Luke Painter x Canadian Art + Papier 14

There’s lots of great art to see this weekend at Papier14, Montreal’s works-on-paper fair. But here is what stood out most to associate editor David Balzer and online editor Leah Sandals at Thursday’s fair preview.


Luke Painter at Le Gallery’s Booth

Bring the noise! The visual noise, that is, in Luke Painter’s mirthful, raucous ink-on-paper drawings. In them, decorative patterns from various eras run wild over interiors that are somehow also exteriors. Has Painter been spending too much time trolling the fabric stores of Queen West, where buckets overflow with patterns of every geographic tradition and colour wheel combination? Has he been hanging out in the aisles of Value Village, sketching all manner and hue of discarded ceramic vase? Whatever he’s doing, it’s working for him.—LS

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