Alan Ganev presents The Fall at Station 16 Gallery
April 13th 2017 - May 7th 2017
Vernissage: April 13th 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Station 16 Gallery: 3523 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T6
Metro: St-Laurent or Sherbrooke
Wine served by Maison M. Chapoutier
Artist in Attendance
Station 16 Gallery announces the opening of The Fall, a solo exhibition by Costa Rica born, Montreal-based artist Alan Ganev. The Fall brings together an impressive range of works created using mediums such as collage, silkscreen, neon, sculpture, and photography. For this exhibition, Ganev has departed from his previous series titled Mundo des Quixotes, which explored concepts of security and protection, pushing the limits of his subject matter and art making process. With The Fall Ganev takes his signature toy soldiers and spray-painted porcelain figurines from the literal to the poetic, moving from flat surfaces to the three dimensional, reflecting a strong intention towards expanding his technical and visual vocabulary. The Fall captures a romantic journey that ultimately came to an end; “My artwork documents a nostalgic and emotional journey through time,” explains Ganev.
The vernissage will be held on April 13th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Station 16 Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until May 7th.
Ganev teamed up with MANNY, a local photographer, to document the process of art creation so rarely discussed in relation to the exhibition of artwork. For Ganev, the process of making is equally important to the completed works of art. In this sense, the exhibition highlights issues of performance and documentation. These photos will be presented during the exhibition in the form of an artist catalogue.
Alan Ganev is a visual artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Ganev has participated in group exhibitions at galleries, cultural centers, and museums worldwide, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Costa Rica Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, as well as the Conseil des Arts de Montréal. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition, following his 2014 show Make Me Care, displayed at Station 16 Gallery.
For additional information, please contact Station 16’s Communications Director Amanda Brownridge.