Bruises Gallery et Lambert & Fils
Sept. 21th – Oct. 13, 2023
Lambert & Fils Gallery
An installation-bar to celebrate the launch of the ISLE collection, the latest creation from the Montreal-based lighting studio.
Lambert & Fils invited Bruises to ‘hack’ their Montreal gallery space with Bruises providing scenography and a selection of pieces and objects from their catalogue. Lambert & Fils’ approach to materiality combined with Bruises’ eclectic vision creates a new kind of ambience; built predominantly from unique custom extrusions taken from lighting studio’s proper material library, the scenography is punctuated by objects, sculptures and furniture from Bruises Gallery permanent collection.
In continuation of their legacy of collaborations, Lambert & Fils has joined forces with Zoë Mowat for the creation of ISLE, a new collection launching during New York Design Week 2023. An ode to quiet strength, ISLE is a play both on illusion and perception allowing lightness to anchor and foundations to rise. Composed of a delicate glass tube resting on solid-stone and aluminum pedestals and suspended in mid-air like a surreal bridge, ISLE is minimal, but not simplistic.
Established in 2020 by long-time collaborators Florence Provencher-Proulx and Isaac Larose-Farmer, Bruises Gallery celebrates various forms of decorative art, functional sculpture, and extraordinary furniture. It exists digitally on Instagram and transiently within the walls of abandoned buildings in Montreal for its exhibitions.
Combining artisanal design, Quebecois contemporary art, and found objects, Bruises explores the timeless nature of its works against a backdrop of romanticism.
Bruises Gallery recently showed in London at Frieze No. 9 Cork Street, bringing together works of Quebecois artists Trevor Bourke, Bernard Trahan, and Sylvie Cauchon.
Photo : Samuel Pasquier
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