Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents
Laurent Lévesque’s exhibition aux confins at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke From 3 october 2015 to 17 january 2016 To launch the fall season, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke chose to be bold by giving «carte blanche» to the artist Laurent Lévesque who will exceptionally occupy the two temporary exhibition spaces, a premiere
for the Museum and its visitors! The exhibition aux confins presents a wide range of recent works by this young Montreal artist, including the installation Friendly Floatees, a large-scale project shown here for the first time in North America. Laurent Lévesque develops installations that address the phenomenology of landscape, its possibilities and its limits. He builds spaces around the conjunction of temporal and spatial data, directly or indirectly related to nature. Objects and technologies play a predominant role, generating new dynamics within landscapes whose intrinsic qualities are brought into question by a radical fragmentation. These spaces are then accumulated and orchestrated within complex and labyrinthine systems where the landscape is structured beyond what the gaze can comprehend. It then becomes a porous device, geography, a space that, in each instance, is built up in the visitor’s experience.
Laurent Lévesque was born in Sorel in 1982 and grew up in Lanaudière. He lives and works in Montreal. His work has been presented throughout Quebec and Ontario, Europe and South America and has led to his participation in residency programs both locally and internationally.