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Le Printemps Pellan à Toronto (in collaboration with Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec) May 3rd – June 2nd, Cooperage Space
 
Alfred Pellan

From May 3rd – June 2nd, Thompson Landry Gallery presents, “Le Printemps Pellan à Toronto,” a coproduction between Thompson Landry Gallery (Toronto) and Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (Québec City). A main player in the emergence of modernism in art, Alfred Pellan remains one of the most emblematic figures of 20th-century Québec art and Canadian art at large. The gallery will display 50 serigraphic prints from 6 distinct series within Pellan’s artistic trajectory. This special showcase marks the first time the MNBAQ Foundation—which has held the rights to Pellan’s works since 2012 through an extraordinary bequest—has put a selection of Pellan’s silkscreens up for sale at a commercial gallery. Proceeds from this exhibition will benefit the Pellan Foundation. Art collectors and connoisseurs alike are sure to be thrilled about the opportunity to view such a large and dynamic body of works.

Six distinct series of serigraphic prints will be on display: Gardens & Beasts, Joie de Vivre, Sinuous Creatures, Landscapes, Pellan Book Covers, Twelfth Night – all of which are imbued with the surrealist edge of Alfred Pellan bridged with the artist’s visceral need to create across media and schemas. This philanthropic initiative will go to support the MNBAQ Foundation in its work on behalf of its home museum in Québec City—to enrich its collections, add diversity to its exhibitions, and make its educational and cultural programs more widely available.

Highly decorated, Alfred Pellan has been awarded the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas, the highest distinction in the visual arts in Québec. He is also an Officer of the Ordre National du Québec as well as The Order of Canada. Pellan sold his first painting at the age of 17 to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa while he was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec City. While his early canvases, from his first visit to Paris, show a marked fauvist tendency, throughout the 1940s, Pellan`s style developed as Surrealism began to attract him more strongly. This transition defined his imagery as more vivid, striking, complex and textured. From his first paintings to his final creations, Alfred Pellan`s output transports us to a teeming and deeply poetic visual universe, drawing boldly and consummately from the leading movements in modern painting—Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism—to craft his own vernacular.

 
GARDENS AND BEASTS

Bestiaire nº 2
1974
Ed. 5/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 40 ¾”x 51”

Bestiaire nº 4
1974
E.A. 5/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 41” x 49 ½”

Bestiaire nº 5
1974
E.A. 4/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 42” x 56 ½”

Chats et poissons
1968
E.A. 9/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 34” x 30”

Éléments
1968
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 34 ½” x 28”

Fleuron
1975
E.A. 9/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ½” x 51”

Fleurs gadgets
1975
E.A. 6/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 36” x 54”

Le Chat roi
1999
E.A. 6/25
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 37” x 37”

Les Tulipes
1994
E.A. 5/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 33 ¼” x 30”

Sioux
1975
E.A. 12/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 49 ¼ x 42 ¼”

Voltige d'automne
1974
E.A. 13/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 30” x 35”

 
JOIE DE VIVRE

Bambin
1974
E.A. 9/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 33 ¼” x 28”

Discothèque
1975
E.A. 8/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ½” x 43 ½”

Folies-Bergères
1974
E.A. 5/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ½” x 31 ½”

Jeunesse
1975
Ed. 12/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ½ x 30 ¼”

Joie de vivre
1975
E.A. 6/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 47” x 40”

Les graces
1974
E.A. 8/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ¾”

Mini - J
1975
E.A. 3/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ¾” x 44 ¼”

 
LANDSCAPES

Andante
1974
E.A. 8/15
Serigraphy on paper
30” x 35”

Au bord de la mer
1972
E.A. 6/10
Serigraphy on paper
28 ¼” x 36 ½”

Crépuscule
1974
E.A. 5/15
Serigraphy on paper
35 ¾” x 30 ¾”

Repos
1974
E.A. 7/15
Serigraphy on paper
35 ½” x30 ¾”

PELLAN BOOK COVERS

À la femme allongée, du livre d'artiste «Délirium Concerto»
1981
E.A. 2/8
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 28” x 35”

Aux petites têtes, du livre d'artiste «Délirium Concerto»
1981
E.A. 7/8
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 29 ¾” x 39 ¾”

Cet être venu d'ailleurs..., du livre d'artiste Le Cirque sacré
1980
Signed and dated 1983
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 22 ¾” x 21 ½”

Coin de ville, du livre d'artiste «Délirium Concerto»
1981
E.A. 5/8
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 38 ½” x 32 ½”

Et que le fruit de cette union..., du livre d'artiste Le Cirque sacré
1980
Signed and dated 1980
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 23 ¾” x 21 ½”

L'Élève, du livre d'artiste «Délirium Concerto»
1981
E.A. 1/8
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 38 ½” x 32 ½”

Les Voisins, du livre d'artiste «Délirium Concerto»
1981
E.A. 7/8
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 38 ­½” x 32 ½”

Oui, si on lui racontait..., du livre d'artiste Le Cirque sacré
1980
Signed and dated 1981
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 22” x 21”

Si on racontait la vie..., du livre d'artiste Le Cirque sacré
1980
Signed and dated 1980
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 22” x 21”

     
SINUOUS CREATURES

Façonnage
1973
E.A. 3/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ¼” x 33 ½”

Graffiti
1973
E.A. 3/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ¼” x 33 ½”

Mutons
1974
E.A. 6/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 50 ¼” x 41 ¼”

Ripolinade
1973
Ed. 9/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 39 ¼" x 33 ½"

Polychromée - B
1972
E.A. 3/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 50” x 38”

Polychromée - C
1973
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 42” x 27 ¼”

Polychromée - M
1972
E.A. 8/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 50” x 38”

Polychromée - O
1973
E.A. 6/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 42” x 27 ¼”

Polychromée - T
1972
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 50” x 38”

     
TWELFTH NIGHT

2º Officier, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 8/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 32 ½” x 26 ¾”

Appartement chez Olivia - A
1973
E.A. 3/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 31” x 46”

Au bord de la mer - B
1975
E.A. 3/15
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 32 ½” x 51”

Fabien, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 5/10
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ½”

La Rue, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 6/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 32” x 47”

Olivia, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 8/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ½”

Palais ducal - C
1973
E.A. 3/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35” x 50”

Sire André, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ½”

Sire Tobie Belch, du livre d'artiste
«Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»

1971
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ½”

Soldat, du livre d'artiste «Sept Costumes et un décor pour ''La Nuit des Rois'' de Shakespeare»
1971
E.A. 7/10
Serigraphy on paper
Framed size: 35 ¾” x 30 ½”

   

 

 

 

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