Montreal-based Dutch artist Denise Buisman Pilger will present her unique view of the familiar urban landscape in not one, but two upcoming solo exhibitions. From Nov. 23, 2016 to Jan. 11, 2017 her work will hopefully bring colour and joy to the people visiting the newly renovated cafeteria of the men’s pavilion of the Mission Old Brewery. A vernissage takes place on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

And from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9, Buisman Pilger will present her most recent works at Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire, with a vernissage on Friday, Nov. 25 fro 7 to 10 p.m. Both exhibitions are curated by gallery director/curator Nedia El Khouri.

The Old Brewery Mission recently renovated and reopened the cafeteria of the men’s pavilion, creating Galerie Carlos, a space where rotating exhibitions will give their clients a chance to enjoy art they wouldn’t normally have access to. “We have selected works specifically to open opportunities to explore urban stories of the near and far, Montreal and abroad,” said Buisman Pilger.

Working together since 2010 Storyscpaes will be Buisman Pilger’s fourth solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery. As a frequent traveller, Buisman Pilger continues to be inspired by the urban landscape and the people that populate it.

“I love to observe city life — all the cars and people rushing by — I always like to imagine where all those people are going and what their lives are like,” she added.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Buisman Pilger has a Bachelors Degree in Illustration from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. She has exhibited her work at the 2011 Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the Artist Project and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Her work can be found in galleries in Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto.

“I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to share my work with such a diverse audience. I hope everyone will join us at the vernissages to explore colourful landmarks and story filled cityscapes at Galerie Carlos and Viva Vida Art Gallery.”

Galerie Carlos in the Old Brewery Mission is located at 904 St. Laurent Blvd. in Montreal. Open to the public. For info visit

Viva Vida art Gallery is located at 278-2 Lakeshore Road in Pointe-Claire. Open Mon. by appointment only and open to the public Tues. to Thurs.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun 12 to 5 p.m. Visit

— A. Bonaparte

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