7245, rue Alexandra – suite 100
Having long worked in the offices of Éditions de la Chenelière, located in Little Italy, I know this neighbourhood like the back of my hand, and go back there very regularly. This in turn often leads me to the gallery of Joe Battat, this businessman, collector and patron of the arts, who opened his gallery in 2008 to promote contemporary artists from Quebec and elsewhere. I love wandering around this vast space, where I always end up discovering something. Since I cannot resist the pleasure of going for a good coffee at the Caffé Italia or the temptations of the Milano grocery store, on St Laurent Blvd, everything will conspire to take me back to the gallery beginning on January 16, to be introduced to the sculptures of Jan Aicken and the paintings of Coleen Heslin, two up-and-coming artists, whom the gallery director, Daisy Desrosiers, has found with her excellent flair for discovering promising artists.
Grier Edmundson, exhibition Le Texte est pluriel, January 17 to February 23, 2013 - photo : Éliane Excoffier