Opening Galerie LOCK felt like a necessity to its founders, Stephanie Creaghan, Stephen Korzenstein, Kevin Leung-Lo and Nicolas Oligny. Disconcerted by the lack of opportunities for exhibiting available to emerging artists, they chose to take action by opening up a space dedicated to promoting young talent. They hope the space will become a resource by which works by up-and-coming artists are brought to the attention of public and private collections, effectively bridging a gap in the Montréal artistic community.
Galerie LOCK aims to push forward works which are moving, well crafted and considered over works which can be sold easily, that their creators may gain prominence during a difficult phase of their careers. Montreal is well-known for its young creative community. LOCK nurtures and promotes the newest and best the city has to offer.