The Awakening


June 21 - July 18, 2019 | Image: Livewild Collective


“I’m concerned with making images that make you feel something you can’t quite understand. There’s something that happens when you’re presented with what you can’t quite fathom. The agreements that I have in my mind in my world view are halted and they are interpreted. Within that interruption, there’s the possibility to see something that we didn’t know.”

- Michael Lundgren, Matter

Archive Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, coinciding with the summer solstice, brings together nine artists and photographers channelling movement, emergence and temporality through their work. Using the idea of magical realism as a starting point, The Awakening explores the tension between order and chaos, reality and artifice, natural and supernatural. These stirring and energetic pieces address the interior mysteries of the natural world, presenting familiar life in an unfamiliar way and reminding us of the inherent enigmas of our lived environment.

Livewild Collective
Synchrodogs
Benoit Paillé
Francois Ollivier
Kyle Berger
Nanne Springer
Christie Brunet


Benoit Paille



Synchrodogs



Kyle Berger



Francois Ollivier



Archive Contemporary
2471 Rue Centre,
Montreal, QC H3K 1J9

Archive Contemporary is a fine art gallery based in Montreal. The gallery provides a platform for established and emerging artistic talent, promoting visibility through monthly group and solo exhibitions. Archive Contemporary also hosts events centered around discourse, creative career development and community building through its artist-led educational programming.

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