi

Sweet Dream

May 2017

FENDI's Spring/Summer 2017 window installation feature new bespoke artwork by contemporary German artist Anke Eilergerhard. Countless pastel colored silicone swirls recall dollops of whipped cream, towering in precarious piles of fine floral porcelain. The French-inspired opulence of the collection continues into the sculptures, connecting the worlds of fashion and art through the lens of humanity's notions of beauty. 

Stikki Peaches | CHEAP Festival

Stikki Peaches | CHEAP Festival

Bologna, Italy

May 2017

Every year CHEAP organizes a Street Poster Art Festival divided in two main components: pieces by guest artists and an open call for artists. CHEAP selects guest artists to create site-specific work articulated throughout Bologna’s urban and suburban landscape.

 

Ivan Alifan | Bombay Saphire

Ivan Alifan | Bombay Saphire

People's Choice Prize Winner at the Bombay Saphire Artisan Series.

Since 2010, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation have provided emerging artists with an international platform to showcase their work. The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is a search to discover this year’s next big name in visual arts. Thousands will submit their artwork online and selected artists will be rewarded with a platform to share their artistry with curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts around the world.

Lyle Owerko | Calgary Herald

Lyle Owerko | Calgary Herald

Light over Darkness

September 2016

Fifteen years after taking Time Magazine's 9/11 cover photo, Calgary-born photographer Lyle Owerko continues to choose light over darkness.

Éric Lapointe | La Fabrique Culturelle

Éric Lapointe | La Fabrique Culturelle

Les sculptures anamorphiques d'Éric Lapointe : l'illusion du chaos

SEPTEMBER 2015

ARTICLE IN FRENCH  - Le sculpteur Éric Lapointe pratique l'anamorphose. Cet art de haute voltige consiste à créer des formes en apparence chaotiques mais qui, lorsqu'examinées d'un certain angle, retrouvent leur sens. Étonnant! La Fabrique culturelle retrouvé le créateur à l'église de Deschambault. Il raconte commenter deux anges de bois fabriqués par Louis Jobin en 1815 ont dû être enlevés de leur socle extérieur à l'entrée du cimetière. Pour les remplacer, Lapointe a proposé deux autres anges fabriqués selon le principe de l'anamorphose. Et il en va ainsi de sa production de pièces et de sculptures uniques. À découvrir.

TAVA | THEFINEPRINT magazine

TAVA | THEFINEPRINT magazine

A conversation with TAVA | Estelle Gervais

July 2015

A Conversation between Antoine TAVA and Estelle Gervais from The Fine Print Magazine.

Scope Art Fair

Scope Art Fair

New York, 2015

March 2015

Galerie LeRoyer is pleased to announce its participation to Scope NYC 2015. From March 6th to 8th, 2015. VIP Opening on the 6th at 2 PM. 

Barbara Cole

Barbara Cole

New Book now available

February 2015

We've just received Barbara Cole's new book!

Stikki Peaches | Télé-Québec

Stikki Peaches | Télé-Québec

Formule Diaz

October 2014

VIDEO IN FRENCH - Rebecca Makonnen meets with artist Stikki Peaches for Formule Diaz tv Show, on Télé-Québec. 

Stikki Peaches | Vie des Arts

Stikki Peaches | Vie des Arts

Dossier Lowbrow | Les murs prennent des couleurs

Spring 2014, #234

ARTICLE IN FRENCH 

Andre Petterson | La Presse

Andre Petterson | La Presse

L'harmonie de la zébrure selon Andre Petterson | Eric Clément

October 2013

ARTICLE IN FRENCH - D'abord sculpteur dans les années 70, le Vancouverois d'adoption Andre Petterson est devenu un adepte des collages, de la peinture et de la photographie, avant d'embrasser une technique mixte qui donne d'heureux résultats.

Context Art Miami

Context Art Miami

December 2012

Galerie LeRoyer is pleased to announce its participation to the first edition of Context Art Mimia, from December 5th to 9th 2012.  

Art Toronto 2012

Art Toronto 2012

TFIA

October 2012

Galerie LeRoyer is attending Art Toronto 2012, from October 26th to 29th 2012

 

Éloïse Brodeur | Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

Éloïse Brodeur | Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

Interview | Laurence Trépanier

June 2012

Laurence Trépanier meets with Éloïse Brodeur prior to her exhibition at the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts this summer

Art Wynwood 2012

Art Wynwood 2012

International Contemporary Art Fair

February 2012

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