Musée des beaux-arts de Sher­brooke presents Lam­bert And Kay Named Piper Ath­letes Of The Month

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Sébastien Pe­sot. L’anatomie du Bling 21 Fe­bru­ary through 19 April 2015

Sébastien Pe­sot, (dé­tail), 2014, Im­pres­sion

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A/P. © Sébastien Pe­sot

To­com­plete the trip­tych which be­gan with his ear­lier pho­to­graphic se­ries Crash and Pav­il­lon, Sébastien Pe­sot presents for the first time at the Musée des beauxarts de Sher­brooke a multi-me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion based on the mu­si­cal, graphic and se­man­tic re­la­tion­ships be­tween sound, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and the body of the artist. Com­bin­ing fif­teen large-for­mat pho­to­graphs, two video in­stal­la­tions and an in­ter­ven­tion in situ, L’anatomie du Bling marks the end of an artis­tic jour­ney un­der­taken by an Eastern Town­ships artist who has made his mark on the Québec artis­tic scene over the last fif­teen years.

Defin­ing him­self as a “post-punk plas­ti­cien”, Sébastien Pe­sot is in­ter­ested as much in the form of ob­jects as in their con­cep­tual sig­nif­i­cance. A for­mer punk-rock mu­si­cian, he uses mu­si­cal in­stru­ments to cre­ate images which os­cil­late be­tween the fig­u­ra­tive and the ab­stract. In the pho­to­graphic serie Bling, he ma­nip­u­lates the strings of vi­o­lins, gui­tars and basses to cre­ate com­po­si­tions which tend to­wards an or­ga­nized chaos, thus bring­ing out the aes­thetic char­ac­ter of th­ese worn-out strings which for­merly served to play mu­sic. The strings evoke the lines of pen­cil draw­ings, the vir­tual dis­place­ment of the “lines” ap­pear­ing as a trace made by the artist. The “ref­er­ence to self”, char­ac­ter­is­tic at the heart of his work, is even more ev­i­dent in the me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion L’anatomie du Bling in which the artist ex­per­i­ments with the sounds and vis­ual prop­er­ties of a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als. In this way Pe­sot shows us in real time el­e­ments of his artis­tic re­search.

By means of close-up shots and skil­ful jux­ta­po­si­tions, the artist takes ob­jects out of their usual con­text in or­der to en­large and dis­as­sem­ble them. Pe­sot’s images ac­quire a real cap­ti­vat­ing power, as they can “res­onate” in our vis­ual mem­ory in the same way as th­ese stringed in­stru­ments which in­spired L’anatomie du Bling.

Born in Ri­mouski in 1971, Sébastien Pe­sot earned a B.A. in art his­tory from the Univer­sité de Mon­tréal in 1996, and a Masters from the École des arts vi­suels at UQAM in 2000. Founder of the fes­ti­val Espace (im) Me­dia, an ac­tiv­ity held in Sher­brooke to pro­mote dig­i­tal arts and cul­ture, the artist teaches in the Pra­tiques artis­tiques actuelles pro­gramme at the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke. He has held solo ex­hi­bi­tions in a num­ber of lo­ca­tions since the be­gin­ning of the 2000s, in­clud­ing the Mai­son de la cul­ture Fron­tenac, the Fore­man Art Gallery, and the Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain des Lau­ren­tides.

DanikaLam­bert and Con­nor Kay have been named the Bishop’s Uni­ver­sity Piper ath­letes of the month for Jan­uary. Lam­bert has been a scor­ing in­spi­ra­tion for the Se­nior girls bas­ket­ball team in the New Year by av­er­ag­ing 17 points in six games. The shoot­ing guards touch helped lead her team to a 5-1 record in Jan­uary. The Sher­brooke res­i­dent has also stepped up her de­fen­sive play along the way and picked up sev­eral re­bounds for her small size. The 16-year old has be­come a three­p­oint threat for the Pipers by av­er­ag­ing three per game. The Grade 11 stu­dent works just as hard in the class­room where she sits on the Hon­our Roll List.

Kay has been the back­bone for the Galt Swim Team by win­ning three races in the but­ter­fly and free style com­pe­ti­tions in the ju­nior level. The grade 9 stu­dent also placed sec­ond in the back­stroke, 200 me­tre and 50 me­tre races. The 14-year old is one of the hard­est work­ers in prac­tice and brings a great at­ti­tude with him to the pool ev­ery­day. The St. Catherine de Hat­ley res­i­dent has been a mem­ber of the Piper Swim Team for three years now so his lead­er­ship and work ethic will be counted on in the fi­nal two meets of the sea­son.

by mail to: Excel in the Estrie! c/o Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, 100-257 Queen, Sher­brooke, QC J1M 1K7 For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact, Jenny Mé­nard, Make Way for YOUth/Des­jardins Migration Agent, at mwfy@ town­ship­pers.qc.ca, 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-5665717), or visit www.town­ship­pers.org.

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