Dréa was born in 1986 and lives in Vieux-Rosemont neighbourhood in Montréal City. Her academic career vacillates between the Arts and Archives. The fruit of this work is a combination of these two passions. The archives are the basis of her works, her main source of inspiration. With the collage, she builds new links to make the fragments of the cut images speak.
Over the years, Dréa has made herself known through her many exhibitions in Quebec’s micro-breweries and cafés such as Vice &Versa, Café Maelstrom, NYKS, 507, etc. She has a desire to make discover the world of the Arts to the public by exhibiting in these accessible places. After an Art residency in Peru, Dréa developed an interest in handmade plants paper. She began to manufacture and amalgamate papers with these works, which allowed her to enrich her plastic language and to seek freedom in the gesture as well as in the messages of her works. Thanks to a grant from Premiere Ovation, she developed a collection of original collages in which painting, drawing, archival documents, and handmade paper mingle.Her original collages have been exhibited in several art galleries such as La Galerie Berthelet, Les Trafiquants d’Art, 2112 and the Penticton Art Gallery.
About our cover image:
“She’s not like that.” by Martine Mooijenkind
Martine Mooijenkind is a self-taught collage artist currently situated in Gouda, The Netherlands. In addition to her profession as a care attendant for the disabled, she practices the art of collage making.
Her works are mostly surreal. By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, she tries to increase the dynamice between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Martine’s works are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand, her works can also appear idiosyncratic and quirky.
About our cover image: “Maps” by Jason R. Montgomery
Jason R. Montgomery, or JRM, is a Chicano/Indigenous Californian writer, painter, and playwright from El Centro, California. In 2016, along with Poet Alexandra Woolner, and illustrator Jen Wagner, JRM founded Attack Bear Press in Easthampton, MA. In 2019, JRM’s art was featured at CreativeArts Workshop in New Haven, CT, and his solo show Aqui Y Alla at the MapSpace Gallery in Easthampton. JRM completed graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Department of Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in Playwriting and Chicano Studies in 2006. JRM’s work for the Coalescence show at Readywipe Gallery is an exploration of the cultural synthesis intrinsic to decolonization. Using found collage and construction materials, he merges Kumeyaay, Chumash, and Chicano designs and aesthetics to explore the history of US colonization, while synthesising a decolonized motif that honors the complicated heritage of the postcolonial subject.
His work can be found at: www.attackbearpress.com
Introducing Harpur Palate‘s first online issueAbout our cover image: “Afternoon of the Faun, Claude Debussy” by Zahava Lupu
Zahava Lupu is a modern abstract and mixed media artist who lives in Israel. A graduate of The Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, and the Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv. Lupu is renowned for her large-size original abstract oil paintings, and her artwork can be found among many famous private and public collections worldwide.