Jean-Pierre Morin has developed an artistic language entirely his own that is at once simple, original, and deeply poetic. He inhabits the four elements: water, earth, fire, and wind, to which he gives sculptural form. His art comes out of an intimate familiarity with the universe he investigates. His vision is not Cartesian; he is attentive to the surprising – to the irrational and unexpected in the configuration and evolution of a form.”
- Isabelle de Mévius, excerpt from the catalog
In showing Jean-Pierre Morin’s work, 1700 La Poste is offering visitors a unique opportunity to discover an artist known for his exceptional contribution to public art in Québec. The exhibition unveils sculptures created specifically for the occasion, situated alongside pieces made over the past decade. Highlighting the study of movement as a recurring theme in the artist’s process, it also presents a series of drawings in which the circular dynamics of torsion, rotation, and rising movement are clearly on display. The human-scale sculptures are directly inspired by qualities of light and form found in nature. Occasionally destabilizing through their deceptive appearances, the works defy convention and reveal certain paradoxes: between the ethereal and heaviness, between equilibrium and instability, between emptiness and fullnessThe exhibition unveils sculptures created specifically for the occasion, situated alongside pieces made over the past decade. .
Entre terre et ciel
To mark the event of this exhibition, Isabelle de Mévius commissioned the artist to create a sculpture that assume a permanent place in the landscape of Notre-Dame St., unveiled on March 17, 2016.
Jean-Pierre Morin was born in Saint-Anselme de Dorchester in 1951. After studying sculpture for three years at École de sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, he completed his studies at Université Laval and Concordia University. He has taught visual arts at the college and university level for almost twenty years. He exhibits frequently in Québec and Canada, and has also shown in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Paris, Nice, Cologne, Barcelona, and Madrid. Morin has created more than thirty works of public art since 1988, of which some twenty were made in the context of the integrated art and architecture program.
Le sculpteur de lumière
Le 1700 La Poste est fier de présenter Jean-Pierre Morin le sculpteur de lumière, un documentaire réalisé par Suzanne Guy qui dévoile le processus créatif de l’artiste depuis la conception jusqu’à la réalisation et l’installation d'une sculpture d’art public. Cette sculpture ainsi que deux autres oeuvres d'envergures ont été réalisées spécialement dans le cadre de l'exposition Jean-Pierre Morin Entre terre et ciel présentée du 18 mars au 19 juin 2016.
Les Éditions de Mévius
By means of its biographical perspective, this monography outlines the personal and artistic evolution of sculptor Jean-Pierre Morin. Punctuating this abundantly illustrated book, art historians Dany Quine’s and Marie Perrault’s essays respectively trace an intimate portrait of the man, and provide an analysis of his body of work as it has been unfolding over more than thirty years. The executive and artistic director of 1700 La Poste, Isabelle de Mévius, pens the catalogue’s preface.
29,5 x 25,5 x 2 cm
Art and essays
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Isabelle de Mévius, Marie Perrault, Dany Quine
Ivan Binet, Pierre Blanchette, Guillaume D. Cyr, Robert Etcheverry, Denis Farley, Suzanne Guy, Guy L'Heureux, Lisa Logan, Ricahrd-Max Tremblay