East Wing represented artists Christto & Andrew
are featured in the 4th edition of MontrealGallery Blanc
's group presentation titled ,"Village Motel". Curated and designed by Galerie Blanc co-founder, Alexandre Berthiaume, the exhibition includes additional works by Noah Kalina (USA), Genevieve Gaignard (USA), Elise Mesner (USA) , & Maya Fuhr (Canadian). The exhibition is an exciting outdoor design concept created to be accessible at all times, with exhibitions lasting for approximately 12 months. The minimal design of this presentation made up of a collection of light boxes and some 3 D works brings the museum outside in an attempt to disrupt the surrounding urban space.
The artists in Village Motel all use aspects of Surrealism and human reflection in their work, each takes a particular critical look at the past sixty years of popular culture; employing clichés of the past to express current experiences, questioning notions of beauty through distortion and exaggeration of its norms.Christto & Andrew( Christian Sánchez Díaz, 1985 and Andrew Jay Weir, 1987 )
are an artistic duo based in Doha, Qatar and Copenhagen, Denmark. Their collaboration began in 2012 and working across various mediums including photography, installation and film. Their work exposes the effects of structures in history, politics, the economy, popular culture and rigid societal normalities they experience in everyday life using colour and surreal still life portraits. Christto & Andrew first gained international acclaim with their inclusion of the 2014 Foam Magazine
"Talent Issue" and have since exhibited in solo exhibitions, group shows, biennials and art fairs worldwide, including the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
(2015), Unseen Photo Fair
, Amsterdam (2016), NRW - Forum Düsseldorf
(2017) and have been included in publications such as The New Yorker,Vogue Italia, Dazed
magazine and the British Journal of Photography.
Christto & Andrew had their international debut at Unseen Amsterdam in 2015 with East Wing in their presentation of "Glory of the Artifice".