Fine Arts
Choose a subcategory

Select the beginning and end dates of the desired period

1809
2017

See the results

Art Public

Ville de Montréal

Sort
{"title":"Bureau d'Art Public - Ville de Montr\u00e9al | \u00catre +","thisUrl":"https:\/\/artpublic.ville.montreal.qc.ca\/en\/oeuvre\/etre\/","body_class":"blog artpublic adapt jsonStored single-artwork query-off ap-no-toolbar","query_hud":null,"alternate_url":"https:\/\/artpublic.ville.montreal.qc.ca\/oeuvre\/etre\/"}
Share
Share
Guy Pellerin

Être +

Presentation of the artwork
In a passageway in the chalet in Parc Étienne-Desmarteaux, five bright-yellow elements, symbolic representations of targets, are hung from the ceiling beams. The lower part of each target is rounded and cut out in the centre. The holes in the first four targets are round, and the size decreases from target to target. The hole in the fifth and last target is cross-shaped.

The elements of the artwork create a sort of graphic punctuation in the space. They reflect the chalet’s vocation and underline strong values such as sporting spirit and achievement. The targets may be understood as a metaphor for a goal to reach.
Associated events
The work was produced under the Québec government’s Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics on the occasion of construction of the chalet in Parc Étienne-Desmarteaux.
Guy Pellerin
Guy Pellerin holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He lives and works in Montréal. He has had solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1993) and the National Gallery of Canada (2000). In 2004, he presented an exhibition inspired by the works of Ozias Leduc at the Musée d’art de Joliette. His works are in numerous public collections, including the Montréal Museum of Fine Art and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Awards and honours
  • Prix Ozias-Leduc, Fondation Émile-Nelligan, 2004
  • Prix Joseph-S. Stauffer, Conseil des Arts du Canada, 1993
  • lauréat/lauréate, Prix Louis-Comtois, 2000
Presentation of the artwork
In a passageway in the chalet in Parc Étienne-Desmarteaux, five bright-yellow elements, symbolic representations of targets, are hung from the ceiling beams. The lower part of each target is rounded and cut out in the centre. The holes in the first four targets are round, and the size decreases from target to target. The hole in the fifth and last target is cross-shaped.

The elements of the artwork create a sort of graphic punctuation in the space. They reflect the chalet’s vocation and underline strong values such as sporting spirit and achievement. The targets may be understood as a metaphor for a goal to reach.
Associated events
The work was produced under the Québec government’s Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics on the occasion of construction of the chalet in Parc Étienne-Desmarteaux.
Guy Pellerin
Guy Pellerin holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He lives and works in Montréal. He has had solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1993) and the National Gallery of Canada (2000). In 2004, he presented an exhibition inspired by the works of Ozias Leduc at the Musée d’art de Joliette. His works are in numerous public collections, including the Montréal Museum of Fine Art and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Awards and honours
  • Prix Ozias-Leduc, Fondation Émile-Nelligan, 2004
  • Prix Joseph-S. Stauffer, Conseil des Arts du Canada, 1993
  • lauréat/lauréate, Prix Louis-Comtois, 2000
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Installation
Collection name
Integration with architecture
Mode of acquisition:
Accession date
November 25 2009
Materials
Aluminum
Manufacturer
  • Fournier, Pierre
Être +
Borough
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Building
Chalet du parc Étienne Desmarteaux
Civic address
3800, rue Beaubien est, Montréal, QC H1X 2T1