Here are some photos of a beautiful and rich collection of sculptures installed in René-Lévesque Park. This park is located on a peninsula bordered on the south side by the St. Lawrence River and on the north side by Lake Saint-Louis and the mouth of the Lachine Canal. Very nice place to admire public art and get some fresh air by the water. – Patrice Loranger
Hommage à René Lévesque (1988)
Like torches, nine cylindrical plinths of varying heights let their flames shoot skyward. All of molded cement, this work incorporates a lighting system that gives it all its strength and presence when seen at the end of the day. A “monument” sculpture, it commemorates the career of René Lévesque (1922-1987). The artist ROBERT ROUSSIL recognizes and shares in this work the desire for freedom that René Lévesque has expressed throughout his public life.
Artist: ROBERT ROUSSIL
La pierre et le feu (1985)
Public art plays a central role in the practice of JEAN-PIERRE MORIN (born 1951), who is interested in its potential to incite reflection and to generate artistic and aesthetic situations. Since the late 1980s, the artist has created about thirty public artworks that stun by their monumentality and formal beauty. Morin’s work is rooted in a deep interest for materiality and form, relating to installation art through its relationship to space and site.
Artist: JEAN-PIERRE MORIN
Vire au vent (1988)
A prominent Canadian painter, printmaker, draftsman, muralist, sculptor, film animator, theatrical designer, computer graphics artist and educator, GILLES BOISVERT was born in Montreal, Quebec and currently lives and works in the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal. His works are in the collections of Tate Modern, the National Gallery of Canada and several other museums.
Artist: GILLES BOISVERT
Détour: Le grand jardin (1994)
MICHEL GOULET is a Canadian sculptor. He was born in Asbestos, Quebec, and has been a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1987.
Artist: MICHEL GOULET
The passing song (1992)
The artist CATHERINE WIDGERY was born in 1953 in Pittsburgh in the United States and graduated from Yale University in 1975. Her sculptures beckon to the senses of viewers because of their integration of light and wind, they update the relationship between nature and human culture and encourage its integration with the environment. The artist has built more than 40 major site-specific public art projects across the US and Canada, using wind, light and water to communicate energy and respond to the unique spirit and shape of a place.
Artist: CATHERINE WIDGERY
Photographer: PATRICE LORANGER
Profile Page: https://vagabundler.com/culturists/patrice-loranger
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