Papier Montreal 2018

 

Foire Papier – Papier Art Fair | 19-22 April 2018 | Foire d’art contemporain | Contemporary Art Fair
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Papier 2018 Montreal, Quebec
April 19 – 22 Fazakas Gallery Booth: #B13
Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 William Street, Montreal, QC H3J 1R8

Artists: The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley & Noah Becker), Mark PrestonCharlene Vickers
See full catalogue at Fazakas Gallery here

The Supper Club

Fazakas Gallery will be exhibiting collaborative works on paper by three Canadian artists; Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker. This threesome began collaborating during an evening out at a restaurant on the west coast of Canada.
 
Cook, Yardley, and Becker continue their own art practices, but united for what they call The Supper Club. This social gathering was an effortless way to meet in the evenings after working at separate studios. The drawings began in the midst of a bustling and dimly lit Spanish-themed restaurant, with paper laid out on the table and drawing tools arranged alongside wine glasses and utensils.
 

This convergence occurred several more times; at different restaurants, a private club, and at one of the artist’s home. Each assembly of The Supper Club included the sharing of a meal between friends. The resulting twenty drawings feature spontaneous explosions of playful marks and remarks; the interchange of loops, dashes, ravens, squirrels, faces, clouds, and formline.  

These works on paper have separated themselves by tone and energy unique to each evening – a collection of four drawings per night. A warm summer night elicited colour, clouds, playfulness, pop culture motifs, hallucinations, escape, and dreams – all intermingling like thought bubbles. By contrast, a fall evening generated vertical renderings featuring nature, trees, skulls, growth and earthly elements. 
 
The Supper Club drawings serve as a record of the artists’ friendship, and a diary of the thoughts and emotions at work by their subconscious minds during collaboration. Each artist’s own unique iconography is woven into the paper with surprising and spontaneous new narratives.  What’s most interesting, however, is the how this trio of unstructured and unfettered pen to paper dance steps fuse together to create an troupe of harmonious forms and imagery through cross-cultural exchange.

The Supper Club, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

The Supper Club, 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

 

Philosopher’s Stone 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Philosopher’s Stone 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

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Rouge, 22″ x 30”, Pen, pencil crayon on paper, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker) 2018

The Group of Seven, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Group of Seven, 22″ x 30”, Pen, pencil crayon on paper, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker) 2018

 

Ate, Ate, Ate, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper by The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker)

Ate, Ate, Ate, 22″ x 30” Pen, pencil crayon on paper, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker) 2018

Arc en ciel, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper by The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker)

Arc en ciel, 22″ x 30” Pen, pencil crayon on paper, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker) 2018

 

Conductors, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Conductors, 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

I Love New York, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

I Love New York, 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Big Sky, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Big Sky, 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Ovoids at Midnight, 22" x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Ovoids at Midnight, 22″ x 30” Pen and ink on paper Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2018

Layered World by The Supper Club (Collaborative work by Rande Ola K'alapa, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker) at Foire Papier 2018 // Papier Art Fair 2018 via Fazakas Gallery. April 18-22. 2018 in Montreal. @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley @papier2018 @fazakasgallery #papier2018 #papier #worksonpaper #canadianart #arttoronto #yvrart #yyj #collaboration #northwestcoastart

Layered World by The Supper Club (Collaborative work by Rande Ola K’alapa, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker) at Foire Papier 2018 // Papier Art Fair 2018 via Fazakas Gallery. April 18-22. 2018 in Montreal.

The Supper Club at Hot and Cold Cafe just before dinner! Drawing the next series of works on paper. Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker

The Supper Club at Hot and Cold Cafe just before dinner! Drawing the next series of works on paper. Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker

ARTIST BIOS
RANDE COOK (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Beyond his duties as chief of Vancouver Island’s ’Namgis Nation and his commitments as an in-demand contemporary artist with an international practice, Cook just completed two back-to-back terms as the Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest with the Visual Arts department
 
CAROLLYNE YARDLEY
Carollyne Yardley’s self-coined term ‘Squirrealism’ is used to describe a deep exploration of metamorphosis and identity through her richly detailed neo-classical inspired paintings of masks and hybrid/animal beings.  She was also successful in maintaining her registered trademark Carollyne® after being subjected to an expungement proceeding by a large U.S. toy manufacturer.
 
NOAH BECKER
Noah Becker’s multimedia practice includes writing, publishing, and films, but he is best known for his paintings, which use the idiom of classical portraiture to explore the formal and allegorical possibilities of the human figure. Becker further examines art historical themes and tropes as the Editor-in-Chief of Whitehot Magazine.

The Supper Club worked on more collaborative drawings today. With Noah Becker and Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley for Foire Papier - Papier Art Fair Montreal April 19-22, 2018. Represented by Fazakas Gallery.

The Supper Club worked on more collaborative drawings today. With Noah Becker and Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley for Foire Papier – Papier Art Fair Montreal April 19-22, 2018. Represented by Fazakas Gallery.

The Supper Club at Catalano drawing the first series of works on paper. Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker.

The Supper Club at Catalano drawing the first series of works on paper. Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker.

Collaboration Dinner Drawing, 2017, Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker, Crayon and pen on paper, 36” x 28”, $3,400 framed.

Collaboration Dinner Drawing, 2017, Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker, Crayon and pen on paper, 36” x 28”

Dinner at Rande’s B, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s A, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s B, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s B, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s C, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s C, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s D, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Dinner at Rande’s D, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 22″ x 30″

Red, Black and Blue, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pencil crayon and pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

Red, Black and Blue, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

Dinner at Catalano D, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pencil crayon, crayon, and pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

Dinner at Catalano D, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pencil crayon, crayon, and pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

Dinner at Catalano E, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pencil crayon, crayon, and pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

Dinner at Catalano E, 2017, The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Pencil crayon, crayon, and pen on paper, 30″ x 22″

 

Noah Becker, Carollyne Yardley, Rande Cook. Jan 2018. Photo by Jen Steele Photography.

Noah Becker, Carollyne Yardley, Rande Cook. Jan 2018. Photo by Jen Steele Photography.