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Lucie Duval

Mots choisis

2006
Presentation of the artwork
In front of a large window, in a reading area in the corner of the adults’ section of Bibliothèque de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Lucie Duval’s artwork Mots choisis sits on a white cube. Inspired by the theme of the book, it is composed of superimposed pieces of Plexiglas on which different texts are engraved. A frame and a wooden base complete the artwork.

The changing light from the window near the work reveals its multiple strata. Indeed, the words are revealed differently depending on the time of day and the viewer’s position in the space. Language and space are intermingled, as they are in many of Duval’s artworks.
Associated events
The artwork was produced on the occasion of a competition to underline the designation of Montréal as a world capital of the book in 2005–06. Whereas the winning proposition, Liber by Lisette Lemieux, was donated to UNESCO, two other propositions, Mots choisis by Lucie Duval and Les jours d’été quand le fleuve monte à l’assaut des murs by Marie-France Brière, were permanently installed in Montréal libraries.
Lucie Duval
Lucie Duval is a graduate of the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Toulouse. She had a major exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in 2010. She was represented in the exhibition Femmes artistes: l’éclatement des frontières, 1965-2000, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2010, and in De fougue et de passion, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 1997–98. She has produced a number of artworks integrated with architecture, including Mots choisis (2002), at the CLSC d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and Traversée (1998), at the Pavillon J.A.-DeSève at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Presentation of the artwork
In front of a large window, in a reading area in the corner of the adults’ section of Bibliothèque de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Lucie Duval’s artwork Mots choisis sits on a white cube. Inspired by the theme of the book, it is composed of superimposed pieces of Plexiglas on which different texts are engraved. A frame and a wooden base complete the artwork.

The changing light from the window near the work reveals its multiple strata. Indeed, the words are revealed differently depending on the time of day and the viewer’s position in the space. Language and space are intermingled, as they are in many of Duval’s artworks.
Associated events
The artwork was produced on the occasion of a competition to underline the designation of Montréal as a world capital of the book in 2005–06. Whereas the winning proposition, Liber by Lisette Lemieux, was donated to UNESCO, two other propositions, Mots choisis by Lucie Duval and Les jours d’été quand le fleuve monte à l’assaut des murs by Marie-France Brière, were permanently installed in Montréal libraries.
Lucie Duval
Lucie Duval is a graduate of the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Toulouse. She had a major exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in 2010. She was represented in the exhibition Femmes artistes: l’éclatement des frontières, 1965-2000, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2010, and in De fougue et de passion, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 1997–98. She has produced a number of artworks integrated with architecture, including Mots choisis (2002), at the CLSC d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and Traversée (1998), at the Pavillon J.A.-DeSève at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Detail
Variation of title
Les mots choisis
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Integration with architecture
Date completed
2006
Mode of acquisition:
Public commission from the Ville de Montréal
Technique(s)
Engraved; assembled
Materials
Plexiglas; wood
Mots choisis
Borough
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Building
Bibliothèque de Pointe-aux-Trembles
Civic address
14001 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H1A 1T9