Montreal artist PAUL ÉMILE RIOUX was recently invited to create a work for an exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. The show, Haydarpasa Railway Station: Past. Present and Uncertain Future, was a cultural event seeking to raise international awareness about the Haydarpasa Station. The beautiful building, opened in 1906, is on the 2012 Watch List of the World Monument Foundation. Canadian and Turkish artists participated in the show which collected funds for the preservation of the station. Rioux created a wonder-world; shapes inspired by Haydarpasa but emanating entirely from his imagination.
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is pigeon’s hop from l’Arsenal. Antoine – you know the name from the menswear shop Brisson he used to own, as well as Berenson Fine Art on The Golden Mile/Sherbrooke Street – hosted a fine fête whilst at the Arsenal next door it was all fashion, fashion and fashion as that massive former boat building site has morphed into the go-to rental venue in Montreal. Ertaskiran’s vernissage of Intersections featured three artists: Jeff Depner, Luce Meunier and Jeannie Riddle, also director of Parisian Laundry. PHOTO CREDITS: Lawrence Klepner.
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