BLANCHET, Gaétan (1940)

Gaétan Blanchet, Nymphéa, 1994. Bois, acier, pierre. 15′ 8” x 11′ 3”. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Gaétan Blanchet graduated from the École des beaux-arts de Québec in 1960 and began teaching visual and applied arts at the Cégep de Rivière-du-loup in 1969. In 1998, he participated in the exhibition L’Inscription Traces et Territoires. Blanchet’s work often uses movement to evoke nature, as with pieces that move in the wind to make its effects upon material and objects perceptible. His sculptures occupy the landscape like visual markers where gazes converge, like Solstice, which is part of the Circuit Public’Art Desjardins in Rivière-du-loup. In 2001, the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent invited him to hold a major exhibition entitled Sculptures en 5 actes.

SEE:
« La sculpture, de rives en rives de Serge Fisette »ESPACE #33, p. 6.
« Une nature et une ville assiégées » de Serge Fisette, ESPACE #42, p. 31.