MONTRÉAL, April 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time since its inception, the Quebecor Gallery will exhibit the work of a photographer. In Si le Québec m'était conté, celebrated Montréal portraitist Pierre Dury immortalizes leading figures of contemporary Québec in his signature candid style.
"We are proud to show the work of this major photographer at the Quebecor Gallery," says Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor. "His photos capture the essence of eminent figures from Québec's history and culture. This exhibition pay tributes to the men and women who have shaped contemporary Québec and will be an inspiration for generations to come."
For years, Pierre Dury has been patiently and respectfully training his lens on the leading lights of Québec's political arena and arts and music scenes. The exhibition brings together some 60 portraits featuring 86 personalities who have left their mark on Québec, including René Lévesque, Bernard Landry, Pauline Marois, Félix Leclerc, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Marjo, Marcel Dubé, Janine Sutto, Robert Lepage, Robert Charlebois and Pierre Péladeau. The body of work on display at the Quebecor Gallery thus embodies Pierre Dury's desire to commemorate the iconic figures of Québec's modern history.
The exhibition opens on June 16, 2019 at the Quebecor Gallery (ground floor of Quebecor's head office) and will be open to the public Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Since 2012, the Quebecor Gallery has hosted exhibitions by well-known Québec artists including Armand Vaillancourt, Marc Seguin, Louis Boudreault and Françoise Sullivan, as well as a retrospective of the Refus global manifesto, 70 years later.
About Pierre Dury
Pierre Dury was born in Montréal on May 7, 1945 and graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal in 1966. After the first exhibition of his paintings in Old Montréal, he approached painter Jean-Paul Mousseau to become his assistant. In 1968, he began working in photography and quickly rose to prominence as a celebrity photographer. In 2004, Pierre Dury embarked on the project of capturing more than 60 key figures who helped build contemporary Quebec.
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