PATRICK MIKHAIL IN MONTREAL PRESENTS “HUMAN AFTER ALL” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY FIVE EMERGING MONTREAL ARTISTS—PART OF THE GALLERY’S ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES
HUMAN AFTER ALL
ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES: 003
DELPHINE KIM CARRUFEL
MAY 20 TO JUNE 1, 2017
SATURDAY, MAY 20
2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.
PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY in Montréal is pleased to present HUMAN AFTER ALL, an exhibition of new works featuring five emerging Montréal artists coming together to investigate the physical and psychological impact of the human imprint. The exhibition marks the latest installment in the ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES, and is part of the gallery’s commitment to providing young, emerging artists with a platform to ignite and advance their professional practices.
The five artists in Human After All—MARIE ARCHAMBAULT, DELPHINE KIM CARRUFEL, MY-VAM DAM, GALEN EVI, and MICHAËLLE SERGILE—have developed a site-specific installation that investigates the evolution of the traces that each human leaves behind in their journey. The exhibition questions the impact of the constant transformations of the human footprint, as well as the repercussions on an individual’s memory.
Moving from sculpture to photography, from video performance to drawings to painting, Human After All suggests a hybrid exhibition where several mediums interact. Human portraits stuffed with prescribed medicines, decaying bodies, a tin face crushed by human statues, a video performance giving way to the artist's imprint, portraits of passers-by met by chance and disappearing for a moment, as well as plaster bodies pierced with pikes. The exhibition presents a selection of works that interact with each other and communicate on an intellectual and aesthetic level.