May 15, 2015 - Page 53


The everyday urban landscape through the eyes of an artist

Montréal based Dutch artist Denise Buisman Pilger offers a unique view of the mundane urban landscape in 'Viewfinder', a 2 week solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery (278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe Claire.) This exhibition features the artists' most recent works, in which she explores forgotten and ignored urban elements combined with extraordinary sprawling cityscapes.  

The exhibition runs from May 29 to June 11, with a vernissage on Friday, May 29, 7pm – 10pm.

As a frequent traveler, Denise Buisman Pilger, continues to be inspired by the urban landscape and, in particular, the small everyday items that that we pass by everyday without noticing. "I am fascinated by things like fire hydrants and pay phones, we pass them every day on the street but we never really take the time to 'look' at them, I like to take those 'forgotten' items and put them center stage" says the artist about her most recent body of work.

"We so often complain about our cities being old and dirty and we forget about the beauty that can be found there. 'Viewfinder' will give people the opportunity to see the city through my eyes, there will be forgotten relics of the old days, silent heroes and elaborate cityscapes all telling a story."

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Denise has a Bachelors Degree in Illustration from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in -Rotterdam. Exhibiting and selling her work prolifically in North America and Europe, she has proudly exhibited her work at the 2011 Salon de la Société nationale des beaux-arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the Ward-Nasse Gallery in Soho, New York City and Love Art Toronto. 

Having spent most of her time in the studio these past two years, the artist is looking forward to finally sharing the views she has found there. The public is invited to come explore sprawling cityscapes and forgotten urban elements at Viva Vida Art Gallery, where some new views are waiting to be found.


Viva Vida Art Gallery, 278-2
Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.
May 29 - June 11, 2015

Monday: by appointment only
Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
(open to the public)

Vernissage: May 29, 2015: 7pm - 10pm  
(open to the public) 

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