THE A. PIROIR STUDIO-GALLERY IS SPECIALIZED IN THE CREATION AND EXHIBITION OF FINE ART PRINTMAKING. We are pleased to present the Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir. Since 1975, we have been an intaglio printer, publisher of prints and artist’s books, and print media gallery owners. Two generations of printers work together at the studio. Alain Piroir has passed on the love for the trade to his daughter Agathe, who, after having worked on her own, joined her father in 2006. We are proud to provide Montrealers with a venue to enjoy print media. The gallery is giving the public an exceptional opportunity to explore contemporary printmaking in its creative context. The exhibitions are presented alongside presses in the studio, where the public will be able to watch the printers and artists at work. Art lovers will be able to see the creation of a print from start to finish. As printers, our goal is to work collaboratively with artists who challenge our skills. Our practice involves advising, assisting and helping them produce their works, which requires an in-depth dialogue with them and an ability to creatively address the technical challenges of their art. We also endeavour to disseminate the creations of our artists. Our gallery’s mission is to exhibit print media by artists who have a contemporary approach. Our commitment has culminated in a partnership with the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, where the Prix Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir is awarded. Drawing on more than 45 years’ experience, our unique approach has earned us a reputation as print media experts.
The drawn and the photographic, the real and the imagined and the negotiation between both worlds especially when viewing the natural world and the changes that constantly occur within it are the basis of my work.
The work of Catherine Farish has been described as emotionally sophisticated and provocative. Her large mixed media works on paper form lyrical abstractions which are both sensitive and innovative. Her intuitive approach is guided by a dialogue with the materials and a sensitivity to the physical characteristics of each technique.
30'' x 30''
From the artist
Inspired by the writings of Joan Gibbons and Marcel Proust, my work investigates the way our emotive memory functions and changes our perception of the world. Hunting down remnants of recollections, I reshape and reorganize them to bring an emotion to the surface with which the viewer can identify.