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wood sculpture

Sorti du bois

Forms, Volume and Space

Sorti du bois is a one-time event that will be held all through Summer 2018, which includes an art exhibition and a program of varied cultural activities and will bring together 20 creators in Deschambault-Grondines’ heritage sites of the Old Rectory and the Moulin de la Chevrotière. The event pays homage to wood in its various forms: from the raw material in its natural state through transformation and recycling processes, whether they be happening naturally or in an industrial context.

Originally used for everyday utilitarian instruments, wood is also subject to be explored and transformed by creators who either use it as their base material or as a symbolic or conceptual focus for their creations. The exhibition’s title evoking the ecosystem, the forest and the raw material itself, is intended as an expression that reflects a state of transition towards civilisation.

Viatour-Berthiaume, Contes en pantoufles, wood, acrylic and metal, 15 cm x 30 cm x 13 cm, 2012 - Photo : Gaétan Berthiaume

Viatour-Berthiaume, Contes en pantoufles, wood, acrylic and metal, 15 cm x 30 cm x 13 cm, 2012 – Photo : Gaétan Berthiaume

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Text by Marie-France Bégis in collaboration with Carole Baillargeon

From June 16th to September 30th 2018 At the Deschambault Old Rectory and at the Moulin de la Chevrotière, Deschambault-Grondines, National Capital Region

Participating artists: Johanne Benedetti, Claudia Côté, Guillaume Côté Roux, Richard Cyr et Mathieu Venière Cyr, Mathieu Fecteau, Guy Laramée, Fred Lebrasseur, Alan Meredith, Yves Paré, Anne-Marie Rébillard, Pierre Robitaille, Sylvie Sainte-Marie, Louis Saulnier, Catherine Sheedy, Karen Trask, Claire-Alexie Turcot, Viatour-Berthiaume, Bill Vincent.

Sorti du bois is a one-time event that will be held all through Summer 2018…

Panache (détail), pine root, more tan 6 feet wide, private collection.

The Amazing Carvings

of Michel Lajeunesse

Forms, Volume and Space

The text you are about to read may be short but it took some time to write. Why? Because the man I met wished to ascertain it left a pleasant impression, much as a plant would want to be photographed during its flowering period. He is the first interviewee to ever ask if he could read what I’ve written. Hence, shall I weigh every phrase, every word even! Like him, I want to make sure that this article does justice to his immense talent. I want this written page to be magical so that going through it, as through Alice’s mirror, means discovering a fabulous world on the other side.

Michel Lajeunesse‘s spiritual nourishment is provided by nature, the animals, and the forest. His father, also an artist, initiated him at a young age to drawing rather than to hockey, thus predestining him for the arts. Talent is clearly hereditary, although the son later attended the School of Fine Arts.

In his adult life, our man first engages in commercial endeavours, doing lettering, calligraphy, graphic design and illustration work to be able to feed his family. He introduces wood signs with gold leaf embellishments in Québec. A discipline for which he wins international awards, adorns magazine covers, receives media coverage including being featured on television shows. Around that time, he learns how to use gouges, studies the proprieties of wood fiber as well as a thousand and one sculpting techniques that will prove essentially relevant in future. “One cannot improvise himself as an artist. An artistic career must be forged.”

His greatest influences come from Alfons Mucha’s era, when ruled the aesthetics of lines and the elegance of rhythms and colours. It was the Art Nouveau era (1890-1914). Among his contemporaries, Lajeunesse admires Hubbell, the multidisciplinary artist who builds organic structures somewhat resembling Gaudi’s creations.  Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Robert Lafontaine

The text you are about to read may be short but it took some time to write…

Caresses (détail)

Guy Pierre

Guest Artist at the “Printemps de la sculpture” in Sainte-Adèle – June 4 & 5, 2016

Forms, Volume and Space

Adherent to Romanticism, Guy Pierre constantly seeks to extend his own limits. His work reflects the finesse and dexterity of his movements.

A native of Noranda, Guy Pierre currently lives in Laval. Throughout his thirty-five years of experience, he has acquired and developed a thorough technical training that has allowed him to sculpt wood, clay and bronze with equal mastery, his works speaking for themselves. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Denise Kouri

www.guypierre.com

Denise Kouri, Studio d’Argenteuil, 450-409-0909 / info@studiodartgenteuil.com / www.studiodartgenteuil.com

Adherent to Romanticism, Guy Pierre constantly seeks to extend his own limits…