BOYER, Gilbert (1951)

Gilbert Boyer, Mémoire ardente, 1994. Granit rose, acier inoxydable. Rue De La Commune, Vieux-Montréal. Photo : Alexandre Nunes.

Gilbert Boyer holds an MFA in visual arts from Concordia University (1987). He has presented many interventions in public spaces, particularly in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and France; these works take the form of engraved marble plaques [Comme un poisson dans la ville (“like a fish in the city”)] or granite disks [La montagne des jours (“the mountain of days”)] bearing poetic texts. Another of his outdoor works is Mémoire ardente (“ardent memory”), which was created to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding of Montreal and comprises a perforated granite cube containing hidden inscriptions. Over the past few years, Boyer has also explored digital works based on photographic images.

SEE:
« Which Public? Whose Art? » by John K. Grande, ESPACE #29, p. 6.
« For a Disappearing Sculpture » by Patrice Loubier, ESPACE #50, p. 6.
« Gilbert Boyer : La ficelle de Zadkine » by Laurier Lacroix, ESPACE #61, p. 37.