Plexiglass 1973-76

Upon his return to Quebec after  living 15 years in Paris, Alleyn embarks on a great new project, called Une belle fin de journée. This series is composed of paintings on canvas and of thirty life-size figures pinated on plexiglas pannels, standing in front of the paintings. The anonymous figures represent ordinary people captured by his photographis camera, in various amusement parks around Montreal. This work bares his reflexion on identity as he redidcovers the country now in a political transformation. Une belle fin de journée, was presented Musée du Québec ans at the Musée d’art contemporain en 1974.


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