Montreal, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – Megan Bradley and Antoine Ertaskiran, the directors and owner of Parisian Laundry and Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, respectively, are proud to announce the creation of a new contemporary art gallery in Montréal: Bradley Ertaskiran.
These two experienced gallery directors decided to join forces and combine their shared vision for contemporary art in order to create Bradley Ertaskiran, now positioned to become one of Canada’s top galleries.
“The contemporary art world requires that we are able to renew ourselves, to weather the passing trends and movements. It had become clear that the best way to move forward and increase our presence nationally and internationally was to combine our expertise, values and vision to create a meaningful place for our artists and their work.
– Megan Bradley
Established directors and internationally recognized artists make for a renowned gallery in Montreal
Bradley Ertaskiran will bring together a program of internationally distinguished artists from Quebec, Canada and abroad. The gallery will promote contemporary art through exhibiting the works of its represented artists both locally and in major art fairs in the Americas and Europe.
“Over the past ten years, our two galleries have grown side by side, with the same passion for contemporary art and the same desire to showcase the work of exceptional artists. By combining our expertise, reputations and networks, we are creating a leading gallery that will take the careers of our artists even further,”
– Antoine Ertaskiran.
Both partners would like to thank the artists, clients and collaborators who have trusted them over the years and who continue to support their projects. Megan Bradley would like to underscore the support of Nick Tedeschi, founder of Parisian Laundry, who has paved the way for this new venture.
The new gallery, slated to open in January 2020, will be located in the current premises of Parisian Laundry at 3550 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal. With two distinct exhibition spaces; the main floor, which will undergo renovations, and the inimitable bunker, this location offers exhibition and installation possibilities that encourage a wide range of artistic practices.
About Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran was established in 2012 in a former warehouse in the heart of Montréal’s Griffintown district. The gallery’s program focused on the dissemination of practices by emerging and established contemporary artists based in Montreal, Canada and abroad. In addition to organizing half a dozen original exhibitions each year, the gallery was regularly selected to participate in several international fairs such as Frieze New York, The Armory Show, Nada New York, ALAC in Los Angeles, Art Toronto, MiArt in Milan and of course Papier in Montréal.
About Parisian Laundry
Parisian Laundry was founded in 2007 in a restored industrial building located in southwest Montréal. Parisian Laundry’s integrity and dedication to the dissemination of contemporary art practices offered visitors an incisive perspective in a notable setting. Each year, the gallery presented twelve to fifteen exhibitions, and participated in major international fairs, including NADA in Miami, Chicago and New York, The Armory Show and fairs in Los Angeles, Brussels and Toronto.