Since its establishment in 1991, Yves Laroche Galerie d’art has provided art lovers with a thought-provoking alternative. From its origins in the Old Port of Montreal, to its current location at the junction of the Mile End and Little Italy, the gallery's mission remains the same: to showcase the avant-garde in contemporary art. YL has positioned itself at the forefront of Canadian art and remains committed to promoting artists both internationally-established and emerging. Rooted in the underground worlds of tattooing, graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealism, the art exhibited at YL feeds off of an eclectic blend of cultural influences. Supported by its reputation and its presence at several international art fairs, YL offers an urban gallery fundamentally connected to international contemporary production.