Sean Montgomery Building Bildung

January 14 -February 12

Laroche/Joncas gallery is pleased to present the exhibition "Building Bildung" by Canadian artist Sean Montgomery. Montgomery's new series of paintings continues his investigations on notions of masculinity specifically its representation through Canadian iconography. The artist also examines artistic hierarchies as these concerns relate to painting itself and the history of abstraction.

The title of the exhibition 'Building Bildung' makes reference to the German word "Bildung" which does not easily translate in other languages. It is related to issues of education (both learning and teaching), culture, formation, creation, and the spiritual and personal development of the individual.' Combining this with iconographic symbols of masculinity such as sports logos, beer labels and other objects, the artist questions notions of masculinity and how these symbols relate to painting and notions of modernist purity.

This is the artists first solo exhibition with Laroche/Joncas Gallery, his work was featured in the group exhibition Extreme Painting in the Summer of 2010. The artist will also be in the group exhibition Not Quite/Pas Tout a Faite curated by Lon Dubinsky at Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, January 29 to March 13.

Sean Montgomery is an artist from Edmonton, Alberta, who currently lives and works in Ithaca, New York. He holds a BFA from the University of Alberta and a MFA from Concordia University. His works are found in private collections across Canada and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta.

The artist wishes to thank:
Kasia Tolwinski, Louis and Andr, the Montgomery and Tolwinski clans, Eliza Griffiths, Eric Simon and the denizens of the Swamp.









Mauricio Limn Versus (buscando la sombra del arbol) October 14 - November 12, 2011


Erik Osberg RAM September 9 - October 8, 2011


Group Show, August 4 - September 3, 2011


Yadir Quintana In Time of Silver Rain. June 15-July 23, 2011


Ben Sloat His Eyes Were Like Mine, May 11 - June 11, 2011


Sylvie Readman ' contretemps'


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