Looking for something to do or see this month as the chilly temperatures continue? Here at The Main we’ve chosen our top picks of art exhibitions and events going on this March. Don’t be afraid to get out there and explore a new gallery, artist, or unique art event in the city — our March art guide’s got you covered!
Emmanuel Laflamme – idiphi ephemeral exhibition
On all month @ 4517 Christophe-Columbe
This space, formerly a hardware store which is scheduled to be torn down, has been taken over by architectural firm idiphi and turned into an art gallery until its demolition date. Emmanuel Laflamme’s works are now on display. Laflamme works with a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and even sneakers, and appropriates themes and images from popular culture. Expect homages to Lichtenstein, Dalì and Damien Hirst. The gallery is open from 2-8 Wednesday-Friday, and 11-5 Saturday and Sunday. Get there before it’s too late!
Division Gallery – You Won’t Believe (…)
On until March 21 @ Division Gallery (2020 rue William)
The work of 22 artists interested in the internet and the entertainment industry is brought together by curator Loreta Lamargese in this exhibition at Division Gallery. Expect humourous and thought-provoking pieces with a digital-art aesthetic; from slowly disappearing, water-soluble prints to a giant portrait of Beyonce rendered using only pencil crayons. Kill two birds with one stone and visit the David Spriggs exhibition downstairs at Arsenal, which was featured in our February Top Picks! More info here.
Fridge Door Gallery – Reveries
March 27 @ McGill’s SSMU (3480 rue McTavish)
McGill’s student-run art gallery is holding its winter vernissage for one night only. If you were at the November show, you know this is a can’t-miss event! This edition explores ideas of dreams and the subconscious, and features art specifically by McGill students and alumni. Works will be for sale, and food and drinks will be served free of charge! See their website for more info as it is announced.
Sophie Calle – For the Last and First Time
On all month @ Musée d’art contemporain (185 Saint Catherine Street West)
Sophie Calle, a famed French artist, makes her debut at the MAC with For the Last and First Time. Her photographs and digital films explore the realities of the mental images of the blind. Two projects, The Last Image and Voir la mer will be showcased. Don’t miss your chance to see works by an artist who the MAC calls “one of the most important artists of her generation.” More info is available here.
What March art event are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!