La Petite Mort Gallery presents Axel Void June 3-26
The gallery’s upcoming exhibition for June is not to be missed. Partially funded by the American Embassy, the exhibit of painted works and graffiti-inspired works by American artist Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) is sure to be another eyebrow-raising hit.
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A highlight of any visit to Ottawa– and a necessity for culture-lovers– Guy Bérubé’s La Petite Mort Gallery is a pivotal art space in Capital and a constant source of scandal.
As a gallerist, Bérubé exhibits work from all over the world, sourcing photography, painting and sculpture from the New York and Berlin avant-garde, as well as hosting memorable One Night Stands, like the one he threw for 2B in April. Recent blockbuster shows have featured photography by Slava Mogutin, Drasko Bogdanovic, Matthew Dayler, and a revolving door of daring works on canvas that you won’t see anywhere else.
The gallery’s upcoming exhibition for June is not to be missed. Partially funded by the American Embassy, the exhibit of painted works and graffiti-inspired works by American artist Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) is sure to be another eyebrow-raising hit. Mediocre features oil paintings that “seriously push some boundaries.” The works in this exhibit are infused with mystery, elevating moments of pleasure, execution and torture to a historic reminiscence of absence (June 3-26).
In between the gallery’s monthly exhibits, La Petite Mort has become famous for throwing One Night Stands, where an artist gets to show their work in a one-night orgy of attention and hobnobbing. Don’t miss André Paquette’s Hotel A-Mused show on May 20, where he’ll show digital photographs of hotel rooms that twist perspective and startle the viewer.
No matter what you’re doing in Ottawa, la Petite Mort Gallery is an essential place to plug into contemporary art and very gay happenings.
La Petite Mort Gallery
306 Cumberland Street