Guy Pellerin
La couleur des lieux, Lisbonne

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February 2nd to March 2nd 2019

Galerie Nicolas Robert is proud to present La couleur des lieux, Lisbonne, an exhibition of paintings by Guy Pellerin, on view from February 2nd to March 2nd, 2019. For years, Guy Pellerin’s work has consistently articulated itself around the idea of colour—colour as visual landmark or persistent reminder of a place or individual. In this exhibition, Pellerin submits chromatic observations of the architecture in the Portuguese capitol. A visit to Lisbon in March and April of 2018 allowed him to undertake a photographic documentation project in response to his previous chromatic research of the city’s locales in 1994. The resulting works are charged with memory and emotion, while evoking a place first apprehended by the artist via colour.  

Born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in 1954, Guy Pellerin holds a Bachelor of Arts in visual arts from l’Université Laval (Québec, 1977) as well as Master of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, 1979). In parallel to his practice as a painter, he has taught at multiple institutions including Université de Montréal and Université Laval. Since 1979, Pellerin has exhibited regularly in Quebec, Canada, and France. Of his solo exhibitions, No 262 – la colour des lieux, was presented by Yves Le Roux Gallery in Montréal in 1994, Weinberger Gallery in Copenhagen in 1996, and at the National Gallery of Canada in 2000, and the exhibition Route 132 was presented at the Musée régional de Rimouski in 2007. The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, le Centre cultural canadien à Paris and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts have also presented numerous important solo exhibitions of his work. Guy Pellerin lives and works in Montréal.