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From September 1st to October 1st, 2016
Opening reception with the artists: Thursday Sept. 8th, 5:30 pm
At the Atelier Circulaire Gallery (Suite 105)
Atelier Circulaire is pleased to present Prime Forms, an exhibition of visual narratives of repeated gestures by artists of two generations, Rolande Pelletier and Mathieu Matthew Conway. Join us on Thursday September 8th, 5:30 pm at the Atelier Circulaire Gallery for an artist talk and the opening of this exhibition, which will continue until October 1st, 2016.
Prime Forms borrows from a mathematical expression defining an image resulting from a geometrical transformation, transformation such as a movement or any change in the initial image that produces a prime figure. Also an image transformation process, printmaking is the symmetrical transfer of an image produced by the artist on a matrix that will allow us to see its mirror image. However, it is actually more the work of the artist that is the true manifestation of transformation. Not limited to the surface of the image, the works presented are a reflection on the creative process.
Rolande Pelletier graduated from the ENSAD of Paris (1972) and the Institute of Applied Art of Montreal (1967). She participated in many exhibitions in Quebec and in France and her works are part of many private and public collections in Canada and France. She is an active member of Atelier Circulaire since 2006 where she has intensified her research on woodcut and other printmaking techniques.
Mathieu Matthew Conway completed his academic training at Concordia University in the Major in painting and drawing (2007). A multidisciplinary artist, he also participated in curatorial projects. He has exhibited in several group exhibitions and has participated in various collective of artists.
Founded in 1982, Atelier Circulaire is an artist-run centre dedicated to the creation, research, production and promotion of printmaking. Atelier Circulaire supports the work of contemporary print-based artists by encouraging the use of traditional techniques and new technologies.
Image : Rolande Pelletier, La Tête dans le nuage, woodcut, 66 x 50 cm, 2015. / Mathieu Matthew Conway, Sans-titre 1, Empreintes digitales series, digital print and chine colle, 36 x 24 po, 2012.
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