SEAN MONTGOMERY | THE WAY OF THE LEAF
January 16 – February 23 2019
Opening with the artist, Saturday January 19, 4:30-7:30pm
We are thrilled to present The Way of The Leaf, the fifth solo exhibition by Sean Montgomery with the gallery. The artist has recently returned to Montreal after living for more than 8 years in the United States.
The Way of the Leaf takes its title from the life philosophy of a group of nomadic pacifists from The Wheel of Time, a popular fantasy series by Robert Jordan. This social and political system has piqued Montgomery’s curiosity, especially during his decade living abroad. The Way of the Leaf presents a selection of Montgomery’s characteristic small-scale acrylic paintings produced in 2018 while the artist was living in rural Pennsylvania.
Just as the leaf floats on the winds that carry it, wherever that may lead, the artist-nomad drifts across time and space, pulling disparate places and influences into a fertile ground of inspiration. Montgomery invites audiences of his work to move like the leaf, making sense of the work in a fluid and personal way. He invites a conception of interpretive flexibility into the work, allowing viewers to build connections and narratives of the paintings as they wish.