Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents Lambert And Kay Named Piper Athletes Of The Month
Sébastien Pesot. L’anatomie du Bling 21 February through 19 April 2015
Sébastien Pesot, (détail), 2014, Impression
par sublimation sur Tri Poplin, édition unique, 1
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.
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