An art exhibition featuring work by Jim Carrey starts in Montreal June 20

Jun 12 2019, 11:20 pm

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.”

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.

The exhibition will kick off on Thursday, June 20 and tickets go for $12.40.

This Light Never Goes Out

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

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