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.
EXHIBITION IN PROGRESS: Jean-Paul Riopelle
Fine art print exhibition from Tuesday, October 8 to Saturday, November 9
Opening Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 14h
Jean-Paul Riopelle was bom in Montreal in 1923. After studying al the École Polytechnique and the Montreal Fumiture School, he joined the Automatistes group alongside Paul-Émile Borduas and co-signed the Refus global in 1948. That same year, he moved to Paris where he lived for many years.
ln the early 1950s his large mosaic paintings painted with a spatula earned him a resounding success. From then on, the artist will not cease to accumulate the marks of recognition: in addition to several prestigious prizes, several museums dedicate him great retrospective exhibitions as of 1967. The considerable work of Jean-Paul Riopelle counts paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings. Jean-Paul Riopelle died in Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec, in 2002.
JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE, LES MOUCHES À MARIER, 1985, PORTFOLIO OF EIGHT ETCHINGS, 50 X 66.5 CM, DANIEL LELONG PUBLISHER, © ESTATE OF JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE / SOCAN (2019)
PHOTO : MARCELO TROCHE