Presentation of the artworkSituated in Parc des Rapides, on Boulevard LaSalle, Communion is a tubular sculpture composed of two interwoven structures, one painted blue and the other painted red. Each structure is formed of four tubes attached by rings, evoking interdependence and communion among living beings and the close, sometimes complex relations that they maintain. The artwork offers a space to walk through and discover. The municipal collection includes two other sculptures by Jacques Carpentier, both made of painted steel.
Associated eventsThe work was created during Sculpture: Séduction 90, an event that took place in 16 Montréal Urban Community parks from 15 June to 30 September 1990. Organized by the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, its goal was to present “a permanent itinerary of large-format sculptures integrated with the environment of municipal parks.”
Jacques Carpentier immigrated to Montréal in 1968. He studied metal construction in 1964, and then obtained a master’s degree in visual arts from UQAM in 1989. He complemented his training with welding courses. In the 1990s, he taught art at CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal. Since 1982, he has participated in numerous public art events, including Sculpture: Séduction ’90. A member of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, he has participated in numerous public art competitions over the course of his career.
Awards and honours
- Premier prix du Conseil de la sculpture du Québec dans le cadre de l’exposition "Confrontation 82" en 1982., 1982