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La Petite Mort Gallery

As contemporary art and industrial design have come to occupy an increasingly larger space in the consciousness of today's consumers, the line between "design" and "art" continues to blur, even at times to disappear. Consequently, La Petite Mort has created a new space dedicated to exploring this shifting, evolving dialogue. The new gallery will present work which bridges these two disciplines, fusing craft and production, art and design, outsider and mainstream, designer and producer. This is an approach which we've followed from the early days of being artists and designers, and we are now positioned to pursue it in a much more focused way.

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada
Address:
306 Cumberland Street
K1N 7H9
Phone: 1.613.860.1555
Website: www.lapetitemortgallery.com


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Current Exhibitions




One Month Exhibit / CAPTAIN BLACK by HAYDEN MENZIES: New Paintings
April 4 - 27, 2008 / Vernissage Friday, April 4 / 7 - 10pm
Tunes by dj Christopher Jabbour / Proudly sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM

Menzies use of media and his unrestrained freedom in the execution of his work produce a darker adult version of the raw, childlike ingenuity that will very soon litter your walkways. However, don't let this tame, pedestrian image fool you. The chalky popsicle- oranges, fire engine-reds and kool-aid blues assault the canvas to create a zoo of distorted creatures. From the Beatlejuice-like limbs crisscrossing the canvas to the giant bumble bee torsos that sprout six human arms and primitive masked heads; Menzies creates a dark but playful fantasy land.
Don't miss your opportunity to come play where the wild things are at La Petite Mort.Written by Diana Merta Artist Statement:"This new work is an evolution of past work. It maintains both dark, and playful elements that can be seen in past works, through use of color, texture and themes.
However, these pieces show a new deliberately bold appeal to them through the use of heavy line ... [ Read all ]


Forthcoming Exhibitions

Hollywood in Cambodia, Stencil Art Group Exhibit


April 25 - May 4
Hollywood in Cambodia, Stencil Art Group Exhibit
Vernissage Friday, April 25 / 7 - 10pm

Wandering the neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires in 2006, which some call the Paris of South America; we were amidst grand buildings, lush parks and plazas overflowing with Portenos at sidewalk cafes. Oddly, our mirth always seemed to divert, not to these symbols but rather to the pervasive urban art of the city: stencils. Our camera began to fill not with the elegance of Buenos Aires but rather with the passion of the stencil.
Stenciling seems to be synonymous with Buenos Aires. This explosion of graffiti art began in early 2000. Politics and the economy were in upheaval. Yet this expression of art operated from a very democratic platform. Anyone can do it. We may usually associate art with a moneyed class. This is not the case with stencils.
Upon our return to Buenos Aires in 2007, we knew that we had to seek out Post Bar located in the neighbourhood of Palermo Soho. Its walls are lined with over 1600 stencils. The proprietor of Post Bar, Pablo, welcomed us with open arm... [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

PHOTOGRAPHS by Jules de Niverville, entitled LUCKY NUMBERS
FEBRUARY 1 - March 2, 2008
Vernissage Friday February 1, 2008 / 7-10pm / Tunes by dj Christopher Jabbour
Proudly sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM

I have heard that La Petite Mort Gallery is notorious for showing sexual content and pushing the boundaries. However, my prerogative has always been to show the real, the true and the raw. This exhibition by my good friend, Jules de Niverville is one that stays true to the criteria for all my exhibitions. Jules’ photographs hold a special significance and document an important period in my life. A period that was frenzied, one of kaleidoscopic colours and sounds; it was a period of the night and the beauty that it inspires. I met Jules in the nineties and fell in love with his photography. At this point in my life, I had moved to New York and invited Jules along for the ride. Jules was set up with all the necessities and set about chronicling the big apple-an apple that would prove to be juicy fodder for a canon of sensual works. The show comprises a series of diptychs vivid in colour and ripe in their humanity. The images of thes... [ Read all ]


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Submission Policy

THE AGREEMENT: La Petite Mort Gallery offers the artist a one-year membership agreement, inclusion in the LPM collection of artworks for sale, and the possibility of a 24 hour exhibit entitled “One Night Stands”, an agreed upon number of pieces stored at LPM for the duration of the agreement and would be available for sale to any visitors to LPM at a price determined by the artist and LPM. Artwork in the main gallery MUST be rotated on regular intervals. The gallery does not restrict the artist in showing and/or selling at other galleries/venues, hence we do not ask for exclusivity. LPM earns a 40% commission on sales & artists pays a yearly fee to LPM in the amount of $300.


Press Links

VIDEO
Rogers Television Festival_X / September 2007 (French) (WMV)
TFO Interview, Jan 11, 2007 (MP4)
Panorama / TV Ontario / "L'art shock a Ottawa", April 4, 2007 (MP4)

RADIO
CKCU Interview with Susan Johnston / With Guy Berube : "Lucky Numbers" by Jules de Niverville / Feb 1, 2008 (MP3)
CKCU Interview with Susan Johnston / "Lucky Numbers" Photographs by Jules de Niverville / Feb 1, 2008 (MP3)
CKCU Interview with Susan Johnston / "User" Exhibit / Tony Fouhse / November 2007 (MP3)
CBC interview with Adrian Harewood / "Battle of the Sexes " / Jan 7, 2008 (REAL AUDIO)
CBC Interview with Adrian Harewood / "Roadkill Photos" by Lynne Anderson / Oct 26, 2007 (REAL AUDIO)
CBC Interview with Hallie Cotnam / "Transgendered Men" Photographs by Lynne Anderson / Oct 19, 2007 (REAL AUDIO)
CKCU Interview with Susan Johnston / "Men" Exhibit / Part 1 / Sept 2007 (MP3)
CKCU Interview with Susan Johnston / "Men" Exhibit / Part 2 / Sept 2007 (MP3)
CKCU Special Blend interview w/ Susan Johnston / "Judith Wambera Dolls" / Aug 24.07 (MP3)
CBC Interview with Sarah Boothroyd / "Outsider Art" / July 19, 2007 (MP3)
CBC interview with Dipna Ho... [ Read all ]


Contact-Directors/Staff

Guy Berube, director
Daniel Delisle, gopher boy, assistant, breeder


Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday
11am to 6pm daily
Closed Monday & Tuesday