September 10–October 8, 2016
Art Mûr Leipzig
Spinnereistraße 7. Halle 4b
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm
Art Mûr is pleased to announce the inauguration of Art Mûr Leipzig, a new satellite space in the Spinnerei, a cultural complex in Leipzig, Germany, and Cal lane’s debut European solo exhibition. This exciting venture marks the 20th anniversary of the gallery and it makes it among the first Canadian galleries to open a space abroad.
Cal Lane is an internationally acclaimed sculptor known for turning ordinary objects into lacy artworks. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master degree in Fine Arts in sculpture from State University of New York. To date, her pieces stand alone in capturing a delicacy and intricacy quite apart from her closest contemporaries. Lane’s tapestries, cut into harsh and often preternaturally large steel and iron structures, are sensual, alluring and deeply effeminate. Having spent much of her early life in her mother’s hair salon in Vancouver Island, Lane soon became interested in exploring gender roles and conceptual art. Lane’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France and the USA. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of Mudam Luxembourg, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York).
Leipzig is a dynamic city known for its wonderful art scene. Rents are lower than in the German capital, which drew a lot of artists and galleries in the last 15 years. Art Mûr recognizes itself in the cultural effervescence of this city and embarks with optimism in this new venture. More than 125 years ago, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei Aktiengesellschaft bought a plot of around ten hectares on the western outskirts of Leipzig. By 1907, it had become the biggest cotton-spinning mill in continental Europe. This fascinating factory town, including workers’ homes, allotment gardens as well as the factory kindergarten, has survived intact to this day and has been converted into more than a hundred artist studios as well as 14 galleries and exhibition spaces.
About Art Mûr
Established in 1996, Art Mûr has evolved into one of the largest private contemporary art galleries in Canada. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists with practices ranging from painting and sculpture to new media and performance art. Well-known for its dynamic programming, which includes both solo and thematic group exhibitions, Art Mûr plays an important role in the diffusion of contemporary art in Montreal. It is a cultural hot spot where collectors, curators, artists and clients coalesce.
Art Mûr represents over 30 artists collected by numerous museums throughout North America and Europe and who have participated to events as important as the Venice Biennale, the Prague Biennial and the Sharjah Biennial and have won prizes as prestigious as the General Governor’s award, the Borduas Prize and many others. Art Mûr also initiates regular collaborations with young independent curators, curators and directors of various Canadian museums.