CARPENTIER, Jacques (1945)

Jacques Carpentier, Lien, 1984. Tuyaux et coudes. 670 x 91 x 61 cm. Cimetière de La Maison Dallaire, Longueuil. Photo : Alexandre Nunes.

Jacques Carpentier is a visual arts professor at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. After studying metal construction in France (1964), he earned an MFA at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1989) and completed his technical training with courses in welding, jewelry and fibreglass. At the Confrontation 82 exhibition, he was awarded first place by the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec in the mid-size category. Known for creating tubular sculptures, Carpentier has produced works displayed at the Musée Plein air de Lachine, Parc des Rapides in the LaSalle borough and Parc Serge-Garant behind the Beaudry subway station in Montreal. This third sculpture stands seven metres tall and is made of painted steel in the form of vertical, red tubes; it is meant to illustrate the contrast between the suppleness of the natural elements and the rigidity of urbanization.

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