The Stewart Hall Art Gallery hosted an artists’ talk on January 16,2011 with Montreal artists John Stewart, Mark Garland and Jim Bell in conjunction with the exhibition Never Pure. John, Mark and Jim have been friends for years, a story that goes back to their days on Drolet Street. John, who was at that time showing at Waddington Gallery in Montreal, and Mark , then an art student, crossed paths and as they say the rest is history. When planning their exhibition at Stewart Hall, with director and curator, Joye Millar, they introduced her to Jim’s work nd the result was a sound/video/sculpture exhibition in the Project Room. John Stewart begins the account of the full story of how they met and their friendship and collaboration over the years.
Originally published on Zeke’s Alternate Art #%^$#@!