THE A. PIROIR STUDIO-GALLERY IS SPECIALIZED IN THE CREATION AND EXHIBITION OF FINE ART PRINTMAKING
We are pleased to present the Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir. Since 1975, we have been an intaglio printer, publisher of prints and artist’s books, and print media gallery owners. Two generations of printers work together at the studio. Alain Piroir has passed on the love for the trade to his daughter Agathe, who, after having worked on her own, joined her father in 2006. We are proud to provide Montrealers with a venue to enjoy print media. The gallery is giving the public an exceptional opportunity to explore contemporary printmaking in its creative context. The exhibitions are presented alongside presses in the studio, where the public will be able to watch the printers and artists at work. Art lovers will be able to see the creation of a print from start to finish.
As printers, our goal is to work collaboratively with artists who challenge our skills. Our practice involves advising, assisting and helping them produce their works, which requires an in-depth dialogue with them and an ability to creatively address the technical challenges of their art. We also endeavour to disseminate the creations of our artists. Our gallery’s mission is to exhibit print media by artists who have a contemporary approach. Our commitment has culminated in a partnership with the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, where the Prix Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir is awarded. Drawing on more than 45 years’ experience, our unique approach has earned us a reputation as print media experts.
OVER 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE
In the tradition of European masters, Alain Piroir and his daughter Agathe offer artists specialized services in traditional printing methods as well as newer methods such as digital printing. Bringing together their skill and know how, the team produces work of exceptional quality in intaglio methods, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint, as well as linocuts, woodcuts (xylography), photogravure, lithography and digital prints.
The gallery’s mandate is to promote current print media artists and to bring their work to the general public.
Commited to promoting emerging artists and established artists, the gallery aims to present engaging exhibitions that attest to the great vitality and diversity that exists within all printmaking disciplines.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-6:00 or by appointment on Saturday and during workshop hours.
TANIA GIRARD SAVOIE ,UNTITLED N° 22 , 2016, SILKSREEN BOTH SIDES AND HEIGHTEN INK ON PAPER YUPO TRANSPARENT, 59 CM X 76 CM
EXHIBITION IN PROGRESS: TANIA GIRARD-SAVOIE
Exhibition from Tuesday, September 3rd to Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Opening on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 2 pm
FEELING OF LIGHTNESS EXHIBITION
My production is the result of a new, important investigation of different pictorial and graphic process in relation to silk-screen. With the objective of creating a fusion among three field of creation (silkscreen, drawing and painting) I wanted to renew my approach to silkscreen by opening up further possibilities in the medium. No longer only a silkscreen, each print becomes a mono-print. Each work on paper is unique, but the composition of each piece is constructed with the multiplicity of process that printmaking offers.
I create different models using the processes of painting, drawing and silk-screen itself. Each universe is a model for other and vice versa. It is, in fact, a co-existence among painting and drawing with silk-screen. As the three processes court and intermingle, the work is built through a series of transformative encounters among the different techniques. When seeing the piece, one is struck by the layering of transparent spots and the multiplicity of graphic marks. One imagines the creative process that lies inside the movement, the moments and the possibilities of my physical actions and thoughts within in the interior of space of the paper or the support of the work itself. One imagines the work in studio that requires a strong and dynamic physical gesture. By superposing many layers at a time (as many as ten screens at once) I always works on many works at the same time. While offering a lot of visual information, these last work still represent a feeling of lightness, a sensation of floating. Each decision made during the making of work is geared to create this illusion. Each piece presents a space, a territory where one can circulate in the foreground and in the background, either by the superposition of layers, or by the choice of colours, or by the delicacy of drawing or by the scale of the large format. The organization and the presentation of works in the gallery are also taken into consideration, in order to accentuate the effect of a feeling of lightness, a sensation of floating.