What’s more exciting than the Gossip Girl reboot?
The return of Art Lotto.
We’re back just in time to round off this August heatwave with a roundup of art.
Here’s photo of some summer joy — Art Lotto in the parking lot of an opening at Egret Egress picking up some new art launching on the site soon and sharing our own natural wine 😏 😏 😏
Now back to business!
We’re late to announce but last round’s winner was the inimitable Zoe Sharpe! WOWZA. Sorry if you missed out but the line up is once again stacked.
Are you ready to play? 🎲 🍒🍒🍒 🃏
Artist: David Bellemare
Cause: Les Impatients
Lotto Drops: August 30th, 2021
Lotto Ends: September 20th, 2021
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Title: 21st century nagual
Dimensions: 24" x 30"
Medium: Oil on Canvas
ABOUT THE ARTIST + CAUSE:
Written by the artist: My art practice is rooted in collage. I see the mediums of painting and sculpture as a copy/paste function. I extract images from their original context and juxtapose them with others in order to give them new meanings. I manipulate, transform and degrade them, sometimes until they become unrecognizable. Informed by the Zeitgeist, I find inspiration in web culture and clip arts as well as natural history or archeology books. The clash between these different sources creates a discomfort that activate the pictoral surface; from kitsch to grandiose, from banal to sacred.
I'm not a religious believer, but I grew up in a pious catholic environment. This upbringing tinted my practice and I've since incorporated religious lexicon into my art like, symmetry, monumental installation and symbolism. I also hide autobiographical anecdotes and stories into my works in order to enrich their narrative potential. This dance between personal and universal is the basis of my art practice.
Recent shows: TAP artspace, Egret Egress, Axe Néo 7, Casino Artspace and Parisian Laundry.
Les Impatients offers creative workshops and encourages exchanges with the community by sharing the creations of its participants. Focusing on enhancing mental health through artistic expression.
September 20th - Jonah Strub
October 11th - Katie McDonald
Art Lotto would not be possible without Casino Artspace.
Art Lotto is located on territory traditionally stewarded by the Haudenosaunee.
Luck be with you!