Thursday, October 29, 2009

James Kochalka - Little Paintings

Galerie Monastiraki
is pleased to present
an exhibition of new works by international comic artist
James Kochalka

Little Paintings
November 6 - December 4, 2009

Vernissage and live music performance :
Friday November 6, 2009
7-10 pm

James Kochalka, of Burlington VT has a large cult following for his idiosyncratic comics and graphic novels as well as for his quirky, dynamic music. His comics have been nominated for multiple prestigious awards, winning the Ignatz four times and the Harvey once. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited around the world. His books include American Elf, Monkey Vs. Robot, and the children's series Johnny Boo. Also a rock and roll star, his most recent album, Digital Elf, was recorded in the 8bit music style using a GameBoy Advance. He will be performing songs from the album at the exhibit.

This is an exhibit of very little paintings... all are 2 x 2 inches in size... of cats and aliens and strange little creatures. It's the tender kind of cute, never the cloying kind. There's a depth of humanity to the creatures. Cute, but with soul.

"The reason I paint small, inexpensive paintings is because I believe very strongly that everyone needs real art in their homes. Most of my buyers are young people without a lot of money, and this is the very start of their art collections. I'm proud of that."

Limited edition silkscreen prints will also be available..

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day Of The Dead - Dia De Muertos

We are honoured to have artist Flavia Hevia erect her annual Dia de Muertos altar here on our premises, festooned with offerings for those who have passed on.
Drop by, have some hot chocolate and bread, remember your dearly departed by placing a photo of them on the altar along with a bit of their favorite thing and mingle amongst fellow revellers.

Sunday, Nov. 1st, 3-6 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


SATAN IS WASTED, Performed by Alien Lentil, is a futuristic hallowe'en ritual. In the far future, hallowe'en will be planet earth's only holiday. Satan is wasted, old and doomed to eternal emptiness. Stripped of all his glorious powers, exposing his true weakness, Satan wants to die.
Alien Lentil travels back to the here and now bearing gifts from the future, to bless you with multi-coloured holy water and most of all, to ridicule all your demons.
"Satan is wasted, locked in with a crying christ-likable. Do it, do it to him."
CD's of the music performed by Allan Lento, can be purchased at the show.
Also be the first to buy his highly anticipated and hilarious "When i was a goth" pocket comic book for only 2 bucks!

Sunday, October 25, 2009
3:00pm - 3:45pm

here are some pics from this event courtesy of Sandra Lynn Bélanger