Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir | Exposition; Renée Gélinas | Montreal | Feb 7 – Mar 11, 2023
February 7 – March 11, 2023
Exposition; Renée Gélinas
Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir
5333 avenue Casgrain, suite 802, Montréal, H2T 1X3, Canada
Opening Saturday February 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reception with the artist on Saturday February 25 and March 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DERIVATIONS Renée Gélinas presents Dérivations, a series of prints produced in lithography on stone and in relief on wood grain or linoleum. In his abstract compositions, the artist continues to create patterns that constitute the shapes/words of his vocabulary – sticks, stripes, capsules, spirals – which, when assembled, form a visual poem. These constructions resulting from a non-linear composition process are deliberately devoid of perspective, meaning and symbols.
The dies are recycled until they are used up, by reducing savings, cutting or transferring. The artist takes several means to multiply their use: they are either combined and/or alternated from one image to another; the different passages of the colors are occasionally produced using different printing techniques; the conservation of a motif remaining on the matrix – in savings size or in drawing on the lithographic stone – can also become the start of a new work.
This use of the recycling of the same forms/words shows through in the series in such a way that these become recognised, familiar, transformed. As one can feel by seeing them juxtaposed that the works are derived from each other, these “derivations” allow visitors an incursion into the process of creation of images by the artist.
Renée Gélinas is a painter and engraver. He is a member of Atelier Circulaire and of Xylon-Québec. His works are part of several private collections, the Loto-Québec Collection and the Banque et Archives Nationales du Québec. They have been represented in solo exhibitions in Montreal, La Sarre, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Verdun, Sutton, Toronto, and in numerous group exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and abroad.