In The Trees: Works from the Battat Collection
Battat Contemporary, Montreal
July 2 – August 15, 2009
Montreal’s newest collector-led art space, Battat Contemporary, run by the collector Joe Battat, opened in March 2009 and has quickly made a name for itself by mixing Battat’s interest in Old Master drawings with cutting edge contemporary pieces.
The gallery aims to support the local art scene, while showing major international pieces at home.
In the Trees will include some paper cut out works by the excellent Ed Pien, including a wall-sized work that inspired the show, as well as other works having to do with trees. A loose curatorial theme, to be sure, but the quality of the works more than makes up for it. Other pieces include black and white photos by Lebanese photographer Manoug Alemian, from the 1970s, a print by Jacques Callot from his series “Malheurs et miseres de la guerre” from 1633 and works by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jean-Francois Millet, Alfred Pellan and Camille Pissaro, among others.
Keep your eye on this space – this coming winter will bring the entire “Malheurs et miseres de la guerre” by Callot along side Joe’s first edition “Disasters of War” by Goya.
For Battat Contemporary website, please click HERE.