September 20 - November 4, 2017

IN MONTREAL — 6345, boul. Saint-Laurent H2S 3C3

September 20 - November 4, 2017

Yves Trudeau – Selected Works (1960-2005)

Opening: Wednesday, Septembre 20, at 5pm

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Lacerte art contemporain (Montréal) presents the exhibition: Yves Trudeau – Selected Works (1960 – 2005). The event brings together a selection of works, known or unpublished, of the sculptor. Come to the opening to pay tribute to the artist Yves Trudeau, a man of “iron and wood” … Come and appreciate the diversity of the work of one of the most important sculpture pillars of our cultural heritage.

The exhibition highlights the prolific and huge work of the sculptor Yves Trudeau. His professional activities have evolved as much on the creative side as on the social side. Sculptor, professor, engaged researcher and theorist, his career highlights a sculptural production that can be divided into 6 major periods: Figuration (1950 – 62); Abstraction (1959 – 66); Irons and wood (1960 – 67); Hard Edge and Minimalism (1969 – 87); Parvis and portals (1988 – 2005) and finally the Vestige series, from 2005 to the present day.

Yves Trudeau was born in Montreal in 1930, where he lives and works. After completing his classical studies, he attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. In the early 1960s, her work was exhibited at the Canadian Guild of Crafts, the Stratford Festival (Ontario), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including Toronto: the Royal Ontario Museum and at the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO). In 1961, he founded the Quebec Association of Sculptors (the current Council of Sculpture of Quebec).

During his career, Yves Trudeau received several awards and scholarships from the Québec Research and Creation Assistance Program and was supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation. For his outstanding contribution to the arts, the Université du Québec à Montréal awarded him a certificate (1984). This recognition leads him to teaching. For several years he held a position as professor of sculpture in the Department of Visual Arts at the same institution.