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Pierre Blanchette

Nacelle, 2009

Medium: Sapele, ebony and anodized blue metal
Dimensions: 600 x 1500 x 700 cm
Patron: Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine


About the Artwork

Composed of an African sapele wood with criss-cross bands of ebony and ionized blue aluminum, the work makes numerous social, historical and civic references. Inspired by the heated exchanges depicted in Renaissance-artist Paolo Uccello’s military scenes, as well as the abstractions of the urban grid as seen in Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie, Blanchette captures at once the ideological dynamics of the business school and the restless motion in the Quartier Concordia.

About the Artist

Born in Trois-Rivieres, Pierre Blanchette studied at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. He travelled frequently to Paris where he exhibited at Galerie Regards, Galerie Veronique, the Canadian Cultural Centre and the Delegation of Quebec in Paris. His works are in numerous collections including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canada Council Art Bank and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Artwork Location

Campus: Sir George Williams (Quartier Concordia)
Location: Atrium, John Molson School of Business, corner de Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Guy Streets
Address: 1450 Guy

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