trou de ver // wormhole


curated by:
Jennifer Hamilton

including works by:
Mary Lou Freel
Mike Patten
Chrissy Cheung
Ben Williamson
Madeline Richards
Kara Williams
Bettina Forget
Ann Hadley-Lasusa
Gavin Sewell
Dewey Guyen
Chris Dyer
Heidi Daehler
Wah Wing Chan
Amy Vickberg
and more!!

Show runs September 8-29
Vernissage September 8, 3-5pm
Open Saturdays 12-5 and by appointment.

Espace 532 YMUNO at the Belgo – 372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC H3B 1A2

image: “The Wishing Heart”, Copper and Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 56″ x 56″ 

les papillons imaginaires

You know the moment when you connect with another and you feel…?


“Papillons de sagesse”

20” x 30”

Acrylique et encre sur papier



Les Papillons Imaginaires | Imaginary Butterflies, a show of paintings and drawings at Galerie d’art Monfort in the Monfort Pavillion opens this Saturday, August 4, with a vernissage from 2-4pm.



OPENING! The Painter 8 Arts Society will be presenting ‘Whisper’ at the ModArt Gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami starting on July 21. This very special presentation of paintings looks at many aspects and experiences of mental health to raise awareness and, I hope, will ignite the fires of compassion so that the world can be a more tolerant and loving place. If you would like to attend the opening, RSVP.


“Shantih Shantih Shantih”

Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

24″ x 60″



OPENING! Thursday April 5 @7pm SLIVER, an exhibit of paintings by the PAINTER8 art collective, curated by contact c which includes “fields of enchantment” a new, hinged & vibrant acrylic on canvas diptych at the Charles Clark Gallery in Vancouver. Show runs til April 30th!

“fields of enchantment” Acrylic on Canvas by Jennifer Hamilton 2018


the elements

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Painted Live in 2013 during the exuberant and cathartic dance events called Flow, the elements of earth, air, fire and water are now gracing the walls of Poeme, a very special store in the Mile End. Yay!

When Souls Meet

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The United Theological College presents


Mystical Landscape Paintings by Jennifer Hamilton

“When Souls Meet” brings together a collection of UTC community member Jennifer Hamilton’s paintings. Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s channeled spiritualist paintings at the very beginning of abstraction, Jennifer chose the palette and metaphor of black & white & rainbows, alternating between geometric and totally abstract forms. Some of the pieces were responses to music, some were illustrations of emotional events and others came out of meditations and dreams. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Extended: The show now runs til February 22, 2018!


The United Theological College
3521 University Street
Montreal, QC
H3A 2A9


chrysalis // blooming

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If you’d really like to get to know yourself, spend a winter in the woods alone. You may discover your inner monsters and your strength. You may start moonlighting as a barmaid. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ may trickle from your lips and fingertips as you spend dark hours at the piano. You may be astonished by the melting snow come springtime and realize that the winter was just crystallizing everything that needed to be liquified.

image: ‘Chrysalis’, acrylic and ink on canvas, 30″ x 36″

black & white & rainbows


For the past year I’ve been hiding in the forest north of Montreal painting my brains out. Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s channeled spiritualist paintings at the very beginning of abstraction, I chose the palette and metaphor of black & white & rainbows. I went back and forth between geometric and totally abstract forms. Some of the pieces were responses to music, some were illustrations of emotional events and others came out of meditation and dreams. And so a strange field of visions was planted, many of which I am still trying to figure out! See the full series here.

all the king’s men

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Last weekend I installed this twenty seven feet long lightbox installation at a private residence in Prince Edward County. Each letter was hand-drawn, photographed and printed using commercial processes, face-mounted onto plexiglass and then affixed into LED backlit frames. The result is a presentation of the Latin palindrome “in girum imus note et consumimur igni” which means, ‘we gather in a circle by night and are consumed by fire.’ The installation, in a house created out of two barns, is integrated onto a beam that runs the width of the room, located two storeys up. The title is in reference to Humpty Dumpty’s speech in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ where he explains the jabberwocky poem to Alice. One of the words in that poem is ‘gyre’ which shares its root with the latin ‘girum’ and is the hint to the traditional answer to the riddle, namely moths gather to a flame and are consumed. However, my answer to the riddle is that we all will be consumed in our own way and so will the characters we create. I choose ‘all the king’s men’ as my answer for they are just as ephemeral as Humpty Dumpty. As Humpty says “When I use a word…it means just what I choose it to mean – nothing more, nothing less.”