Vernissage on April 13, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Montreal, March 28, 2017 – From April 13 to May 12, 2017, the Espace VERRE gallery presents Corps modulés, an exhibition featuring new works by Carole Pilon. The opening reception will be held in the presence of the artist on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m.
Nature is overflowing with extraordinary phenomena proving that the will to accommodate often triumphs in the end. For example, against all odds, resilient little plants will resist the threatening of environment of the urban jungle and grow through the cracks in the sidewalk. Humans affected by the trials and tribulations of life or the tyranny of genes will overcome their pitfalls. This incredible adaptive nature of living creatures is precisely what fascinates Carole Pilon. Playing on the precarious line between strength and fragility, she initiates a dialogue between the crude and the delicate, creating a body of works demonstrating the slips and modulations brought on by the powerful will to survive.
Inspired by the strange conciliations of the plant and animal kingdoms, stemming from either adaptation or mutation, Carole Pilon intendedly creates associations that are in theory incompatible. The introduction of concrete to her sculptural expression is a great example of this tangent, in addition to wood and paper pulp. Furthermore, the glass in her work is now voluntarily less polished, confronting it to other materials, and leading to surprising alliances.
Carole Pilon lives and works in Longueuil, Quebec. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, she began an ongoing research on the many sculptural possibilities offered by glass, which led her to take many specialized classes and workshops at Espace VERRE. Since 1986, she has exhibited her sculptures in various solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her works are part of many public and private collections. Her recent endeavours were made possible by the support of the Conseil des arts de Longueuil as well as the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Espace VERRE is a glass art creativity centre located at 1200 Mill Street in Montreal. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the last Sunday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. Exclusively, the gallery will be open on Good Friday, April 14, and Easter Monday, April 17. Admission is free of charge.
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Above: Pied nu | Photo: Michel Dubreuil
Source: Valérie Paquin