Alfred Pellan in front of his house, 1964
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec collection
Alfred Pellan is incontestably among those artists to have made the greatest contribution
to the advancement of modern art in Canada. His singular œuvre testifies to his
thirst for liberty in the face of restrictive doctrines and conventional movements.
Working alongside and within the major artistic movements emerging during his time
in Paris, Pellan found inspiration in the cubist structures of Picasso, the flamboyant
colours of the wild, and the abounding imagination of the surrealists.
To emphasize the extraordinary contribution this exceptional artist made to the
history of Québécois and Canadian art, the Galerie Lounge TD has the immense honour
to partner with the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in presenting
the exhibition Peinture pure – Alfred Pellan from September 12
to December 1, 2013.
Following on the major exhibition Alfred Pellan. Le grand atelier, presented
from June 13 to September 15, 2013 by the MNBAQ, the Galerie Lounge TD
will proudly offer Montrealers a selection of 38 silkscreens signed by the
artist. All profits generated by the sale of artworks during this exhibition will
not only be poured into the major fundraising initiative established by the Fondation
du MNBAQ in order to finance the expansion of the Musée, now driving towards the
opening of the new Pavillon Pierre Lassonde expected in 2015, but will also help
finance free activities in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan.
Since 1999, Alfred Pellan has been represented in the Permanent Collection of the
Festival by his piece Le chat roi, also available as a limited-edition
silkscreen from the Galerie Lounge TD.
Joie de vivre
, 3/15, 1975
©Alfred Pellan Estate/SODRAC (2013)