April 10 — May 8, 1999

Luc Boyer
Denise Voyer

The body in all its states


Luc Boyer is presenting an installation of sculptures formed mainly of spruce trunk and of objects found in nature like field stones, wire and wild cherry tree twigs. These sculptures allude to the microscopic images of polio, a condition suffered by the artist since a very early age. Through the use of different materials meticulously assembled on a vertical axe, the artist demonstrates the blockage of energy caused by a virus located in the bone marrow.

These sculptures allude to images of wild sites; they are at the same time hard and peaceful, a place where energy and matter cohabits in harmony. Through these, the artist explores the human, the natural and the spiritual presence.

Denise Voyer, for her part, presents an exhibition of drawings, photos and sculptures exploring the body in all its states. Pieces of wood picked up on the shore of the St-Lawrence River and having similarities with parts of the human body are the starting point of her research.

Her work principally includes everyday objects which are part of our patrimony. These objects offer a history, a form, a colour, an aesthetics and/or emotional link which questions our personal memory versus the collective memory.

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