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Wilf Perreault: Chromatic Moondreams

December 2, 2021 - December 23, 2021

Wilf Perreault is one of Saskatchewan’s most celebrated artists. For over 40 years the Regina based painter has been best known for a humble subject, the urban back alley. During this time Perreault has been inspired by this unlikely muse, capturing alleys at various times of day and season producing captivating portraits of a familiar, but disappearing, world.

“There is a light inside the work. It doesn’t really matter if it’s day time or night time — there’s a light that comes from within. I think the light is actually life. Somehow my job is to take that painting and make it live and breathe and exist beyond the photograph or beyond me. A photograph is the starting point and I’m only a part of the whole process. Sometimes I have to give it mouth-to-mouth, sometimes I pump the chest of this painting and bring it back to life….I fumble a lot. I don’t know where it’s going, but I have the strength and the faith that it will be okay.” — Wilf Perreault


December 2, 2021
December 23, 2021
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Peter Robertson Gallery
12323-104 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0V4 Canada