The two-person exhibition Butcher’s Hook featuring the work of Jesse Hazelip and Jon Todd opens tonight, June 8, 2013 at Yves Laroche in Montreal, Quebec. Todd will be showing new expressionistic-like portrait paintings, while Hazelip’s work is ballpoint pen drawings and mixed media. Each have a very different esthetic but both share a common ground in focusing on suppressed and marginalized members of society. Tattoos will be represented in both artists work, Hazelip’s referencing prisons and locations where inmates are incarcerated in poor conditions, while Todd finds interest in the code and the ability of communication through tattoos.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 2-5 p.m.
Yves Laroche Gallery