Having solidified themselves as a Montreal landmark for some of the city’s best graffiti and street art, Station 16 located is launching a new initiative to showcase its artists on the street. Le Mini is a new installation project that invites artists to envision their own unique space and display it on the very space that has made Station 16 the essential street art gallery.
This new project was put forth in order to reach more artists within the Montreal street art scene and involve them in the gallery space without removing the fundamental aspect of accessibility.
Station 16 is Montreal’s official gallery of Mural Festival that takes place every summer, showcasing the talents of both local and international street artists. This creative energy that has established Station 16 as Montreal’s foremost street art gallery will continue to bring art to the public and focus on artist’s visibility within the community.
Le Mini will change every sixty days and is currently being headlined by Gilf!, a conceptual artist hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Gilf!’s THRIVE utilizes her signature style of optical illusions and dramatic use of space in order to draw the eye around whatever canvas she’s using.
Gilf!’s mural will be up until mid September, followed up by Joe Iurato who will also be represented by Station 16 in a solo exhibition at the same time. Other artists on the roster include XRAY, Stikki Peaches, Warhead, and Whatisadam.
If you’re around St Laurent, be sure to stop by and check out all the gorgeous work Station 16 is displaying, and if you’re an artist who has an idea to propose to Station 16, submit your proposal firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Station 16.
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