We are back from this year’s Plural contemporary art fair (formerly Papier) and are feeling better than ever. It was great to return to the Grand Quay in the art-loving city of Montreal.
The newly renamed art fair featured an impressive lineup of galleries from across Canada, including fresh faces from Vancouver and Halifax. Witnessing the fair’s growth over the past few years, despite pandemic delays, has been nothing short of remarkable.
The standout feature of our booth was a striking wall of prints representing the 30-year-long collaboration between master printer Paul Machnik of Studio PM, and various artists from the Kinngait Studios. On view were works by Ningiukulu Teevee, Pitaloosie Saila, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Nuna Parr, Padloo Samayualie, and Kakulu Saggiaktok, which showcased the best of this longstanding collaboration between North and South – Kinngait and Montreal.
We also proudly showcased works by Montreal-based artist Lyne Bastien, whose solo exhibition, Dormance / Dormancy, captivated audiences last September. Bastien’s meticulous coloured pencil drawings, including Ivujivik III and her Givrée series, were particularly popular among fair-goers.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends, old and new, for making the 16th edition of Plural such a tremendous success. We are already looking forward to next year!