Holy cow!

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Sher­brooke

They graze in a Toronto build­ing court­yard; in Regina, kids ride the one down­town; and Bill Cosby has some. They’re Joe Fa­fard’s cows and you can see one or two in Sher­brooke this sum­mer at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Sher­brooke.

Yet, in front of the mu­seum is an­other barn­yard an­i­mal: a huge rooster made of metal, stand­ing 3 me­ters high. Saskatchewan born and still liv­ing there, Joe Fa­fard’s work is a sight to be­hold. The ex­hi­bi­tion is di­vided in two parts: on one side the an­i­mals and on the other, the other facet of Fa­fard, his sculp­tures of hu­mans, car­i­ca­tures rather, get­ting to the soul of his sub­jects. No-one comes close to Fa­fard, the clos­est be­ing those of Dau­mier, the great French il­lus­tra­tor who was also a sculp­tor.

Sculp­tor ex­traor­di­naire Joe Fa­fard poses with one of his barn­yard an­i­mals at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Sher­brooke.

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