Edmund Alleyn

Jan. 15, 2015 to Feb. 22, 2015

A free spirit, throughout his career the Québec artist Edmund Alleyn developed new approaches to his work in order to hold out a revealing mirror to his contemporaries. He followed a singular path that, even though marked by painting, enabled him to make use of many different means of expression in accordance with the subjects he was tackling. Driven by his own introspection and a constant questioning of the future of humanity, Alleyn was able to express his concerns brilliantly through a style in tune with his times. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of his death, 360˚ will offer an overview of Alleyn’s art through ten representative works. One piece in particular—which has rarely been shown publicly and is from his 1970s series of plexiglas works—demonstrates Alleyn’s talent for capturing a moment from daily life and extricating from it an image of fleeting melancholy. This exhibition will provide a foretaste of the major Edmund Alleyn retrospective planned for fall 2015 at Montréal’s Musée d’art contemporain.

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