Wednesday, January 20, 2016

ArtNow for February 2016


Susanne Strater

“Nobody was Interested. Nobody Asked”

Deena Dlusy-Apel & Max Beer

 

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016, at 7 pm,

 

in Westmount Public Library

 

 ArtNow Westmount

 

presents:

 

 

Susanne Strater

Susan Strater is a Montreal area artist working in oil, acrylic and pastel. Her work playfully examines the place where the natural landscape and the man-made environment meet. I like to look at the patterns that the two environments make, especially in contrast with each other - the rounder and more varied shapes of the natural landscape against the more rigid and regular features of the man-made landscape.
She regularly shows her work in Pointe Claire, Beaconsfield as well as Vermont and Massachusetts.
 

Deena Dlusy-Apel & Max Beer

Deena Dlusy-Apel is a socially active artist and a retired part-time professor in Art Education at Concordia University. She has shown in many group shows and curated several shows in a group- owned gallery. As an artist she has concentrated on making her work political. Her body of work representing breast cancer and the breast cancer movement led to her work on environmental issues. She enjoys pushing the envelope and trying to make her work as contemporary as possible. She has produced bodies of work, entitled My father’s Wallet, Tango and La la Human Step, I Had 4 Mothers and others works.

Max Beer is an educator, photographer and filmmaker who has been socially active in the Montreal Jewish community. Max is also an affiliate at Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University (2008-2015) He has presented on many occasions at various conferences. Max was a contributing author to a special edition on anti-Semitism in Current Psychology and also wrote “ The Montreal Jewish Community and the Holocaust”.

Max most recently completed 1 hour documentary entitled “Nobody was Interested. Nobody Asked” His wife Deena Dlusy-Apel collaborated with him, working on artistic aspects as, well as interviews for the film.

Max and Deena will be presenting short clips as well as art works from the film and upcoming exhibition to takeplace at Galerie de la Ville in Dollard des Ormeaux from Saturday February 13 to Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening reception takes place on Sunday February 14, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m.