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Human Tides (Conflicts II) is an imaginative exercise in the study of human geography—the mapping of people and their communities, interactions and activities. Cervera’s delicately rendered choreography conjures numerous associations, namely political and social.

Press Release

When does a line on a page become figurative? The series of drawings by Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera entitled Mareas Humanas (Conflictos II) / Human Tides (Conflicts II) satisfies this question: each vertical line assumes a human body; each horizontal line provides its shadow. The drawings, created with India ink on cotton paper, represent bodies reduced to an elemental state. We require …

When does a line on a page become figurative? The series of drawings by Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera entitled Mareas Humanas (Conflictos II) / Human Tides (Conflicts II) satisfies this question: each vertical line assumes a human body; each horizontal line provides its shadow. The drawings, created with India ink on cotton paper, represent bodies reduced to an elemental state. We require no more or less detail in order to read Cervera’s mark-making as figures in an expansive and featureless place.
Within the limited information, spatial narratives unfold. Uniform shadows give way to a …

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5826 St-Hubert
Montreal, Quebec, CA
Monday, Sunday, Closed
Tuesday–Wednesday, 10am–6pm
Thursday–Friday, 12pm–7pm
Saturday, 12pm–5pm