GalerieV
5526 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, QC H4A 1W2



Current Show:

Heartwarming Art: a collection to warm your heart and your home
July, 2007


Past Shows:

James Bouthillier
June, 2007

Pelin Canez
May, 2007

Erin Rothstein
April, 2007

Celebrating International Women's Day
March, 2007

Velibor Bozovic
February, 2007

Jesse Allarie
January, 2007

Various Artists
December, 2006

Frederic Smith
November, 2006

Jean Francois Richard
October, 2006

Andrea Kastner
September, 2006

Sharon Sutherland
August, 2006

Melanie Lefebvre
July, 2006

Jessica Alfonso
June, 2006

Galerie V Spring 2006 Exhibit
May, 2006

Fire with Water (SACOMSS)
April, 2006

J.M. Lougheed
March, 2006

Anna Rita Torelli
February, 2006

Brisa Ceccon Rocha
January, 2006

Julian Haber
December, 2005

Bernie Kelly Goulem
November, 2005

Jenny Schädes
October, 2005

Simon Laguë
September, 2005

Stéphanie Bush
August, 2005

Julian Haber
July, 2005

Jean François Richard
June, 2005

Phyllis Mintz
May, 2005

Jesse Allarie
April, 2005

Victoria P Wonnacott
March, 2005

Kevin Nordberg
January, 2005 - February, 2005

Sharon Ramsey
November, 2004 - December, 2004

Jean François Richard
September, 2004 - October, 2004

Scott Macleod
August, 2004



Jessica Alfonso

Bio:

Jessica Alfonso was born a fraternal twin, in 1977 in Montreal, growing up in the Laurentians. The name 'Diaz' is in actuality the true name of her Cuban grandfather (Boulivar Diaz) who, upon fleeing Castro's regime, purchased the papers of a man named Tony Alfonso. The name, 'Studio Diaz' is a tribute to her paternal heritage.

The artist’s creativity was cultivated by her father’s skilled guidance from an early age. She has garnered distinctive artistic awards, winning the Barbara Foreman Art Award in 1987-88, and L.R.H.S art award in 1994. A graduate from Concordia University (2000), and she is also a member of the Concordia Art Collective. Her work can also be found in numerous private collections, across Canada and in Europe.

Read more about the artist on her website: www.studiodiaz.com




P O L Y M Y T H O P O L I S : Jessica Alfonso

A sense of immediacy and emotional resonance are elemental within Jessica’s work. Political and sociological themes are set within an urban context. Potent and unapologetic, she points out, in a didactic sense at times; the modern mythical (un)consciousness. An ethnicity that combines Cuban and Irish heritage contributes to this sensibility of politicizing images, seeking to subvert notions of what is seen and digested in popular culture, with the sacred, prophetically inclined and the numinous. This creates a tension of sorts, as iconic symbols are implemented to question, and seek into narratives that flow within contemporary perception.


Also featuring ‘For The Love Of Watercolours: Franklin Alfonso'

Born in Miami, Frank Alfonso’s artistic talent won him a noteworthy first prize medal for ''Streets of New-York''. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1967, he attended the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School. Later he moved to Lakefield in the Laurentians in 1976, and has been moved by the landscape for his numerous paintings. His work exhibits a zen-like quality; reflective of his nourishing relationship to landscape.

Frank is featured in the new 2006 art collection at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, Qc. He is represented by Arts Morin Heights. His works are also part of private collections in Boston, Toronto and Winnipeg.