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Mystery Art Shopping

I have been in the realm of retail for nearly 15 years, as a sales associate, store manager, buyer, and wholesaler. I also had the luxury of reinforcing  my professional experience with graduate-level business studies at a premier university thanks to my province’s socialized education system. I completed some fine arts courses during my undergrad, I paint, and I try to be involved in the local art scene. My focus here is the point where the art and business worlds intersect at the art gallery.  Continue reading

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Galerie de Bellefeuille – The Luxury Dealership

I was struck by the impressive façade, well-kept and elegant, although outside of my usual preference for older stone or less old brutalist concrete, this building struck a special chord reminding me of the Ghostbusters’ firehouse. Walking up the brief staircase, under the archway, between two tremendous but neutral paintings, I understood I was entering an institution.  Continue reading

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Han Art – Dinner with the Chef

On an unassuming strip in lower-Westmount, next to a dry-cleaner, I walked into Han Art. The newly renovated, street-level façade was an appropriate space for a luxury retailer or trendy cafe. The contemporary black-clad iron pleasantly contrasted the ornate stone pillars, which seems to have inspired the curation of artwork in the window display – a hyper realistic indigenous figure accompanying a colourful abstraction.  Continue reading

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