Past exhibitions

VALÉRIE GUIMOND, Image de pacotille et Nos éthos.
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  • Du mardi 9 mai au samedi 10 juin 2017
  • Vernissage le vendredi 12 mai à 17h30
Image de pacotille et Nos éthos

Présentement à la maîtrise en art, Valérie Guimond détient un baccalauréat en arts visuels de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières où elle y travaille comme chargée de cours et technicienne en estampe (sérigraphie et gravure). Membre de l’Atelier Presse Papier de Trois-Rivières depuis 2002, elle a donné plusieurs conférences et workshop sur l’estampe, entres autres au Brésil, au Mexique ainsi qu’en Belgique. Ses œuvres ont été présentées dans plusieurs biennales nationales et l’internationales. Elle exposera prochainement son travail à l’Atelier Silex à Trois-Rivières lors de la 10e Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières en juin 2017.
Le travail de Valérie Guimond s’exprime principalement autour du sentiment d’étouffement et de resserrement de notre propre corps. Un moi intérieur qui se construit à partir des sensations éprouvées, des expériences vécues et de séries d'identifications. Il est à la fois le lieu de l'identité personnelle, du contrôle du comportement, du rapport aux autres et de la confrontation entre la réalité extérieure, les normes morales et sociales et les désirs inconscients.
L’hypersexualisation des jeunes filles, l’image du corps de la femme et le regard des autres sur les exclus de notre société sont les principaux sujets des œuvres récentes de Valérie Guimond dans cette exposition.

Image de pacotille
 
 «La société actuelle subit un ''vacarme sexuel'' assourdissant ainsi qu'une banalisation de la pornographie. L'époque n'est plus à la suggestion mais à l'exhibition. D'où l'apparition du terme ''hypersexualisation''.
J’ai photographié ma fille de 9 ans vêtue de sous-vêtements féminins et d’un masque à gaz. Afin de la protéger de la pornographisation, se définissant comme le «recyclage d’archétypes pornographiques dans la culture», je lui fais porter ce masque, symbole d’une urgente protection contre cette banalisation médiatique de la sexualité et ce phénomène social qui s’insère dans l’espace public à notre insu.
Selon la sexologue Francine Duquet, «on fait porter à des enfants un potentiel de séduction sexuelle et érotique qu’elles n’ont pas le moyen de gérer».
Dans ce contexte, faire porter le masque à gaz à ma fille est un moyen pour moi, en tant que mère, femme et artiste, de dénoncer cet excès pernicieux.

Nos éthos
 
La série Nos éthos est la trace laissée par des inconnus pris en photo au hasard dans la rue, dans une attitude neutre. C’est la découverte d’une nature inattendue de l'être humain sur des hommes et des femmes; des personnes dans une détresse tranquille, dont les histoires, parfois hasardeuses, étaient inexorablement liées à leur passé; une résilience inhérente à leur vécu et à leur quotidien.
L'artiste est un médiateur donnant une visibilité à des individus généralement condamnés à l'invisibilité.  L'artiste est un «porte-parole»: il met sa vision du monde à vue de tous. La rencontre d'individus et s'arrêter aléatoirement devant telle ou telle personne, telle est la notion de médiateur dans une société qui ne voit plus ces exclus.


 
DÉPARTEMENT D’IMPRESSION DE L’UNIVERSITÉ CONCORDIA.
There are no translations available.

  • Du mardi 28 mars au samedi 8 avril 2017.
  • Vernissage jeudi 30 mars à 17h30.
EXPOSITION COLLECTIVE DES ÉTUDIANTS DU DÉPARTEMENT
D’IMPRESSION DE L’UNIVERSITÉ CONCORDIA.

Les étudiants du groupe de l’université Concordia présentent le résultat des recherches effectuées dans le cadre d’un cours donné par Stephanie Russ aux étudiants en fin de baccalauréat. 
  
ART ON PAPER, Pier 36, New York.
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  • Du jeudi 2 mars au dimanche 5 mars 2017
  • Vernissage le jeudi 2 mars à 18h00

Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir a le plaisir de participer à
Art on Paper
Pier 36 New York 
299 South St, New York, NY 10002


 
 
STELLA PACE, Habiter le monde.
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  • Du mardi 14 février au samedi 18 mars 2017
  • Vernissage le jeudi 16 février à 17h30
Habiter le monde — Stella Pace
 
Notes de Gabrielle Desgagné-Duclos
 
Visible un mois durant à partir de février 2017, Habiter le monde constitue pour la sculpteur, peintre et graveur Stella Pace une seconde occasion depuis l’exposition Têtes en devenir (2009) de présenter son travail en estampe à l’Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir. L’artiste y propose un corpus inédit qui regroupe deux œuvres grand format — une longue frise monochromatique noire sur papier japon et un dessin au bâton à l’huile et crayon de plomb — ainsi qu’un diptyque mélangeant estampe, collage et peinture et plusieurs pièces d’une série de petites collagraphies et pastel gras sur papier noir.
 
À huit étages au-dessus de la rue, bien en retrait du mouvement qui anime les espaces de diffusion situés en bas, avenues Casgrain et de Gaspé, l’Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir offre aux artistes en estampe actuelle un cadre unique d’exposition. Accrochées dans l’espace même de travail des maîtres graveurs et des artistes qui fréquentent l’atelier, les œuvres s’y regardent en contexte, dans un côtoiement bienvenu avec les presses. Lieu de création et d’apprentissage, l’Atelier-Galerie est avant tout un espace vivant, habité, qui incarne bien l’approche artistique de Stella Pace, à l’opposé de la culture des apparences, honnête, ancré dans le faire et le senti.
 
L’exposition donne à voir le développement récent du travail sur papier de Stella Pace, qui paraît s’accomplir en cohérence avec sa production sculpturale antérieure, fortement marquée par la série sur bases de béton Peoples (2000-2015). Par la répétition d’un motif — le plus souvent forme humaine — à chaque fois singularisé par son exécution automatiste, l’effet d’accumulation expose, pour ainsi dire, la condition individuelle de l’existence humaine. Accomplissant son travail plastique par séries, l’artiste accumule, sélectionne, reprend et retravaille les motifs, les idées, les techniques ou les œuvres elles-mêmes, réalisant de la sorte une œuvre-trace où les pièces transpirent l’énergie investie dans leur création.
 
Depuis une dizaine d’années, le travail que Stella Pace consacre à l’estampe, bien qu’il s’accompagne du ralentissement de sa production en sculpture, conserve cet intérêt pour les méthodes déjà employées du collage et de l’assemblage. L’artiste approche couramment l’élément d’impression comme une œuvre en soi (et l’expose parfois comme telle, avec ou sans altération). Ses tirages, quant à eux, surtout des éditions limitées, sont le plus souvent appelés à devenir la matière de base pour un nouveau travail de construction, pictural ou installatif. Ainsi, l’impression est loin d’être une finalité pour Stella Pace, qui place le processus même de l’estampe au centre d’une exploration sculpturale.
Récemment, une résidence de formation à l’Atelier Graff lui a aussi donné envie d’investiguer davantage les possibilités du numérique — ce dont témoigne l’œuvre Un monde en soi (2016), une composition numérique réalisée en collaboration avec Claude Fortaich et imprimée en un seul exemplaire sur papier d’Arches. Fruit d’un travail considérable, l’œuvre réunit, dans une grille de plus de deux mètres de longueur, 154 estampes individuelles représentants des visages sombres, sur lesquels l’artiste est intervenue au bâton à l’huile rouge écarlate comme pour les annoter, en souligner les traits d’expression ou en matérialiser la force vitale1.
 
Hypnotique, Un monde en soi découle d’une approche plus systématique de la composition all over, plus méthodique que ce à quoi l’artiste nous a surtout habitué, à l’exemple du grand dessin Oppression exposé chez Piroir. Ces deux œuvres, grille ordonnée et réseau de lignes chaotique, engagent cependant à une conception de l’espace semblable, qui n’est pas sans rappeler les compositions plurifocales de Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) — un plasticien que l’artiste affectionne et dont l’œuvre tardive s’organise en phases selon un traitement de plus en plus nihiliste de l’espace de représentation, avec les « psycho-sites », les « sites aléatoires », les « mires » et les « non-lieux ».
Qu’ils évoluent dans un espace monochromatique noir, flottent sur le blanc du papier sali par les essuyages de la plaque d’impression, ou dans un enchevêtrement de lignes qui rapproche dans une même image des scènes éloignées, les personnages de Stella Pace habitent des paysages évanescents, emplis des vertiges que nous y projetons. Ces « réfugiés » appartiennent au monde et le monde fait partie d’eux ; lorsqu’ils ne sont pas carrément construits de béton, de fer et de paille, ils ont sur papier cette même apparence d’être faits de la matière du monde, d’être formés de la terre.
 
Dans un langage plastique toujours empreint de primitivisme, Habiter le monde permet à Stella Pace de poursuivre sa méditation autour de la figure humaine et de la thématique migratoire, en ajoutant à son lexique iconographique l’image de la maison — motif nouveau qui fait ici une apparition toute naturelle. Rappelant les constructions traditionnelles des civilisations anciennes, le carré simple de chacune est un univers clos à quatre dimensions, modelé à l’image de celui qui y a vécu. Aussi distinctes les unes des autres que les êtres traversant les paysages incertains de ses œuvres, ces maisons incarnent la fixation spatiale, l’ancrage ; le refuge que l’on a dû abandonner et qu’il nous faut retrouver afin de quitter l’errance et habiter le monde.

 
 
 
1 Simultanément à l’exposition chez Piroir, Un monde en soi et quelques autres pièces récentes sont exposées au centre d’artistes en art imprimé Zocalo. Membre associée de Zocalo, Stella Pace y a effectué un séjour de résidence en 2012. Elle a depuis participé à plusieurs expositions collectives du centre, ainsi qu’à deux projets de livres d’artistes.
 
 
 
6th biennal of CODEX, art book fair & symposium in Californie.
  • From Saturday, February 5 to Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • Opening on Saturday 5 February 17h30

Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir is pleased to participate at

6th Biennial Codex Book Fair & Symposium
The Craneway Richmond, California. 

            
 
SMALL FORMATS.
  • From Tuesday 22 November to Saturday 24 December 2016
  • Vernissage on Friday, November 25 at 5:30 pm
Extended until Saturday, January 28, 2017

Selection of small formats by Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir.
 
            
ART TORONTO 2016
  • From Friday 28 October to Monday 31 October 2016
  • Vernissage on Thursday 27 October at 17h30
Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir was pleased to participate in Art Toronto 2016. We were at booth A47. 
HÉLÈNE LATULIPPE
  •  Tuesday September 6 to Saturday 15 october, 2016
  • Opening Thursday, September 8 at 17:30

Within the framework of its partnership with the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (BIECTR), the Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir takes great pleasure in welcoming the Quebec artist Hélène Latulippe as artist-in-residence, as well as for solo exhibition.
Ms Latulippe, was selected from amongst the artists exhibiting of the 9th BIECTR. Her solo exhibition will be held from September 6 to October 15, 2016 at the Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir. This exhition, which follows on from artist’s residency on May, 2016, will give the Montreal public the opportunity to discover a more complete body of the artist’s work and broaden the reach of the BIECTR.
 
Her constant exploration of the limits of printmaking, her marriage of various materials seen in her use of textiles, papers and in her installation works, has inspired to choose Hélène Latulippe. This event fits well with the common goals of BIECTR and AGAP, to promote the renewal and development of contemporary.
 
 
MICHEL SAVAGE, Signes de l'étant (Estampes récentes).
  • Tuesday, August 2 to Saturday, September 3, 2016
  • vernissage Thursday, August 4 at 17:30
Signes de l'étant (Recent Prints)

bio et cv.pdf
dossier de presse.pdf

“Michel Savage’s art practice therefore acts as a spool onto which all the collected experiences are wound. In just a moment… a thread breaks… an incident brings about a rupture… the breaking of a defined cycle changes the nature of things and facilitates the emergence, frame by frame, of an irrepressible need to speak up”.

Excerpt from the article Dans l’interstice du travail de l’œuvre, Hélène Poiré, Liaison, no. 98, 1998, p. 26-28.

     Michel Savage holds a diploma from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts, where he studied painting with Edmund Alleyn and Richard Gorman from 1972 to 1976. In 1982, he travelled, studied, and exhibited in Spain, where he met the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies at his studio in Campins. His work of visual creation follows a path that privileges a symbolist poetry of the image. Through a phenomenological exploration of abstracted forms and colour, the artist seeks the shortest route between the emotion and the sign.
      Since 1975, the artist has held numerous exhibitions at galleries as well as at several academic and cultural institutions. He has lived and worked in Montreal since 1983.
 
 
 
LOUIS-PIERRE BOUGIE, Estampes de 1972 à 1994.
  • From Tuesday 14 June to Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Opening Friday, June 17 at 17:30

LOUIS-PIERRE BOUGIE
Estampes de 1972 à 1994

www.louispierrebougie.com

Louis-Pierre Bougie was born in Trois-Rivières in 1946.  He lives and works in Montreal. After studying the art of printing in Montreal, Bougie finishes his training in many studios, notably in France et the Atelier Champfleury where he learns lithography and at Lacourière et Frélault where he worked for 15 years and specialized in intaglio and etching. For many years he works and studies in France, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Finland and New York. He founded Atelier Circulairewhich is an important actor in printmaking in Quebec. His works have often been exhibited in canadian, american and european galleries and are part of numerous public and private collections in Quebec, Canada, the United States and France. 


 
FRANÇOIS MORELLI.
  • Tuesday April 26 to Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • Opening Thursday, April 28 at 17:30

François Morelli was born in Montreal. He completed a BFA at Concordia University in 1975 concentrating on drawing. He lived in the New York area from 1981 to 1991, and received an MFA in installation and performance art from Rutgers University in 1983. He has taught in universities and art schools since 1980, has received numerous grants and has exhibited his work locally and internationally since 1976.  He has been professor at Concordia University since 1996 and part of the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal since 2006.  In 1993 he was awarded the prix d'Excellence by la Biennale de dessin et d'estampe d'Alma and in 2007 received the Prix Louis Comtois from the Conseil des arts de la Ville de Montréal.
 
He pursues a trans-disciplinary practice (in drawing, installation, performance, print media and sculpture) often questioning the status of an artwork through its creative process and its reception.  He is interested in notions of passage, circulation and transformation. His art often echoes a past action or event while examining relationships between artists, society and contexts.
 
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT.
  • Opening Thursday March 31 at 17:30
  • From Tuesday 29 March to Saturday, April 9, 2016.
A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.


These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia. 
  
JOVHANNA RUTVANOWSKA, VUES DE L’ESPRIT - VUES DU CIEL
There are no translations available.

  • Vernissage jeudi 11 février à 17h30.
  • Du jeudi 11 février au samedi 26 mars 2016.
SITE WEB DE L'ARTISTE


RUTVANOWSKA

VUES DE L’ESPRIT - VUES DU CIEL
GRAVURES
 
Il n’est pas si loin le temps où les artistes concevaient leurs œuvres en faisant une osmose profonde entre esthétique et éthique. Ainsi du rapport qu’entretient Rutvanowska dans ses propres expériences liées aux religions et aux procédés techniques – des thèmes abordés, des lieux investis (Abbaye) ou de sa dernière production : gravures et livre d’artiste, en collaboration avec des écrivains sur la thématique des Péchés capitaux…
 
C’est notamment la position esthétique de l’artiste Jovhanna Rutvanowska, comme on peut s’en rendre compte par sa peinture et la réflexion qu’elle a développé à partir de son expérience et de son oeuvre qui conjugue diverses techniques et divers supports -, une œuvre multidirectionnelle. Dans laquelle la sensualité et la poésie font totalement corps. Toute peinture véhicule des valeurs esthétiques et des images ancrées dans l’inconscient social qui contribuent à changer le regard du spectateur. L’esthétique permet de renouveler le champ de l’universalité des rapports des artistes aux formes de la cité.
Jovhanna Rutvanowska traverse ainsi tous ces courants à sa manière, en les réinterprétant à sa manière, en les actualisant, comme on peut s’en rendre compte.
 
« Nous cherchons l’ébauche du monde – cette ébauche c’est nous-mêmes. » Ecrivait Novalis.
 
Patrick Amine
Ecrivain- Auteur
Extrait de « RUTVANOWSKA - PEINDRE DES ETATS D’ESPRITS»
 
SELECTION A.PIROIR STUDIO-GALLERY.
  • Opening Thursday, November 12th 17:30..
  • Tuesday 3 November to Saturday, 19 December 2015.
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                À travers ses quarante ans de métier en tant que maître imprimeur et éditeur, il a acquis une expertise qui englobe tous les procédés en arts imprimés. À travers ses activités pédagogiques et son rôle de diffuseur, Alain Piroir, spécialiste en art imprimé, souhaite promouvoir l’estampe actuelle. Sa galerie offre au public l’occasion exceptionnelle de découvrir l'estampe actuelle dans son contexte de création. Les expositions sont présentées dans l’atelier, aux côtés des presses où le public pourra observer les imprimeurs et les artistes à l’oeuvre. On peut suivre la création d’une œuvre du début jusqu’à la fin. Depuis toujours son atelier est lieu de rencontre. Il aime partager sa passion et promouvoir l’art imprimé au Québec et ailleurs. Son engagement pour ce médium et pour l’art visuel sous-tend toute ma carrière de maître imprimeur.

En 1974, il obtient son diplôme national des Beaux-Arts en France. L’année suivante, il ouvre de son premier atelier personnel à Paris. En 1977, il se place en tant qu’éditeur d’estampes et de livres d’artiste en plus d’être imprimeur. 1995, il immigre au Québec et installe son atelier à Montréal. 2007, il inaugure sa galerie attenante à son atelier. En 2011, il crée le Prix Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir avec la Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine deTrois-Rivières. Au cours de sa carrier, il a collaboré avec de nombreux artistes de renommée international: Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer, Zao Wou-ki, Roberto Sébastien Matta, Francis Bacon, René Laubiès, Francine Simonin, Gilles Juneau, Ed Pien, Harold Kunder, John Heward et Marc Séguin…

            
LUCIE JOLICOEUR CÔTÉ," Jouer avec l'espace".
  • Opening Thursday, September 17 17:30.
  • From Tuesday 15 September to Saturday, 24 October 2015.

Originally a painter, Lucie Jolicoeur Côté has been dedicated to engraving since 1990.
 
She explores the medium at the Saidye Bronfman Centre and Atelier Circulaire in Montreal, where she has her studio. In 1992, she participated in a training course on etching at the Accademia Raffaello, in Urbino, Italy.
 
A member of both ARPRIM and Atelier Circulaire since 1991, she exhibits in solo as well as group shows both in Canada and internationally.  La Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, le Conseil des arts de la ville de Montréal, and several companies including National Bank, Bank of Montreal, Gaz Métropolitain, Hydro-Québec, Loto-Québec and Ernst & Young are among her collectors.
 
"My work offers a visualization of sacred and secular concepts, and embodies my reflection on the close relationship between the spiritual and material elements of the human being. Cohesion between these two concepts proves to be inescapable for me, and I try to express it visually, mingling the sacred with the secular in a harmonious dance.” - L.J.C.
 
July 2015
 
STUDIO P.M.
  • Opening Friday, June 12 17:30.
  • Tuesday 9 June to Saturday, 18 July 2015. 
In1972 I began as an apprentice printmaker at La Guilde Graphique in Montreal.  While there, the son of James Houston, the founder of the printmaking workshop in Cape Dorset, NWT, approached me to work as a printer/printmaker in the North.  I didn't feel ready and so declined but the idea of working with the Inuit in the arts stayed with me.  After years of persevering I got a chance in '94 to work in Cape Dorset at the behest of Terry Ryan, who at that time was the manager of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op.  It was a highlight of my career and it was an exhilarating experience to work face to face with some of the most renowned artists of our time.  It felt like a 'coming out'! 

But for all this, I had the sense that other Inuit communities were not being heard.  So in 1999 I applied for and received funding from the Canadian Government's Millenium Fund to undertake a series of workshops in eight communities throughout the Territory of Nunavut. It became a personal 'walkabout'  with the experience being both challenging and intense. I met some incredible people along the way, both young and old, whom I will forever hold dear.
This Collection of 8 sets of prints are the result of this undertaking...
 
PIERRE DURETTE, They live.
  • Opening Friday, May 1 at 17:30.
  • Tuesday April 21 to Saturday, May 20, 2015.

There are no translations available.

SITE WEB DE L'ARTISTE PIERRE DURETTE

They live

Pour Pierre Durette la notion de civilisation est un élément fondamental dans sa recherche artistique. Il a été longtemps inspiré par les encyclopédies qui renferment les connaissances acquises par les sociétés à une époque précise. Durant les dernières années, il a approfondi ses recherches autour des idées de l’archivage, de l’histoire et de la mémoire. L’idée de l’encyclopédie a fait son chemin et son travail actuel rappelle les capsules temporelles où une sélection d’artéfacts est rassemblée pour un futur indéterminé. 
 
L’exposition They live présentée à l’Atelier-Galerie Alain Piroir regroupe un corpus d’œuvres réalisé dernièrement lors de résidences en arts d’impression. Elles se veulent une incursion dans un  univers iconographique où chaque oeuvre peut être à la fois un objet de culte et une nomenclature d’une société présente, mais lointaine. La conquête de Mars est le motif de cette production visuel. Il en découle un questionnement sur la pérennité de nos civilisations. L’exposition nous propose la vision d’une nouvelle terre promise  tout en faisant ressortir le côté primitif de la fuite et du fantasme. Ce qui semble être à première vue des fictions visuelles se retrouve à la limite entre un passé fragmenté et un futur anticipé.
 
Originaire de Causapscal dans la vallée de la Matapédia. Pierre Durette vit et travaille à Montréal depuis 2002. En 2006, il obtient un Baccalauréat en arts visuels et médiatiques à l’UQAM. Semi-finaliste au concours de peinture RBC en 2009, il est récipiendaire de plusieurs prix et bourses durant sa carrière. II remporta entre autres; le Grand Prix Albert-Dumouchel, la bourse d’excellence Marcel Bellerive et la 3e place lors des 7e jeux de la francophonie à Nice en 2013.  Ses œuvres ont été exposées au Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, à la galerie The Power Plant à LE gallery à Toronto à Cuadro art gallery à Dubaï, ainsi que dans plusieurs centres d’artistes au Québec. Son travail fait partie de plusieurs collections tant privées que publiques à travers le Canada et à l’étranger.

          
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT.
  • Opening Friday, April 3 at 17:30.
  • Tuesday, March 31-Saturday, April 11, 2015.
A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.


These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia. 
 
ALBERT DUMOUCHEL.
  • Opening Friday, February 6 17:30. 
  • Tuesday February 3 to Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Albert Dumouchel, painter, printmaker, teacher.
He was born at Salabery de Valleyfield April 15 1916.
He died at Saint-Antoine-sur-le-Richelieu January 17 1971.

Self thaught artist, he studied the basics of etching with James Lowe in Valleyfield. He will later work with the best Paris printers such as Leblanc and Desjobert.
He will first teach drawing at the Valleyfield Seminaire from 1936 to 1949 then drawing and engraving at l’École des arts graphiques de Montréal from 1942 to 1960.
In Montréal in 1945, he participated in the "cadavres exquis" experiments with Léon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Jean Léonard, Mimi Parent and Alfred Pellan, and, in 1947 and 1949, published 2 famous issues of Les Ateliers d'arts graphiques, the review of Montréal's École des arts graphiques. In 1948 he joined the free-art "Prisme d'yeux" group and later made contributions to the first publications of Roland Giguère's Éditions Erta. Between 1949 and 1954, his lithographs illustrated Giguère's Faire naître, Les Nuits abat-jour and Les Armes blanches. Giguère interested Dumouchel in the Cobra movement, and his 
work appeared in the Revue internationale de l'art expérimental - Cobra (1954), and in Phases de l'art contemporain (1955), the review published by poet and surrealist critic Édouard Jaguer.

His work as an art teacher at the École des arts graphiques and the École des beaux-arts in Montréal until his death influenced several generations of artists. The Montréal Musée d'art contemporain held an exhibition of his engravings in 1974.
His works are in the greatest art collections as well in Canada as abroad.
 
STEPHANIE RUSS, While I was walking.
  • Opening Thursday, November 6 17:30. 
  • From Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015.

While I was walking

This series of work aims to look at the unseen or overlooked.  Shadows and reflections on pavement after rain are one example of images that are around us but that we do not always see.  Our choice to focus on one thing over another is fascinating to me.  The question of how we choose where to look and what to look at is a focus of this work.
In the works ‘weather series’ Canadian weather maps are integrated into cloud formations.   These formations show the highs, lows, and patterns of weather systems as well as explore the unseen elements at play in the sky.   These works question how we experience our natural environments; how we hope to predict and understand the powers they hold.


 
  
NANCY LAMBERT event in partnership with BIEC
  • Exhibition Tuesday, 2 September to 25 October 2014.
  • Opening Thursday, September 4th at 17:30. 
It is with great pleasure that the Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir invites Nancy Lambert, a current printmaking artist, for an artist residency followed by a solo exhibition.
 
Mme Lambert has been selected amongst the recipients of the BIEC’s (International biennale of contemporary arts in Trois Rivières) Grand Prize, the Banque Nationale Groupe Final Prize, the Prix Télé-Québec as well as from the nominees for honorable mention. The solo exhibit at the Atelier-galerie A.Piroir. Furthermore, Mme Lambert will be offered an artist residency beginning April 25, 2014, thus allowing the Montreal public the opportunity to discover a larger body of work from this artist.
 
In the past few years, her printmaking has included an integration of digital photographic means with traditional etching techniques, has inspired the AGAP. Her marriage of various techniques is precisely in line with the Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir’s mandate to promote contemporary printmakers.

PROJECT: « Life IS a Dream»

I’m always looking for small things which noone else has noticed, which are hidden, invisible or unknown. I gather, examine, organise. I play with the appearances which have presented themselves to me and my pleasure is to bring them to the light of day. If the occasion presents itself,  I tell their stories. Often, therefore, my work includes words, as text, as poetry, as title.
            In the past few years, my printmaking has included an integration of digital photographic means with traditional etching techniques.  This particular combination, to some extent, allows me to present the sensation of being immersed in a world which is rapidly moving all around me. I feel confronted by the its immense richness and also its inscrutability. The possibility of rapidly gathering numerous snapshots of any given subject gives me the impression of being able to more adequately participate in the « reality » at hand. Success is always short-lived  and partial at best. Probably it is the futility of trying to bear witness to anything in the world that motivates me to continue. So, the changing apparences hold me on the  path of trial and error  and the restrictive means of metal, varnish, ink and paper keep me rooted in the studio.
            The suite « Social Media : Out of the Box », of which seven etching have been shown at the BIETR 2013, tells about the many - faceted interface between the artwork and its public. For the art aficionado, it is lends itself to humorous interpretation.
              The series of etchings I intend to  work on during the AGAP residency in 2014 will be the continuation of a theme which first presented itself to me in 1964. Two boys searching for clams drew me into a magical moment and a black and white photograph resulted. Since then, the subject of people at the beach has become a collection of unfinished sketches which I have always looked for an opportunity to continue. The series is tentatively called « Life is a Dream » because my grasp of the dichotomy « consciousness – unconsciousness » gives prescience to the unconscious as a guiding force and this series of images could allow me to present, in a playful way, some mythic characters under a contemporary sky.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Nancy Lambert studied printmaking at L’école des beaux-arts in the studio  of Albert Dumouchel and later went on to work with several printmaking techniques in the studio of Yves Gaucher at Sir George Williams University. Following this she was a printmaker at  Pierre Ayot’s studio, GRAFF. She holds a Master’s degree in Art Education and a PhD in philosophy from Concordia University. Now retired from the Université de Montréal where she was a Professor of art education for thirty years, she pursues her interest in printmaking and contributes regularly to local and international events and exhibitions.
 
My practice as an etcher and a printmaker allows me, to some extent, to  give form to the sensation of being in a rapidly moving world which confronts me with its immense richness and also with its inscrutability. Thus, it is the appearances of the world which hold me to the path of trial and error and the restrictive means of metal, varnish, ink and paper which keep me rooted within the studio. 
 
 
Andréanne Bouchard « Espaces et divagations »
There are no translations available.

  • Vernissage le jeudi 26 juin à 17h30.
  • Exposition du mardi 24 juin au samedi 23 août 2014.

BIO

Andréanne Bouchard est originaire de Causapscal, petit village situé au cœur de la Vallée de la Matapédia. Bachelière en Arts visuels et médiatiques, sa pratique se défini à travers l’art imprimé, le dessin et le collage. Son travail a été présenté en 2013 lors de La Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières. En 2012, une exposition solo, réalisée au Centre Elgar de L’île des Sœurs intitulée Chez-toi, chez-moi, quelque part, répertoriait un ensemble d’œuvres inspirées des lieux habités par l’artiste. Tout récemment elle proposait Champ de cornets, installation participative réalisée à Arprim lors de la Nuit Blanche à Montréal. Intéressée autant par l’œuvre picturale que par une approche plus démocratisée de l’édition, elle poursuit sa production en art imprimé à l’Atelier Graff depuis 2005.

DÉMARCHE ARTISTIQUE

Par le biais du dessin et de l’art imprimé, je m’amuse à explorer différents traitements picturaux et spatiaux. Mon travail s’effectue de façon spontanée; les images se construisent progressivement, parfois avec l’amalgame des techniques utilisées et les accidents qui surviennent. Ces imprévus font parties intégrantes de mon processus car ils m’obligent à analyser constamment ce qui se propose, à jouer/déjouer. Je trace, imprime, découpe, accumule, juxtapose, multiplie et colore.  
  
Mon environnement au quotidien est une prémices à ma pratique: les espaces, un mot, un objet, les gens, les sentiments, une tache sur un bout de papier, un motif ou une couleur sont autant d’éléments qui stimulent mes perceptions. Un ton ludique et loufoque prédomine dans mon travail. Je redéfini, réorganise, dénature et réinterprète.
 
 
GUILLAUME BRISSON-DARVEAU, La Méta-Guerre des étoiles.
  • Opening Thursday, April 10 at 17:30. 
  • Exhibition Tuesday, April 8 to Saturday 7th June 2014.

Guillaume Brisson-Darveau uses silk screening, video, sculpture and installations to create colorful and playful works that also draw on the absurdities of western culture. Using found material as a starting point he transforms whatever he finds into motorized engines, disproportionate candy, missiles, and other objects all united by an esthetic inspired by video games. By aggrandizing these found objects, the artist is able to void them of their original meaning, evoking instead society’s interest and desire for overabundance, capitalism, and excess in the face of ever growing inequalities.
 
“La Méta-Guerre des étoiles” is composed of a series of prints referring to a child’s imagined world of his own immune system in peril. These prints show the imagined white blood cells as a powerful space army combating the intruder.
 
Guillaume Brisson-Darveau lives in Montreal and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts from Laval University in 2009. In January of this year he collaborated with Pascaline Knight on the project Le Grand Dérangement/The Big Clean-Up at Open Studio in Toronto. Later this year, he will also be showing solo works while doing a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium thanks to the support of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres of Quebec.
 
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT.
  • Opening Thursday March 27 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday March 25 to Saturday April 5, 2014.
A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.
These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia. 

 
GEORGES VISAT.
  • Opening Thursday, February 20 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday February 18 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
George Visat first becomes aware of printamaking at the age of 14 when he becomes an apprentice to the revered Leon Isidore in Paris. A few years later he is linked to the surrealist movement, with whom he will work very closely all of his life. Considered one of the greatest and most influencial printers of the 20th century, Visat formed close friendship with important artists. One of his closest relationship was to the artist Max Ernst whom he initiated in the various techniques of printmaking, accompanying him throughout his career.

Other notable artists that collaborated closely with Visat are Roberto Matta, Braque, Chagall, Miro, Leger, Giacometti, Man Ray, Bellmer, Magritte, Tanning, and Francis Bacon. 

George Visat is also known to have printed many artists books including the 1988 "Voyages extra-terrestres d'un naïf"


http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Visat



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BOOKS ARTS.
  • 800_00_J_P_R.jpgOpening Thursday, January 9 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition Tuesday, January 9 until Saturday, February 15, 2014.
 
Collection de l'ATELIER-GALERIE A.PIROIR.
There are no translations available.

  • Vernissage le jeudi 28 novembre à 17h30.
  • Exposition du mardi 26 novembre au samedi 28 décembre 2013.
Nous avons sélectionné une quinzaine d'œuvres parmi notre collection qui compte environ 3 000 copies d’atelier. Cette exposition est composée d’estampes de Louis-Pierre Bougie, Marc Garneau, Harlan Johnson, Lucie Jolicoeur-Côté, Francine Simonin et François Vincent.

 
 
 
 
PASCALINE KNIGHT.
  • Opening on Friday 18 October at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday October 15 to Saturday November 23, 2013.
If the object I am observing is relatively small, I may not observe it without disturbing it. Am I observing the object? Or the result of the disturbance my observation has on the object? since our thoughts are invisible to the naked eye, how do they affect our relationship with reality in everyday life? How do the notions of reality, matter and consciousness collaborate in this context? The link between time and space becomes elastic. Objective reality starts to curve. If our thoughts are invisible to the naked eyeIf our, how do they affect our relation to reality in everyday life? Consciousness, language and matter bifurcate.I rely on this bifurcation as I observe the continuous flow of one instant adding itself to another.I cut up words and images and by the process of collage, let another possibe meaning emerge.
 
 
 

 
BRANDON GUNN.
  • Opening Thursday, September 5th at 17:30.
  • Exhibition Tuesday September 3 Saturday, October 12, 2013.
In the work that I create, the surfaces, forms, colors, details, and lack thereof simultaneously invite exploration while inhibiting preconceived perceptions and interpretations. While unable to recognize and interpret the objects or even the spaces that are presented correctly, a hypersensitivity of limitations and desires arises that, I believe, parallels our everyday experiences of the real and the imaginary.  Significance, in whatever form it may reveal itself, lies neither in the real or the imagined, but somewhere in between.  It is in the space between things, where reason, perception, and imagination meet, that we can discover a realm in which the fascinating, the mysterious, and the limitless can be experienced concurrently: a transcendental space.
 
HÉLÈNE LATULIPPE, Broderie Sur Ligne De Code.
  •  Opening Thursday July 9 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday July 6 to Saturday August 31, 2013.
Hélène Latulippe was born in Quebec.  She lives and works in Montreal. She studied at the CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal (Industrial Design) and at Concordia University in Montreal (Bachelor of Fine Arts).  
Her work sheds light on Man’s passage. Hunting down remnants of memory, she reshapes them, reorganizes them to bring an emotion to the surface with which the viewer can identify. Responding to her own attraction to materials, big formats and her love for leaving marks, she molds her vocabulary after a simple shape, a solid color and a process based on the repetition of gesture.

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JOANI TREMBLAY.
  •  Opening Thursday May 30 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday May 28 to Saturday July 6, 2013.
Joani Tremblay was born in Montreal,Canada. From a young age, she showeda keen interest in art and design. Afterstudying graphic design she took on abachelor’s degree in visual art at l’uqam in Montreal. In her recent work, she began a research path towards the understanding of the concept of repetition with a significant amount of delicate toiling with the intent of attaining a more simplified composition approaching abstraction. These pieces, created in method resembling that of nature will result in images comparable to biomorphic forms, topographical mapping and even cellular structures.
 
  
NATHALIE AMPLEMAN.
  • Opening Thursday April 11 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday April 9 to Saturday May 25 2013.

Nathalie Ampleman explores alternative photographic printmaking techniques such as cyanotype and gum bichromate. Her imagery reveals the impermanence of meetings between the environment, the animal kingdom and human kind. Her works are allegories to our world, symbolized by the use of artistic references as well as her creative process.
 
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT.
  • Opening Thursday March 28 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday March 26 to Saturday April 6, 2012.
A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.
These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia. 
SHAWN REYNAR.
 
  • Opening Thursday February 7 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday February 7 to Saturday March 9, 2013.
My work explores the etiology behind neurological disorders that affect motor coordination required to perform daily, sometimes simplistic, activities. I am specifically interested in the genetic disorder ‘essential tremor’ a condition that impairs fine motor movement most commonly noticed in the hands. My interest in the study of ‘essential tremor’ relates directly to my family. There is a great deal of uncertainty with regard to the cause or set of causes that surround the condition. To measure ‘tremor’ severity, individuals are sometimes assessed by the evaluation of drawing and handwriting samples under different conditions (i.e. drawing softly, rapidly, tracing or drawing freehand). I use these rudimentary tests for diagnosis as a way to explore the idea of the ‘tremor’ in my work. 
BIG 50% OFF SALE, on all Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir editions.
  • Grand opening december 6th 2012 5pm to 7pm.
  • Exhibition from tuesday december 4th to saturday december 29th
Big 50% off sale on all Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir editions (see below)
Responsible Agathe Piroir.

Open from monday to friday from 10am to 7pm
Open saturday from 10am to 5pm
Will be closed on december 24th and 25th
 


   
Francine Simonin

   
François-Xavier Marange                                                      Catherine Farish

  
     
Frédéric Desaulniers                                         Julius Baltazar           Omen

  
   
 Marc-Antoine Nadeau                         Louis-Pierre Bougie  
 
            
    Martin Müller-Reinhart                          Jean-Pierre Larocque

SHAGRI, Douze battements de coeur.
  • Vernissage: jeudi 8 novembre à 17h30
  • Exposition : 6 novembre au 1erdécembre 2012
« Des lignes et des formes sur une matrice de bois ou de métal, et un dialogue se crée entre l’image et le geste.  L’impression à l’encre sur papier traduit les pensées qui m’ont habitée depuis le processus initial. Ces techniques de la gravure ancienne, je les ai voulues variées et contemporaines. J’ai ensuite proposé à chaque poète un de mes douze entretiens artistiques et rêveurs afin qu’ils interprètent leur vision de mon œuvre. Cette édition de PoèmeArt a donc été réalisée avec la collaboration de José Acquelin, Louky Bersianik, Claudine Bertrand, Jean-Paul Daoust, Monique Deland, Louise Desjardins, Louise Gareau-Des Bois, Alain Horic, Pierre Nepveu, Bernard Pozier, Jean Royer et France Théoret. » 
 

Shagri


 
JEAN-PIERRE LAROCQUE, Edition of L'Atelier-Galerie Alain Piroir.
  • Vernissage: Thursday, September 20 at 17:30
  • Exhibition: September 18 to November 3, 2012

Born in Montreal in 1953, Jean-Pierre Larocque studied drawing and printmaking at the Université du Québec à Montréal before pursuing studies in ceramics at Concordia University and the Alfred University of New York, from which he received an MFA in 1988.

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SASKIA JETTEN event in partnership with BIEC
  •  THE ATELIER-GALERIE A.PIROIR PRÉSENTS SASKIA JETTEN.
  • CONFERENCE: AUGUST 4 AT 14H SASKIA JETTEN (FREE ADMISSION)
  • OPENING: AUGUST 9 AT 17:30
  • EXHIBITION : AUGUST 9TH 2012 – SEPTEMBER 4TH 2012
  • RESIDENCY : JULY 21ST 2012 – AUGUST 2012
 
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE A.PIROIR STUDIO-GALLERY AND THE BIENNALE INTERNATIONAL D'ESTAMPE CONTEMPORAINE DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES PRESENT: The Biennale international d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (BIEC), a competition and exhibition held every two years, is joining the Montreal organisation, the A.Piroir Studio-Gallery (AGAP), in creating a new satellite event held in the intercalary year of the Biennale.

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CYNTHIA DINAN-MITCHELL, Saloon Story Part IV.
  • OPENING THURSDAY 10 MAY 17:30.
  • SHOW FROM TUESDAY, MAY 8 TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012. 

By accomplishing this exhibition project, I hope to explore the notion of ornamentation by combining installation, ceramic and printmaking. By using this multidisciplinary approach, I intend to create an installation where various aesthetics meet and force the viewer to confront simultaneously Western, Japanese and Victorian notions. Firstly, I will create a series of silkscreens, framed by gouache vignettes of cowboys and samurais. Secondly, I will create wallpaper imitating the toile de jouy pattern, only with cowboys. Lastly, I will present ceramics decorated with the same patterns as the wallpaper. The whole of the installation brought together by two main colors, red and black.

WIESLAW HALADAJ
  • Exhibition Tuesday, April 10 at 5 May 2012.

In his practice, Wieslaw Haladaj explores the expressive power of the line. The artist’s compositions, particularly dense and dramatic, are founded on the dynamics of the diagonal. The criss crossing and slashing lines express a powerful tension. Out of these accumulations of frantic scratches, emerge dark and haunting faces, enigmatic contorted bodies, and half man half animal creatures. Darkness towards light, the artist seeks to reveal the genesis of the human psyche, that moment of animal fear when the human realizes the vacuity of his transitory existence.

www.whaladaj.freewebweb.com

Wieslaw Haladaj was born in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland) in 1959. After having completed his studies in visual arts at University of Lodz in 1984, the artist pursued a career in printmaking, painting and drawing. In addition to numerous individual exhibitions in his own country he participated in more tran 150 group exhibitions around the world and received more than 20 International prizes for printmaking. The most prestigous are:
First Prize of the International Print Triennial in Kanagawa (Japan) in 1998,
Grand Prize of Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennial in Bhopal (India) in 2004,
Grand Prize of the International Triennial of Printmaking in Ufa (Russia) 2004;
Grand Prize of the International Print Biennial in Varna (Bulgaria) in 2005.
The artist lives and works in Lodz (Poland).
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT.
  • Vernissage Thursday March 29 at 17:30.
  • Exhibition from Tuesday March 27 to Saturday April 6, 2012.
 
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A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.
These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia. 
PRINTING OF MASTER PRINTER ALAIN PIROIR, Exhibition of intaglio prints.
  • Tuesday, March 6 of the Saturday, March 24, 2012.

   
JIMIN LEE, Moments in Between.
  • OPENING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 at 17:30.
  • EXHIBITION FROM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012.
Jimin Lee is a Korean-born, California-based painter and print media artist.
 
Lee draws motifs from mundane activities and everyday social interactions. Her work seeks to convey a sense of emotional and psychological intensity through reimagining these encounters symbolically. Combining digital printing, photomechanical and laser cutting processes, she uses numerous plates in each print to produce uniquely complex images.
 
Lee has had solo exhibitions at Anchor Graphics in Chicago; QCC Art Gallery at the City University of New York; Don Soker Contemporary Art in San Francisco; DoART Gallery/Hyundai Gallery in Seoul; Shirota Gallery in Tokyo; AndrewShire Gallery in Los Angeles; Megalo Gallery in Canberra, Australia; and Open Studio Gallery in Toronto, Canada.  Recent notable group exhibitions include 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2010, The Printmaking Museum of Douro, Portugal; Graphica Creative 2009, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
 
Since 1995 Lee has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area and she is an associate professor of art and heads the print media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

LINK TO WEB SITE OF THE ARTIST
ANDRÉE-ANNE DUPUIS-BOURRET, Définitions d’affichage.
  • OPENING THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 17:30.
  • EXHIBITION FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH TO SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH, 2011.
Press release PDF

In the exhibition Définitions d’affichage, the artist presents a range of works made from printed papers. Inspired by pixelated media imagery and construction games, the artist creates abstract and geometric spaces by folding printed paper. The space created by the folds and random traits modifies our relation to the surface of these works. The surface becomes malleable, an interface offering unlimited possibilities of combinations. There is thus a dialogue between the ways we perceive, imagine and interact with our environment, as well as the impact scientific and media imagery incur. How do tools, images and interfaces affect our relation to space and distances, to temporality?

The artist thanks le Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec for his support for the creation of the works presented in this exhibition.

LINK TO WEB SITE OF THE ARTIST

Author of 2 research blogs : Le cahier virtuel et Le territoire des sens.

           
       

Participation to Les journées de la culture:


PAUL BOURGAULT, Trente deux étapes...
  • OPENING THURSDAY, 2ND OF JUNE 17:30.
  • EXHIBITION FROM TUESDAY, MAY 31TH TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2011.  
Press release PDF

The Atelier-Galerie Alain Piroir will present Paul Bourgault's complete series "Trente deux étapes sur le chemin de l'acceptation de soi". (Thirty two steps on the path of self acceptation) These high quality silkscreens were created from september to december 2007 at the Atelier Graff. 
HAROLD KLUNDER, Montreal, self-portraits, 10 new prints.
  • OPENING THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 17:30.
  • FROM TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH TO SATURDAY, MAY 28TH, 2011
Press release PDF

We have been working with Harold Klunder on an edition of ten prints since the spring of 2010. The series will explore the theme of the self-portrait that the artist has dealt with and redefined in his own way over a number of years. We are working with an experimental printing technique using plexiglass plates, each work will be printed with multiple colour plates.

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Participation to Ateliers Portes Ouvertes:

 

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S PRINT MEDIA DEPARTEMENT, 451˚F.
   

A STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY.
These students form group at Concordia University and will be presenting artworks resulting from their research with Stephanie Russ within courses at Concordia.
EXHIBITION OF ARTISTE BOOKS



From 18 January to 26 March 2011.

PIERRE DURETTE, Synchronicité.
FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2010 TO JANUARY 15, 2011, OPENING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010

Press release Sychronicité PDF

On the 16th of November, the Montreal artist Pierre Durette will be showing a series of new works at the Atelier-galerie Alain Piroir. The show consists of two large lithographs and a series of etchings. Durette’s exhibit revisits genre works situating them somewhere between the Middle Ages and the world of science fiction. Within these worlds, miniature characters float and accumulate on a white background. The resulting jamming of lines evokes a meeting of worlds and from this jumble new cultures and religions emerge. According to Durette, this is a reflection on the evolution of threat and also the manufacturing of a new history.
 
The staging of time is central to Durette’s work. Between the grotesque lines and the mash up of centuries, the work revisits the idea of the traditional time line, mixing time, culture and tradition.
 
Pierre Durette is originally from the Matapedia valley and has a bachelor of visual and media arts from UQAM. His work has received numerous mentions and prizes and has been shown at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal as well as galleries in Ontario and Québec.
 
L’Atelier-galerie Alain Piroir is a studio and gallery space dedicated to the creation and the exhibition of contemporary printed works. Open since 2007, the gallery’s mandate is to support artists in their practice and to promote contemporary printed works in the larger public.
                                                                                 
EDITIONS BY ATELIER A.PIROIR, Exhibition of intaglio prints.

       

September 23th to november 15th, 2010

The exhibition Editions by Atelier A.Piroir reunites the work of eleven artists from various horizons. Prints by emerging and established artists from Quebec and Europe, lead us through a rich and diversified discovery of contemporary print media.
 
Julius Baltazar, Louis-Pierre Bougie, Frédéric Desaulniers, Catherine Farish, Jean-Pierre Larocque, François-Xavier Marange, Martin Müller-Reinhart, Marc-Antoine Nadeau, OMEN, Marc Seguin, Francine Simonin.
LES JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE 2010
For LES JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE demonstrate techniques
of intaglio print by the master printer and his daughter Agathe.
Also, exhibition of prints publishing by workshop.

BÉATRICE SOKOLOFF, Polyphonie du noir.
Exhibition of 1 to September 23, 2010
Opening Thursday, September 9 at 17:30

Poetry reading by Louise Warren
Launch of the artist's book 
Où va le jour

with the support of  
EMMANUEL BLETTON, Encre sur papier.
Exhibition from May 24 to May 30, 2010
Opening Wednesday, May 26 at 17:30

SITE OF THE ARTIST  AND     
ANN McCALL, Nature découpée.
Exhibition from April 27 to May 22, 2010
Opening Wednesday, April 28 at 17:00
 
Artist's statement
Short bio and approach

BRAIN F.KELLY
Exhibition from March 18 to April 17, 2010
Opening Thursday, March 18 at 17:30
In collaboration with

Press release

Artiste statement
Biography

STELLA PACE, Têtes en devenir.
Exhibition from November 13 to December 23, 2009

ÉRIK DESMAZIÈRES, Gravures.
Exhibition from October 6 to November 7, 2009
Opening Wednesday, October 14 at 17h00

MICHEL GAUTIER, Vue de l'esprit & esprits vus.
Exhibition from September 1 to September 30, 2009
Opening (Media) Thursday, September 10 at 17:00
Opening Friday, September 11 at 17:00


Press release english

EMMANUEL BLETTON, Encres sur papier.
Exhibition from April 1 to April 11, 2009Invite Emmanuel Bletton
Opening Thursday, April 2 at 17h:00
 
TALLEEN HACIKYAN, Animal Instincts.
Exhibition from March 3 to March 28, 2009
Opening Friday, March 6 at 17:00

Press release english