Graduate of the Montreal School of Fine Arts in 1970, the practice of Don Darby has long been manifested in monumental pieces and in collective projects. Initiator of the sculptures symposium in Manicouagan (1970), artist of the first hour at the Îlot Fleurie in Quebec City (1991-2007), his work was first articulated through works of public art before being promoted to a gallery and to be part of many private collections. After creating movable installations and post-industrial abstractions in the 70s and 80s, he practiced figuration, first to represent primitive men in the form of the Man and Woman of Beijing (1989 – 1993). Several dozen masks, forged and hammered out of their faces, were fashioned from metal and objects recovered during the following decade. Then, from the year 2000, he made dozens of endangered animals, taking advantage of a unique sculptural technique that he calls “spatial drawing”. Darby has taken part in several exhibitions and has been represented by Galerie Lacerte art contemporain since 1993. His sculptures are in private and public collections, notably those of the Canada Council for the Arts, Loto-Québec and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Quebec (9/21/2016 – 10/13/2016)
Group exhibition Summer 2016
Quebec (6/11/2016 – 9/4/2016)
Montreal (5/24/2014 – 6/19/2014)
(10/2/2009 – 10/30/2009)