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June 2024

Vernissage | The Past Is Before You

Thu June 27 @ 19:00 - 22:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 5220 St. Laurent blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2T 1S1 Canada
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How can exploring a family archive transform our understanding of the collective present? The Past Is Before You by Montreal-born artist Arnie Lipsey explores this question by considering how memories can be examined, reimagined and even uplifted, shedding new light on the artist’s personal history. An exercise in catharsis, Lipsey’s paintings forgo linear time, choosing instead to collapse the past, present, and future. Each work begins with an archival family photograph, and branches out into thematic explorations of war, survival, immigration,…

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