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lost and found, 2008 Paintings Photographed and Left in Public © Rob Bos
lost and found thoughts

Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine Street West
space 421
Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2
Canada
June 14th, 2008 - June 23rd, 2008

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http://www.visualvoicegallery.com
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Canada
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+1 (514) 878 3663
OPEN HOURS:  
12 noon - 5 p.m.
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, abstract

DESCRIPTION

ROB BOS

About the exhibition 
Discarded in under-looked places, in a sense these small abstract text paintings give voice to the spaces they interrupt, creating an audience of happenstance viewers that chance upon them. 
Less intimidating to the viewer by being in the everyday environment of the city, without any outside authority to direct their consideration, the connections made by this audience will be based on their individual experiences of finding and questioning why the work was left in its place.

For this exhibition Rob Bos is bringing a commercial element into the project.  For the exhibits duration he will be discarding paintings and selling the documentation photographs.  This is conceived as a quirky way to use the commercial market system by selling the photographs of original works which were then left to the elements.

MIKE PATTEN

About the exhibition
The sculptures in Mike Patten’s exhibition are sombre and reflect the theme of confinement. Using commonly found objects and simple materials, the artist has created a series of sculptures which convey a desire to escape oneself or a situation, all the while knowing that this is impossible.

His latest work evokes wonderment, dreamlike states and the multitude of possibilities that life offers. In a universe originating in childhood, the objects embody tension, censure. There is a void that is unspoken or badly conveyed, a sense of emptiness, otherworldliness that inhabits within all of us, an echo that we cannot quite retrieve.