NeoIstoriato WEB

October 26 to December 2, 2018


Québec City, October 16, 2018 – Modern myths and allegories take over Materia from October 26 to December 2, 2018 with the exhibition Neo-Istoriato by Toronto artist Lindsay Montgomery. The opening with the artist in attendance will take place on Friday October 26, 2018 as of 5 p.m., followed the next day by a conference from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

The exhibition Neo-Istoriato features a series of ceramic pieces that revisit Istoriata-ware, a highly popular tradition in Italy in the 16th century that consists of painting narrative scenes with tin oxide on enamel. Most scenes represented here show humans in interaction with supernatural, monstrous, and demonic forces. After consulting archive images from the Pre-Christian and Post-Christian eras, the artist radically diverts visual information to confront, criticize, even mock modern occidental society.

With this exhibition, Materia pursues its mission by exhibiting the work of an emerging Canadian artist and puts forward the importance of supporting research and development of knowledge to achieve his mandate.

About Lindsay Montgomery

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Lindsay Montgomery has exhibited her work in Canada and abroad. The recipient of numerous awards including the Helen Copeland Memorial Award and the Joyce Carlyle Memorial Scholarship in the Crafts Endowment, she lives and works in Toronto and in Montreal. She carried out a creation residency in China in the summer of 2018 and currently teaches at Concordia University.