GRÉGOIRE, Paul (1950)

Paul Grégoire, Hommage à la déception, 1990. Fibre de verre, acier, pierre. 760 x 549 x 305 cm. Photo : Claude Boisvert, Service de la culture, des loisirs et de la vie communautaire de Laval.

With works comprising writing, music, songs, videos, performance art and sculptures, Paul Grégoire describes himself as a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist. In 1991, in the aim of denouncing violence, injustice, exploitation and hunger, he created the name Alzheimer Social as a collective title for his work. The following year, he held exhibitions at Galerie CIRCA and the Galerie d’art de Matane; these featured sculpture-installations in the form of people and animals that expressed the artist’s sense of demoralization and rage with regard to the human race. In addition to solo and group shows, including Biennale II du Québec at the Saidye Bronfman Centre (Montreal, 1979), Entre la magie et la panique (1983) at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Encuentro at the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico (1994), he has participated in symposiums in Laval (1990), the Magdalen Islands (1999) and Saint-Jérôme (1999). He has also produced architecturally integrated works, such as Le train à Grégoire at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent de Rivière-du-Loup (2003).

SEE:
« NonNonNon » by Paul Grégoire, ESPACE, vol. 5, n° 3, p. 23.
« Sculpture, Around and About » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #70, p. 5.