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Marie-France Brière

Les jours d'été quand le fleuve monte à l'assaut des murs, hommage à Marie Uguay

2006
Presentation of the artwork
The artwork consists of a grid formed of book shapes and made of felt laid over an abstract composition made of marble, plaster, and sliced books. Paying tribute to the Québec poet Marie Uguay, Brière produced this artwork to meet the main constraint of the competition: the theme of the book. The artwork testifies to the sculptor’s love of working with materials and abstraction activated as a poetry of forms.
Associated events
The artwork was acquired through a public art competition launched in 2005 on the occasion of the 12th World Book and Copyright Day and following Montréal, World Book Capital. The artwork by the competition winner, Lisette Lemieux, was donated to UNESCO in Paris. The artworks by the other two finalists, Lucie Duval and Marie-France Brière, were acquired by the Ville and permanently installed in libraries.
Marie-France Brière
Born in Montréal, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, Marie-France Brière lived in Italy and then earned a master’s degree in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1989). She has been very active in public art since the early 1990s, and her work can be seen in numerous public buildings all over the island of Montréal, including at the Cinémathèque québécoise, the Société des arts technologiques, and the Palais de justice de Montréal.
Awards and honours
  • lauréat/lauréate, Prix Louis-Comtois, 1996
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Mixed Media
Collection name
Integration with architecture
Date completed
2006
Mode of acquisition:
Public commission from the Ville de Montréal
Technique(s)
Mixed
Materials
Plaster; book; felt; marble
Support
Wood
General dimensions
86 x 117 x 10 cm
Les jours d'été quand le fleuve monte à l'assaut des murs, hommage à Marie Uguay
Borough
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Building
Bibliothèque interculturelle de Côte-des-Neiges
Civic address
6767, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal (Québec) H3S 2T6