PARCOURS PHOTO SHERBROOKE 2022-2023
The Parcours Photo Sherbrooke is on view from September 2022 to September 2023 along the walking path around Lac-des-Nations.
Admission is free of charge at all times.
Curators: Brigitte Graff and Frédérique Renaud
RENCONTRES DE PASSAGES: L’ART ET SON PUBLIC
This year once again the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and the Comité Arts et Culture Jacques-Cartier are collaborating with the City of Sherbrooke to present the Parcours Photo Sherbrooke (PPS). “Rencontres de passages: L’art et son public” is the title of this new exhibition along the walking path around Lac-des-Nations.
For this 8th edition, photographs by the artists Patrick Beaulieu, Chantal Lagacé and Jacques Desruisseaux dot the footpath. From the snowy boreal forest to the rocky shoreline of the St Lawrence River, this group of photographs highlights the encounter between artists and their surroundings. The exhibition also brings into focus another means by which these three multidisciplinary artists take up the topic of the land: by creating public art projects found in some cases in the city of Sherbrooke. Visitors are thus invited to roam the city to discover these works and round out their experience.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND THE WORKS ON EXHIBIT
A resident of Lennoxville, Jacques Desruisseaux is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores sculpture and photography. He holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Université Laval and has taken part in numerous exhibitions, symposia and creative residencies in Quebec and the rest of Canada but also abroad in countries such as Hungary, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland. Envol, which can be seen on the façade of Brébeuf elementary school in Sherbrooke, is one of his creations.
In the present exhibition, visitors can view a series in which the artist’s hands become creative matrices. He explores gesture by capturing the manipulations he carries our while creating a work of art, lingering over minor details.
For Chantal Lagacé, the city of Sherbrooke is both her place of residence and fertile ground for her creative work. She holds degrees in visual arts from Université Laval and in event design from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier, the Galerie d’art Antoine-Sirois at the Université de Sherbrooke and at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. Lagacé studies the city and the marks on it left by the people who reside there. Her public artwork Si les maisons et les arbres pouvaient parler… can be seen at the headquarters of the Sherbrooke police department.
For this edition of PPS, Lagacé is presenting a series of photographs deriving from ephemeral installations made on the banks of the St Lawrence River, where she explored their geological formations. In poetic fashion, she shaped and urbanised this rocky landscape.
Patrick Beaulieu is a transdisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Eastern Townships. Using photography, video, sculpture, installation and interventions, he explores the ideas of territory and migration. A graduate of the visual arts program of the Université du Québec à Montréal, his work has been exhibited at numerous venues in Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad in countries including Mexico, France, Singapore and the United States. The work of public art Nuée d’éclosions, found at the Maison bleue of the Domaine-Howard park in Sherbrooke, is one of his creations.
In the present exhibition, visitors can view a series of photographs made by Beaulieu during a winter excursion in northern Quebec, where changes in the landscape between two seasons can be observed.
The Parcours Photo Sherbrooke is a major cultural and tourism event dedicated to promoting photography in the Eastern Townships. It is the initiative of passionate regional photographers in collaboration with Destination Sherbrooke, the City of Sherbrooke, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, the Club photo de Sherbrooke and the Comité Arts et Culture Jacques-Cartier. The City of Sherbrooke has commissioned the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and the Comité Arts et Culture Jacques-Cartier to mount the present edition.