ep carton 2009

5 September - 10 October 2009

Roberto Pellegrinuzzi: Constellation


ABOUT THE SHOW  /  WORKS FOR SALE  /  VIEWS OF THE SHOW  / LINKS  /  ARTIST'S C.V. /


ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present Constellation, the gallery's first exhibition by Quebec photographer Roberto Pellegrinuzzi. This solo show will feature new, never before exhibited, works by Pellegrinuzzi and will run from 5 September to 10 October 2009.

For many years now, a large part of my work has been an investigation of (an interest in) the very history of photography, its devices, its physical properties.

In this new series, titled
Constellation, I take a different approach to landscape (a recurring theme in my art). The image in these pieces is layered into consecutive planes, decomposed into a network of geometric patterns. These planes, once reassembled, give the image depth and three-dimensionality. Among the many interleavings and networks—depending on one’s viewing angle and distance—the image breaks down and comes back together.

As the image dematerializes under our gaze, dissolving into the geometric and abstraction, the loss of cognisance instinctively leads us to refocus in an attempt to recapture the initial image, which obliges the spectator—the viewer—to move around, to-and-fro, to reconstruct it.

One may compare the experience with a stroll in the proverbial wood, where the closeness of the trees blurs our view of the countryside—until we suddenly come upon a spectacular, panoramic view of the landscape.

By its title,
Constellation in fact suggests a set of abstract things linked together to form an ‟image.”

-RP



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Roberto Pellegrinuzzi was born in Montreal in 1958. He lives and works in Montréal and Bolton-est.

Since 1985, his work has been exhibited in over fifty solo exhibitions in Canada and in Europe. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canada and in Europe, in India, and in Mexico. His work can be found in major public and corporate collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Fond National d’art contemporain (Paris), La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and Hotel Gault (Montreal). Pellegrinuzzi has also been awarded over fifteen public artwork commissions as part of the gouvernement du Québec's 1% public art program.


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WORKS FOR SALE

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Rocher Eau I   Rocher/Eau II
CONSTELLATION (ROCHER/EAU) I
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
139 x 99 cm (54.75" x 39")
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  CONSTELLATION (ROCHER/EAU) II
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
139 x 99 cm (54.75" x 39")
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Rocher Eau I Detail    

CONSTELLATION (ROCHER/EAU) II
detail
   



Rocher
CONSTELLATION (ROCHER)
diptych
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
139 x 96,5 cm (54.75" x 38")
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Vinaigrier   Vinaigrier detail
CONSTELLATION (VINAIGRIER)
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
102.25 x 127 cm (40.25" x 50")
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  CONSTELLATION (VINAIGRIER)
detail
     
Foret    
CONSTELLATION (FORÊT II)
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
102.25 x 127 cm (40.25" x 50")
3/3
   


Plante   Plante Detail
CONSTELLATION (PLANTE)
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
65.5 x 85 cm (24.75" x 38")
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  CONSTELLATION (PLANTE)
detail
     
Pommier   Fougere Maquette
CONSTELLATION (POMMIER)
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
61.5 x 70 cm (24.25" x 27.5")
3/3
  CONSTELLATION (FOUGÈRE) MAQUETTE
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
43.5 x 74.25 cm (17" x 29.25")
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INSTALLATION


fougere
CONSTELLATION (FOUGÈRE)
2009
carbon ink photograph on mylar
122 x 366 cm (48" x 144")
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fougere detail
CONSTELLATION (FOUGÈRE)
detail


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VIEWS OF THE SHOW

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LINKS

Marie-Ève Charron. "Manipulations mystérieuses." Le Devoir 26 September 2009 (in French)
Roberto Pellegrinuzzi's website





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ARTIST'S C.V.
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