Summer at Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

2008-04-29, from Member
Sherbrooke, Tuesday, April 29, 2008. This summer, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents two Montreal artists who have lived and worked in Montreal and in the Eastern Townships for many years: the sculptor Yves Trudeau eand the painter Tom Hopkins.

Retrospective Yves Trudeau : May 31 to October 13, 2008

With this exhibition, the sculptor Yves Trudeau celebrates 60 years of an exceptional career. He describes his work in these terms: ‘Whatever concept…the sculptor has opted for, sculpture is an art of space. The sculptor claims it, inhabits it and plays with it, with full and empty volumes. The sculptor also needs to carry out large works from time to time to verify the hypothesis imagined in small scale. Sculpture implies involvement; as much as do space, architecture, urbanisation, the street. In this sense, it is a social art.’ Born in Montreal in 1930, he held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in several group shows in Canada and abroad, namely in France, England, Italy, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia. His works are prized as much by private collectors as by museums, both in Canada and in Europe. He is the founder and president of the Quebec sculptors Association, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and received the Order of Canada in 1995. Now retired from teaching at l’UQAM, he lives and works in Montreal and in the Eastern Townships.

Tom Hopkins. Traversing the Visible : June 7 to October 6, 2008

Traversing the Visible constitutes the first solo showing of Tom Hopkins’ work in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and covers the last fifteen years of his production. Tom Hopkins describes his work in the following terms: ‘ Tension is the basis of all life. Certainly tension between two or three colours in a painting is what makes the painting vibrant, all contrasts. And of course, in many of my paintings, I am interested in the wild versus the tame.’ Born in Summerside (P.E.I.), in 1944, Tom Hopkins studied at Mount Allison University and completed his M.F.A. at Concordia University where he taught from 1983 to 1997. In 1991, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosted an important ten-year retrospective of his works. Throughout his career, his seductively textured work has enjoyed both critical and public acclaim and can be found in many important collections across the country. Tom Hopkins lives and works in Montreal and in the Eastern Townships. He is represented by Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal and by the Nicholas Métivier Gallery in Toronto. He lives and works in Montreal and in the Eastern Townships.

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, 241 Dufferin Street, is open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Entrance fees : $7,50, adult, $6, senior, $5, student. Guided tours in French every Tuesday at 2 p.m. English tours and group tours available anytime upon reservation. The Musée is supported by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and Ville de Sherbrooke. Summer schedule: from June 24 to August 31, the museum will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Source:

Lise Boyer
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