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PRESS RELEASE

 

E-SPACE

LEAVE YOUR MARK!!

 

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 6PM TO 3 AM – *MONTREAL ART SOUTERRAIN -* *ZONE 3 PLACE D’ARMES* *METRO STATION*

Stamp, press, scratch or write your name, initials, alias, love statements, social, political and/or juvenile commentaries at our E-Space exhibit during Montreal’s second annual underground art event Art Souterrain. PASCALE GIRARDIN, STERLING DOWNEY AND YANNICK MALEK will greet you with over 700 raw clay tiles to mark – first come, first serve! Tiles will be fired after the opening night and cemented to large panels on show from march 6th to the 14th.

*IT’S FREE – IT’S FUN – IT’S YOUR E SPACE!*

*WHERE*: ZONE 3 Place d’Armes metro in the passageway between the metro station and Guy-Favreau Complex.

Ceramic artist Pascale Girardin, in association with Sterling Downey, publisher and founder of Montreal’s graffiti magazine and convention “Under Pressure” and Yannick Malek, innovative skate park designer and owner of FTR Design, have created E-SPACE, a participatory ceramic mural project inspired by graffiti art and tagging.

On February 27th, for one night only, visitors to the Montreal underground Art Souterrain event will be able to leave their mark on fresh clay tiles.  These “tagged” tiles will be fired at the artist’s studio then returned to the Art Souterrain site and cemented to large panels on exhibit in the passageway from march 6th to the 14th.

E-SPACE explores the notions of identity, expression and sharing common grounds within the context of public space. E-SPACE is a clay metaphrase on urban art which offers a renewed perspective on such topics as permanence, legitimacy and the very human need to leave our trace behind us.

Project initiator, Pascale Girardin creates installations in the context of public art events using ceramics as her preferred medium to produce artworks that juxtapose the slow, deliberate and permanent process of her craft to our fast paced transient culture.

Sterling Downey has been involved in graffiti culture for the last 18 years, going by the moniker “SEAZ”. Founder of Montreal’s UNDER PRESSURE graffiti convention and publisher of a magazine by the same name, he challenges our perception of public space, ownership, advertising and the ephemeral need for us to leave our mark.

Yannick Malek has been building and designing innovative skate parks for the past 15 years, his most recent project being the No Damn Good Skate park in NDG.  Along with his affiliation to street culture, Yannick is involved in the realization and installation of the artwork for this event.

For information please contact Pascale Girardin at (514) 231-4397

pascalegirardin@gmail.com

www.pascalegirardin.com 

www.underpressure.ca 

 www.ftrdesign.ca

www.artsouterrain.com 

www.galeriesas.com