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Patrick Coutu

Source

2010
Presentation of the artwork
Situated in front of the main entrance to the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre in Benny Park, Source is an organically shaped painted-bronze sculpture formed of multiple levels or branches of textured materials held up on three “legs” that form a triangle on the ground. The visually and symbolically rich sculpture takes its inspiration from processes and transformations engendered by natural phenomena. With its different circular levels, the sculpture evokes a waterfall, rivers pouring blue-tinted water onto the ground, a dowser’s wand, and – through its texture, obtained by an accumulation of materials – stalactites testifying to the passage of time. With its fluidity and its theme, Coutu’s sculpture also refers to the current vocation of the site, which contains a public swimming pool and marks a central point in the landscape. Source is Coutu’s first work of public art commissioned by the Ville de Montréal.
Patrick Coutu
Patrick Coutu, born in 1975, lives and works in Montréal. He holds a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1997), and a master's degree from the Glasgow School of Art (2003) and Concordia University (2005). Coutu has had works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Québec and Canada. His works are found in the public collections of major Québec and Canadian museums (MMFA, MACM, MNBAQ, NGC), and in many private collections in Canada (NBC, SITQ), the United States, France, and Great Britain.
Awards and honours
  • lauréat/lauréate, Prix Pierre-Ayot, 2007
Presentation of the artwork
Situated in front of the main entrance to the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre in Benny Park, Source is an organically shaped painted-bronze sculpture formed of multiple levels or branches of textured materials held up on three “legs” that form a triangle on the ground. The visually and symbolically rich sculpture takes its inspiration from processes and transformations engendered by natural phenomena. With its different circular levels, the sculpture evokes a waterfall, rivers pouring blue-tinted water onto the ground, a dowser’s wand, and – through its texture, obtained by an accumulation of materials – stalactites testifying to the passage of time. With its fluidity and its theme, Coutu’s sculpture also refers to the current vocation of the site, which contains a public swimming pool and marks a central point in the landscape. Source is Coutu’s first work of public art commissioned by the Ville de Montréal.
Patrick Coutu
Patrick Coutu, born in 1975, lives and works in Montréal. He holds a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1997), and a master's degree from the Glasgow School of Art (2003) and Concordia University (2005). Coutu has had works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Québec and Canada. His works are found in the public collections of major Québec and Canadian museums (MMFA, MACM, MNBAQ, NGC), and in many private collections in Canada (NBC, SITQ), the United States, France, and Great Britain.
Awards and honours
  • lauréat/lauréate, Prix Pierre-Ayot, 2007
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
2010
Mode of acquisition:
Accession date
April 9 2010
Technique(s)
Cast bronze; bolted
Materials
Bronze
General dimensions
549 x 466 x 466 cm
Manufacturer
  • Atelier du bronze
  • Plasto H L Industries Ltée
Source
Borough
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Building
Centre sportif Notre-Dame-de Grâce
Park
Parc Benny
Civic address
6445, avenue Monkland, Montréal