Mark Laliberte: “Cut Program” at Monastiraki

Soldier by Mark Laliberte (2012)

11 April-5 May 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, 11 April, 6-9PM

Collage is a gesture that applies pressure to today’s culture. By taking the formal images of the mainstream world and cutting into them, new versions of possibility take shape. Collage makes tomorrow possible now.

This exhibition offers a “collage view” of several different collage projects Laliberte has created over the years, providing a sutured sampling of paper-based works spanning back to 2000. Whether chaotic, structured, messy or formal, the visual vocabularies on display here offer a surface look at the varied approaches taken in the struggle to organize meaning in a cut/paste world view.

Mark Laliberte is a visual artist, writer, curator, designer and soundmaker with an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited and performed extensively in galleries and festivals across Canada and the USA; he is the managing editor and designer of CAROUSEL. In April he is exhibiting at Monastiraki in Montreal; contributing works to two art auctions in Toronto; completing a new artist book, Angry Black Bang; and participating in Nomadic Noise Residency, the start of a 4-month collaborative project in the wilds of Toronto. More info at

(from the gallery’s press materials)


5478 Saint Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S1
(514) 278-4879

Wednesday, Noon-6PM
Thursday-Friday, Noon-8PM
Saturday-Sunday, Noon-5PM


by Mark Laliberte
Courtesy Mark Laliberte and Monastiraki