Mon Dieu Projects hosted its inaugural exhibition on April 1, 2023.  Intimate Exchanges brings together a beloved selection of figurative artists from the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The curation blends well-known artists, including Nadine Faraj, Michael Scoggins, Shen Wei, and Hugo Alonso with up-and-comers Bernice Lum, Ian Stone, Andrew Morrow, and Sean Mundy. Intimate Exchanges is a playful expression of paintings, watercolor, mixed media photography, and sculpture. The show explores the boundaries of appropriateness with themes of sexuality, vulnerability, and humor. 

The Story of Mon Dieu Projects

A native Angeleno art collector and a Korean based-Montrealer art dealer walk into a bar and ask, “What if we started a gallery?” LA-based writer Spencer Walker has been a client and close friend of Juno Youn of Galerie Youn for a decade. They have attended countless art openings, fairs, and museums together with a shared passion for emerging and established artists with distinctive points of view. 

So, Juno and Spencer are launching Mon Dieu Projects at Mohilef Studios April 1, 2023 from 6-9pm in Los Angeles. “Mon Dieu” the French expression of “My god!” and surprise is the reaction the curators hope to inspire. It also represents Galerie Youn’s Montreal roots with its roster of eccentric artists, who are thrilled for their West Coast debut. Mon Dieu Projects aims to bring some irreverence to the LA art world with its provocative curatorial choices. 

Juno Youn and Spencer Walker

About Juno Youn

Juno Youn is a South-Korean native Canadian, who has been in the gallery game for a quarter century. 1999 was the year this Ontario College of Art and Design graduate crossed the rubicon as an art gallerist with SPIN Gallery, Toronto. After shaking up the local art scene with cutting-edge style, and legendary parties, including performances by Diplo, Chromeo, and Peaches, Juno moved to Montreal where he founded Galerie Youn in 2013.

About Spencer Walker

Spencer Walker has been art-adjacent his entire life coming from a family of artists and collectors. Previously, an animation writer and creative executive at Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network, a blogger turned author of “Cook To Bang.” published by St Martin’s Press, a children’s book author, a restaurant reviewer for New York Magazine, and the mastermind of renegade NYC pop up Rooftop Supperclub. 

On view: April 1 – May 6, 2023

What: Intimate Exchanges, Inaugural Exhibition
Where: Mon Dieu Projects at Mohilef Studios, 720 E 18th Street, Ground Floor, LA 90021