HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

DELPHINE KIM THÉRIAULT DE CARRUFEL | LAST LOVERS | MIXED MEDIA | 20 X 20 X 28 INCHES | 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

ANGEL EZEKIEL LOPEZ HERRERA | RENCONTRE ÉPHÉMÈRE AVEC LA CLIENTÈLE | INSTALLATION WITH INK ON PAPER | 72 X 55 INCHES | 2015-2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

DELPHINE KIM THÉRIAULT DE CARRUFEL | LAST LOVERS | MIXED MEDIA | 20 X 20 X 28 INCHES | 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MICHAËLLE SERGILE | PUTRÉFACTION | PLASTER AND FUNGUS | 20 X 15 X 30 INCHES | 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MY-VAN DAM | PAINTNG WITH MY BODY | VIDEO PERFORMANCE | 19:05 MINUTES | EDITION OF 5 | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MY-VAN DAM | RESULT OF MY BODY EXPRESSION | ACRYLIC | 54 X 44,5 INCHES | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MARIE ARCHAMBAULT | TOMBÉ DANS L'OUBLI | TIN | 8 X 5 X 3 INCHES | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MY-VAN DAM | L'OMBRE ET LA LUMIÈRE #1 | DIGITAL PRINT | 36 X 24 INCHES | EDITION OF 5 | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MY-VAN DAM | L'OMBRE ET LA LUMIÈRE #2 | DIGITAL PRINT | 24 X 36 INCHES | EDITION OF 5 | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MY-VAN DAM | L'OMBRE ET LA LUMIÈRE #3 | DIGITAL PRINT | 24 X 36 INCHES | EDITION OF 5 | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MICHAËLLE SERGILE | DÉCOMPOSITION SOUS L'EAU | PLASTER | 26 X 30 X 24 INCHES | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MARIE ARCHAMBAULT | BEAUTÉ MACABRE | PLASTER AND NYLON | 130 X 48 X 4 INCHES | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

DELPHINE KIM THÉRIAULT DE CARRUFEL | SYRIA RUINS | OIL AND DIGITAL PRINT ON CANVAS | 40 X 48 INCHES | 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

HUMAN AFTER ALL | ESSENTIEL PROJECT SERIES: 008 | INSTALLATION VIEW | PATRICK MIKHAIL | MONTREAL | 2017 | PHOTO: CAROLINE CLOUTIER

MICHAËLLE SERGILE | DÉCOMPOSITION SOUS TERRE | PLASTER, ROPE, TOW | 26 X 30 X 24 INCHES | 2016

HUMAN AFTER ALL - ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES: 008

May 20 – June 3, 2017

PATRICK MIKHAIL IN MONTREAL PRESENTS “HUMAN AFTER ALL” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY FIVE EMERGING MONTREAL ARTISTS—PART OF THE GALLERY’S ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES
 
 
HUMAN AFTER ALL

ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES: 008



MARIE ARCHAMBAULT
DELPHINE KIM CARRUFEL
MY-VAN DAM
GALEN EVI 
MICHAËLLE SERGILE



MONTREAL

MAY 20 TO JUNE 3, 2017

 
 
ARTIST RECEPTION:

SATURDAY, MAY 20

2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.
 
 

 

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY in Montréal is pleased to present HUMAN AFTER ALL
an exhibition of new works featuring five emerging Montréal artists coming together to
investigate the physical and psychological impact of the human imprint.  The exhibition
marks the latest installment in the ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES, and is part of
the gallery’s commitment to providing young, emerging artists with a platform to ignite
and advance their professional practices.
 
The five artists in Human After All—MARIE ARCHAMBAULT, DELPHINE KIM CARRUFEL,
MY-VAM DAM, GALEN EVI, and MICHAËLLE SERGILE—have developed a site-specific
installation that investigates the evolution of the traces that each human leaves behind in
their journey. The exhibition questions the impact of the constant transformations of the
human footprint, as well as the repercussions on an individual’s memory. 

Moving from sculpture to photography, from video performance to drawings to painting,
Human After All suggests a hybrid exhibition where several mediums interact.  Human
portraits stuffed with prescribed medicines, decaying bodies, a tin face crushed by
human statues, a video performance giving way to the artist's imprint, portraits of
passers-by met by chance and disappearing for a moment, as well as plaster bodies
pierced with pikes. The exhibition presents a selection of works that interact with each
other and communicate on an intellectual and aesthetic level.
 
By staging the beauty of the human body in an environment that is both dreamlike and
macabre, Marie Archambault proposes three-dimensional works that hover between
the real and the imaginary. Delphine Kim Carrufel presents two sculptural portraits in
which she questions the value of a person’s existence, and our perception of what it
is to be human. Employing photography and video, My-Van Dam proposes two ways
to illustrate the presence of an individual—through memory and through the trace of
a human passage, marked by the imprints of the body. Galen Evi investigates ephemeral
encounters between the subject and artist—and considers not only the interaction
between two individuals, but also between long- and short-term memory. The sculptures
of Michaëlle Sergile suggest the idea of a physical degradation of an individual, while
questioning the inheritance that it potentially leaves behind.