May 10, 2013
We're excited to announce that starting on Tuesday, May 14 and continuing every Tuesday between 12 noon and 6 pm (until further notice), Galerie CO will host a Pop-Up Shop with ethical florist, Floralia, where you can buy beautiful fresh local flowers. Choose from individual flowers or ready-made bouquets, or talk to Caroline, Floralia's owner, about creating a custom bouquet just for you.
May 4, 2013
Transform your bedroom into a serene wonderland with these striking duvet covers from Denmark's by nord, which are decorated with a high resolution photographic print image of a majestic Nordic animal. Adults can choose between deer, moose, bear and wolf designs. We offer a fawn or a hedgehog in bedding sets for babies. Printed on each pillowcase is a short description of the animal pictured on the coordinating duvet cover.
Made from soft, high-quality, certified organic cotton, these linens, which take their inspiration from the crisp, clear beauty of a Nordic landscape, are timeless in their appeal.
Simplicity, sustainability and quality are the characteristics of by nord's designs:
"At by nord we believe in sustainable design, where beauty and functionality are supported by extended use of organic materials and accountability in production. This is your guarantee for unique design products, which respect the nature that surrounds us." -- by nord
May 2, 2013
We are delighted to present the designs of Sarah Kay and Andrea Stemmer -- Kay + Stemmer -- as part of our SCP Collection at Galerie CO. Both Kay and Stemmer are cabinet makers who have branched out into interior design. Their practical, elegant aesthetic combined with their acute attention to detail comes together in their Agnes collection of shelving. Made from walnut or oak, these sturdy pieces will fit flush up against the wall, while the outer frame gently angles in towards the top. The solid materials, clean lines and rounded edges give this very contemporary collection a retro sensibility.
March 25, 2013
Sophie DeBlois, the founder of Bois Debout, repurposes small pieces of wood scrap into sustainable objects and handsome furniture. Her prism tables are a case in point; their clean lines and careful construction create practical pieces of furniture with a unique appeal and a distinctive and completely contemporary aesthetic. We are very pleased to welcome Sophie and Bois Debout to CO.
March 15, 2013
We are pleased to welcome Dutch designer Foekje Fleur van Duin to CO. Her beautiful series of Flesvazen (or "bottle vases") are colourful porcelain vases molded from real plastic garbage that she salvaged from the Maas River near Rotterdam. Each bottle is hand made to the highest standards and is fully functional. Although first and foremost they are aesthetic objects, van Duin's vases are her personal reaction to the massive quantities of disposable plastic that has accumulated in the planet's oceans and in the North Pacific in particular. This project is her attempt to raise awareness about the growing problem, which poses a serious threat to all of the species with which we share our oceans.
February 21, 2013
A Postcard Project: social networking the old fashioned way
Galerie CO presents a unique and thought-provoking, interactive installation conceived by local artist Sarah Nesbitt. A Postcard Project evokes the history of mail art. It’s an experimental initiative that invites the public to rediscover the joys of social networking "the old fashioned way", using personally designed postcards sent in the mail. Participants will have an opportunity to exercise their creative genius by making unique cards using a variety of media including collage, paint and drawing materials. These cards can then be sent to friends, lovers, colleagues, even arch enemies, rendering them a marker of a shared moment; a time capsule for the recipient’s latent enjoyment. All cards, once completed, will be posted by the artist. The Postcard Project activities begin after 7:00 pm.
Sarah Nesbitt is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Montreal. A graduate of Concordia University’s joint major in Studio Arts/Art History and a fellow of the inaugural Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room Sponsored Residency, Nesbitt enjoys the challenge of finding balance within critical theory and practical application. Her interests cover a broad range including contemplative works which call into question the patterns, desires and habits which drive us every day, interrogating their absurdity through exaggeration and isolation. Working in video, installation, print and sculpture, Nesbitt particularly delights at opportunities to show in alternative exhibition spaces.
Out of the White: oil paintings
In addition, CO welcomes Dagny Bock, who will present her show Out of the White, which includes a collection of paintings ranging from abstract still lives and stylized nature to familiar local landscapes. Each presents a singular subject that evokes a specific response and taken together, the collection takes the viewer on a journey through a full spectrum of emotions from pleasure to angst.
Dagny Bock is an artist who was born in Montreal and continues to live and work in the city that she calls home. Bock trained for five years in Florence, Italy, in design and restoration. She takes her inspiration from her environment (her home and her home town) and her travels, which have taken her throughout the United States, Mexico and through Europe and Asia. Bock’s art reflects her specific emotional responses to her surroundings, whether it is the hedonistic pleasure in their beauty, fleeting moments in nature, or feelings of anxiety or solitude associated with specific objects or landscapes. As she puts it, “I paint because I cannot put into words what I have to express. I can eat a whole bag of jube jubes. Like I do, take a bite of these trees and flowers. I hope you get the same pleasure.”
The Bucky Project: something for the kids
As a special event to encourage children to attend Nuit blanche, Galerie CO will host The “Bucky” Project, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Bucky is a giant-sized trophy head of a deer made out of recycled cardboard. During the early hours of Nuit blanche, participants can let their creative aspirations run wild, embellishing the plain cardboard trophy head to create a unique and wonderful art piece. Once completed, Galerie CO will organize a follow-up event during which the decorated Bucky will be raffled off. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Sun Youth, a Montreal charity that provides support to disadvantaged children and families.
Admission is free.
Hot drinks will be served.
Click here for more information on the activities planned for Nuit blanche à Montréal, presented by Hydro-Québec.
February 11, 2013
With any purchase at CO on Wednesday February 13 and Thursday February 14, you can select a bouquet of 10 tulips for $10.00, while quantities last!
These aren't just ordinary tulips. They're grown with great care on a farm in Prince Edward Island. Raised in energy-efficient greenhouses using straw from the farm, these tulips are lovingly nurtured and are hand-picked, promising an excellent vase life.
You can also reserve a bouquet of tulips (no purchase necessary) that can be collected a Galerie CO (5235 Blvd. St-Laurent) between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 13 and Thursday February 14. Please contact Floralia at 514.260.9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday to place an order. Bouquets are $15.00 (10 stems) and $25.00 (20 stems).
January 31, 2013
Much sought after cotton poplin pillowcases in large Victorian lettering have arrived, and just in time for Valentine's Day. These pillowcases, along with an entire collection of new linens and cushions, are brought to you by London's Lush Designs. The dynamic duo of Maria Livings and Marie Rodgers believe that everyday objects should be beautiful and interesting. We couldn't agree more!
January 23, 2013
For one week, take advantage of extra savings!
10% off everything in the store and an extra 10% off all sale items from January 24 to January 31, inclusive.
For on-line order please use the code: TENMORE.