2018 reveals new aspects of Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn’s life and work, through his first biography, written by author Gilles Lapointe. Also, discover some of his work in several exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.
Edmund Alleyn’s biography
By author Gilles Lapointe, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
The author’s masterpiece received great reviews!
Read the article «La consécration d’Edmund Alleyn, chapitre 3» – Le Devoir (in French).
ALLEYN IN THE DICTIONARY
The Historical dictionary of Quebec sculpture in the 20th century, online since 2014 and managed by Espace magazine, recently published a page on Edmund Alleyn’s Introscaphe I sculpture.
EDMUND ALLEYN, NOTRE CONTEMPORAIN
Febuary 22nd 2018, 1 to 3 PM.
Les Rendez-vous des Presses de l’Université de Montréal
Carrefour des arts et des sciences – Université de Montréal
By author Gilles Lapointe
This conference will take you through Edmund Alleyn’s unique journey by examining key pieces of his production, milestones that shaped his life as well as his anxious yet passionate relashionship with art.
JENNIFER ALLEYN ET NICOLAS MAVRIKAKIS
March 26th 2018, 5 PM
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Invited by curator Geneviève Goyer-Ouimet, filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn and art critic Nicolas Mavrikakis will walk you through the Mnemosyme exhibition, discussing some of the work on display.
:. Programme Vacances-Travail – Simon Blais Gallery – March 3rd to April 7th 2018
Simon Blais Gallery presents it’s Programme Vacances-Travail exhibition. A visual journey through different artworks offering a large scale of representations of leisure or work. The whole reflects a fondamental preoccupation, increasing since the industrial era.
Edmund Alley’s Jeune Fille sortant de l’eau serigraphy will be displayed as part of the exhibition.
Edmund Alleyn, Jeune fille sortant de l’eau, 1981, Serigraphy on cardboard, 341/4″ x 49 3/4″, 2 of 4
:. We’ll all become stories – Ottawa Art Gallery – April 28th to September 16th, 2018
“Twenty-nine years since our founding, and with the impending opening of our new expanded home, the OAG will mark and celebrate this important juncture by drawing together a seminal collection of art to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date. ” — Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO
:. Mnemosyme – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Until May 20th 2018.
The presentation provides a way to uncover unexpected encounters between the works on display in the new Michal and Renata Honrstein Pavillion for Peace and the installations, sculptures and pictures by 14 contemporary artists from Quebec and Canada.
Edmund Alleyn, L’invitation au voyage, 1989, Oil on canvas, 241 X 475, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection
:. Permanent Collection – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Also at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among more recent acquisitions, the piece La tribu se satellise (1964), inspired by native-american culture, vitalizes the « Passerelle des plasticiens » under Sherbrooke street.
Edmund Alleyn, La tribu se satellise, 1964, oil on canvas, central piece and 10 small paintings, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection.
:. From Ferron to BGL – MNBAQ – On going
Contemporary art from Quebec
This exhibition presents more than 60 key works from 1960 to today by essential figures in the history of Québec art.
Edmund Alleyn, Lac Brome de La Suite québécoise, 1974, oil on plexiglas, MNBAQ Collection