Place Extasia at the Quartier DIX30 welcomes the larger-than-life eggart!
Signaling the return of the beautiful season, Eggspressionist Art, a one-of-a-kind exhibit highlighting the poetry of the shape of the egg, returns to Quartier DIX30 for its 5th edition. Nineteen emerging and established artists nestle throughout Place Extasia at Quartier DIX30, allowing the public to let their imagination run wild. For our newest brood, eight artists were invited to express themselves on this unique medium: Andy Dass, Borrris, David Peyote, Eelise Ndri, MIROV, Nicolas Bertrand, Raphaël Dairon and Zoë Gelfant.
AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED
To capture this uncommon form as an object of urban art, the eight newly invited artists got up close and personal with the egg. Measuring about 90 cm (3 ft) high, the eggs were given to them as a canvas on which to express their vision, methods and techniques. The rule of the art is to exploit the shape of the egg – this “work of nature” – into an object of design.
19 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER
- Aless MC
- Andy Dass
- Bryan Beyung
- David Peyote
- Advantage Ndri
- Edward Kwong
- Farah Allegue
- Louis C. Hébert
- Malcolm Pinnell
- Nicolas Bertrand
- Raphaël Dairon
- Steven Spazuk
- Zoe Gelfant – Md.
*Artists’ biographies: www. eggspressionistart.com
A MILLENNIAL AND UNIVERSAL INSPIRATION
Following the continuation of a tradition having crossed the ages and cultures, Eggspressionist Art is a nod to the ritual of painting eggs, practised for generations around the world as a symbol of rebirth and new life. The practice of decorating eggs goes back 60,000 years in Africa. The oldest discovered examples from Persian and Egyptian cultures are over 5,000 years old while the Pysanka tradition in Europe dates back at least 1,100 years. Many of these traditions are alive and well today, as evidenced by the Ukrainian Easter Egg Festival in Lviv, the Nowruz Egg Festival in Tehran, the Eurasian Garden Spirits in Japan and The Big Egg Hunt in London, New York and Dublin.
AN EXHIBITION NESTLED IN THREE CITIES
For the first time, Eggspressionist Art chooses to land simultaneously at Place Extasia at the Quartier DIX30, in Quebec City and in Outaouais. It’s a discovery of 12 eggworks at the Galeries de la Capitale and Les Promenades Gatineau, of which for each city, two of the artworks are from invited artists. In Montreal, it’s an open air exhibition of 20 eggworks located at Place Extasia at the Quartier, including a brood of eight new artists.