Musée des beaux-arts de Sher­brooke presents

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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.

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