Friday, February 20, 2015

ArtNow for March 2015






Tuesday March  3rd, at 7 pm,


Westmount Public Library


 ArtNow Westmount presents:



Matthew Thomson

Matthew Thomson was born in Aylmer, QC in 1982. He moved to Montreal in 1999, where he studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College (1999-2002). He finished a BFA from Concordia University in 2007 and completed his MFA in Print Media at Concordia.). His multidisciplinary work has been exhibited in numerous juried group exhibitions in Montréal (namely the FOFA Gallery, the Darling Foundry and the Maison de la Culture Frontenac) and in Val-David, QC; most recently, his stop-motion animation entitled EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION was chosen for the 4th International Random Film Festival, presented in Garpenberg, Sweden. Matthew was curator of the Mouse Print Gallery in 2012-13, where he worked with students and teachers from Concordia University to create unconventional and collaboration-based exhibitions. Thomson is a member of articule, a Montréal artist-run centre, and he teaches printmaking and drawing classes at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount, QC.

Mathew’s is currently exhibiting his work with Bettino Assa in a show entitled Otherworldly at ArtMur until February 28, 2015.


Natalie Olanick

Natalie Olanick is a visual artist who is based in Montreal Quebec Canada. She engages in painting as an explorative practice. She is interested in how the boundaries that distinguish order and personal familiarity become intertwined. making paintings that are sometimes accompanied by projections and always done on untypical materials to building this discussion. The narrative quality of the works wanders into an in-between zone allowing for multiply readings. Messages and possible meanings shift from the materials, her usage of them, and how these elements bond within the images.