Credos is a series of collective table-top mini-exhibitions conceived for church-basement bazaars in Laval and the Greater Montreal throughout the 2019–20 programming season. Artist-curator Michael Eddy invites artists and authors from near and far to contribute to these furtive exhibitions by proposing works—one-of-a-kind or multiples, material or immaterial, for sale or not—that somehow address the ideas of belief or creed .
As a project, Credos is based on the possibilities and misunderstandings afforded by situations that catch the beholder by surprise. Taking a playful approach, Eddy’s proposal seeks to abase the notion of identity and to expand it by presenting a wide range of perspectives on what we call belief. As such, the “market” context is a nod to the idea of a religious economy, in which believers are clients called upon to heed the spiritual call of supply and demand. The intention here, though, is neither to compete with religion, nor to belittle it as a consumerist sleight of hand, but rather to explore with the artists and the public the value we attribute to belief in a vernacular context that is not necessarily beholden to the laws of the market.
 In Latin, the word credo means “I believe”, but it’s interesting to note that it is also contained in the word credit. In French, credo bears a religious meaning (Le Credo, or The Creed in English) and a non-religious meaning (un credo, a creed), which refers to the set of principles that one’s conduct and inform one’s opinions.