The exhibition Views of Within: Picturing the Spaces We Inhabit brings together works from the Museum’s collection that, each in their own way, present one or several evocations of interior space. Artists from a range of backgrounds – Sorel Cohen, Pierre Dorion, Natalie Reis, Stan Douglas, Ian Wallace and Oreka James – open the doors to show us different ways it is inhabited and navigated. Depicting the interior as a domestic space, a place for creation, for reflection, for privacy, for healing, these works can be interpreted in many ways and draw us into a collective dream.
“Interior”: whether as noun or adjective, the word defines a space contained within limits, within boundaries. It carries numerous meanings and nuances in its applications in home life, imprisonment, feminism, the spiritual dimension, politics and other areas.
June 1, 2022 – July 2, 2023.
An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It is curated by eunice bélidor, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art (1945 to Today), MMFA.
Photo: Paul André (1933-1983), Moving Day, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 86.4 x 66 cm. MMFA, gift of Mrs. Mathilde van de Pas de Goldis, Baroness Eszenaysi. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière.