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Alfred Pellan, Peinture pure

Vernissage in the Galerie Lounge TD

Montréal, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the Galerie Lounge TD of the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, in collaboration with the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, are proud to present Peinture pure — Alfred Pellan, from September 12 to December 1, a selection of 38 silkscreens signed by this exceptional artist, renowned for his extraordinary contribution to Québécois and Canadian art. A vernissage kicks things off tonight at 5 p.m. for journalists and guests, with the public at large welcomed from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sioux, 1975 © Succession Alfred Pellan / SODRAC (2013)

Alfred Pellan (1906-1988) undeniably ranks among those artists who made the greatest contribution to the advancement of modern art in Canada. In 1948, he cosigned the Prisme d’Yeux manifesto alongside Jacques de Tonnancour, Léon Bellefleur and Albert Dumouchel, a call for the creation of an art freed of all constraints or interference, advocating what the artists referred to as “pure painting.” Today, Pellan’s unique œuvre is equally recognized and prized by the world’s most important art collections and by the public at large.

The Galerie Lounge TD would like to thank the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, principal partner in Peinture pure.

All profits generated by the sale of artworks will finance the free activities in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, as well as contribute to the major fundraising campaign established by the Fondation du MNBAQ in order to finance the expansion of the museum, now driving towards the opening of the new Pavillon Pierre Lassonde scheduled for 2015.

Galerie Lounge TD
Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan
305 Ste. Catherine Street West, 2nd Floor
514 288-8882 —
Free admission

Monday: closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.