On Thursday February 16th, Station 16 welcomed art-enthusiasts to get a first look at the latest works by the Montreal-born artist, Eric Clement. The exhibit was blend of modern references with a ’60s pop art aesthetic, displayed paintings, curios and T-shirts. True to their claim, they were small great things. The one-of-a-kind 33 canvases (many of which were already sold) and one T-shirt were rich in satire, apathy and political references, catering to the millennial generation.
While the paintings were small, the crowd was sizable and included one very special guest – his mum! The artist who currently resides in Toronto, is a native Montrealer who grew up in the 514. When asked about what motivated his creativity for this show it was simple: “the paintings are all deep mystical soul searching explorations on the human condition and our place in the universe.”
Given the current state of affairs, (sm)all good things served as the perfect pick-me-up. Of course, the wine didn’t hurt either.
It wasn’t hard to notice that many of the pieces were all red-stickered (sold), so we inquired as to whether or not Eric had any plans to create more upon demand and how we could procure one (or many!!) of the already-sold pieces. He said he could, but he never makes two of the same. Should anyone wish to procure one of the sold pieces, Eric mentioned that he can re-create it with modifications (i.e., change the font).
Eric Clement is best known for his meticulous brushwork and sense of humor, working both on mural-sized artwork and miniature pieces on panel. This is his first solo exhibition.
Clement’s work will be on display until March 4th 2017 at Station 16 Gallery.
Eric Clement at Station 16 Gallery
Where: 3523 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T6
Metro: St-Laurent or Sherbrooke