A new art exhibition featuring works from Jim Carrey is going on display in Montreal all summer.
As part of the Phi Centre’s commitment to celebrating technology-based media, the arts centre will present the world premiere of This Light Never Goes Out, featuring over 50 of the actor’s works in an exhibition that will run from June 20 to September 1.
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“Jim Carrey is known to most people as a comedic genius on the silver screen, but since 2016, his Twitter feed has been the canvas for a series of satirical and subversive cartoons, penned in response to headlining news,” reads the Phi Centre’s description.
Carrey’s cartoons weigh in on the American political right, focusing on many who are abusing their power in the United States.
His work combines the Ontario native’s artistic talent with strong social messages, demonstrating how creative civic engagement can influence political debates, as per the Phi Centre.
“I don’t hate the subjects of my cartoons. I hate their unconsciousness,” says Jim Carrey. “Expressing my feelings of outrage through my art on social media has allowed me to stand in solidarity with millions of kindred spirits.”
Lately, my concern about the greed and corruption in our world may have you wondering what’s going on inside me. Today I thought I’d give you a glimpse. This light never goes out. pic.twitter.com/mSHdd1Z2iF
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 1, 2019
Most recently, the award-winning actor enjoyed success at his solo show, IndigNATION: Political Drawings by Jim Carrey at the Maccarone Gallery in Los Angeles.
His work can also be seen on the documentary Jim Carrey: I Needed Color which explores his life as an emerging artist.
If Kirstjen only had a heart, she wouldn’t have been hired in the first place. pic.twitter.com/7QZsNxyvmR
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 9, 2019
Most of what goes on in your mind doesn’t deserve your attention. It’s a tiring and terrifying time machine. Whenever you bring yourself back to this moment you’re reborn with a new pair of eyes and a brand new song. See the world. Feel the sun. Be here. Sss’good. pic.twitter.com/XHVi7mlRIr
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 10, 2019
Let’s all drink a toast to the new king of lies,
and the minions who help him while democracy dies,
and our kids who’ll be taught that the wicked are wise
because Potus was Jack from ‘Lord of The Flies’.
How much poison are you willing to swallow?! pic.twitter.com/CvS6Wze9jm
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 24, 2019
The exhibition will kick off on Thursday, June 20 and tickets go for $12.40.
When: June 20 – September 1
Time: 10 am – 9 pm (Tuesday – Thursday), 10 am – 10 pm (Friday & Saturday), 10 am – 7 pm (Sundays)
Where: Phi Centre, 315 St-Paul Ouest
Price: $12.40, available online