Salon des refusés

16 July - 29 August 2020


Andreanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Joanna Abrahamowicz, Barry Allikas, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Tasha Aulls, Brett Barmby, Francisco de la Barra, Adele Beaudry, Manel Benchabane, Eric Carlos Bertrand, David Blatherwick, Nancy Bono, Sylvie Bouchard, Chloe Charce, Joanna Chelkowska, Colin, Heidi Daehler, Michel Daigneault, Caroline Deschênes, Clovis-Alexandre Desvarieux, Rene Duvall, Dennis Eckstedt, Nadine Faraj, Michael Flomen, Bettina Forget, Michelle Furlong, Elisabeth Galante, James Gardner, Catherine S. Genest, Gianni Giuliano, Graham Hall, Jennifer Hamilton, Paul Hardy, Caroline Lindsay Hart, Mary Hayes, Shahryar Hessabi, Jim Holyoak, Nick Howe, Ai Ikeda, Muriel Jaouich, Corina Kennedy, Marlon Kroll, Mathieu Lacroix, Elise Lafontaine, Sophie Lanctot, Victoria Leblanc, Giuseppe Di Leo, Holly Mackinnon, Nadine Maher, Natasha Martel, Billy Mavreas, Madeleine Mayo, Vincent McBride, Evangelos Michelis, Rebecca Munce, Erik Nieminen, Daniel Oxley, Katerina Pansera, Demetrios Papakostas, Kate Puxley, Maya Stewart Pathak, Bea Parsons, John Player, John Pohl, Brigitte Radecki, Madeline Richards, Sonia Roseval, Jonathan Schoela, Stephen Schofield, Susan G. Scott, Alexandra Sebag, Matt Shane, Naghmeh Sharifi,Lorraine Simms, Carl-Philippe Simonise, Justine Skahan, Cameron Skene, Oli Sorensen, Verona Sorensen, Rebecca St. John, Luis Fernando Suarez, Andrea Szilasi, Yves Tessier, Corri-Lynn Tetz, Frederique Ulman-Gagne, Dana Velan, Kara Williams, Ben Williamson, Rob Wiseman, Aaron Zak

Press release
McBride Contemporain is delighted to announce the gallery’s next exhibition Salon des refusés. Art historian Albert Boime said of the 19th century Parisian Salon de refusés, ”the Salon des refusés introduced the democratic concept of a multi-style system... subject to the review of the general jury of the public.” The Paris Salon des refusés proved to be a foundational moment in the history of early modern art. In reference to this, we believe that the "unofficial" show, parallel to more officially sanctified ones, can potentially be more interesting. We believe this is an appealing, liberating idea, a possibility we wish to offer in the spirit of exploration and openness. 
What the Salon des refusés came to represent was the always renewing idea that official styles and sanctioned art movements are not necessarily as vital as much that is done under the radar, outside the mainstream. What McBride Contemporain proposes to do with this exhibition, is to offer a context in which a group of committed artists can exhibit one strong piece each, together, and invite the visual arts public to come discover some fresh voices in small, two-dimensional format, shown alongside other artists who already have been well introduced. What we intend by this project is to recognize that excellent, complex and uplifting art is being made that doesn’t always get the chance to have a public viewing. We believe in the importance of jumpstarting renewal and bringing new things to light, in order to reestablish the innate equality of all artists' creation.

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Oxley.

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