Wilf Perreault: In the Alley/ Dans la Ruelle Review

Edmonton Location

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Wilf Perreault’s first major catalogue, In the Alley/Dans la Ruelle was recently reviewed by Robyn G. Peterson for the Gazette. The catalogue accompanied Perreault’s forty-year career retrospective exhibition, which traveled from the Mackenzie Art Gallery to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie earlier this year. The exhibition is on view at the AGGP now and runs until November 1st, 2015.

Wilf Perreault: In the Alley/ Dans la Ruelle is available for sale at the Douglas Udell Gallery Edmonton.


The artistic heritage of Canada, our nearest international neighbour, is diverse and unique. Its historic trajectory occasionally resembles the growth and development of art in the U.S. (European and indigenous); yet, few Americans claim any knowledge of Canadian art. Pick up a copy of “Wilf Perreault: In the Alley/Dans la Ruelle” and allow yourself to change that situation.

The handsome bilingual (English/French) volume, beautifully designed and printed, captures the life’s work of a mature Saskatchewan artist of francophone origin. There are 12 contributors, testimony to the level of appreciation for Perreault’s work in Canada. Poets share their own work inspired by Perreault’s art. One essayist delves into Perreault’s craft processes (his master of the unforgiving watercolor medium). Other essays trace his biography. All are highly readable.

Perreault’s work rewards the casual observer of art with its apparent accessibility, wealth of details and pungent colors. For the serious art aficionado, the work prompts contemplation of topics ranging from the true character of ‘national’ art to pinning down the differences between realism and abstraction.

Read the rest of the review here.

Regina - My Perspective, A Conversation with Wilf Perreault

Edmonton Location

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Wilf Perreault has spent the better part of his life and career documenting the intimate alleyways of Regina, Saskatchewan. His work is a record of how a small city changed over the course of 40 years and serves as a reminder of what Reginans embrace in a community.

Join Wilf for a conversation about his perspective on Regina in the elegant Darke Hall in Regina, SK. The evening will take place on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 pm and will also include a showing of The Alley Man a short film about Wilf’s life and work that was produced and directed by Jan Nowina-Zarzycki.

Wilf Perreault Solo Show at MacKenzie Art Gallery

Edmonton Location

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina presents Up My Alley, a future exhibit of works by Wilf Perreault set to launch in Regina on September 2014. Up My Alley will survey a wide array of paintings and watercolours of Perreault's signature snowy Regina scenes. A catalogue and documentary about Perreault will also be produced alongside the exhibition. Up My Alley will also tour to the Art Gallery of Alberta in the Spring of 2015.

Up My Alley is generously supported by the federal Office of Canadian Heritage.

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