COULOMBE, Jacques (1941)

Jacques Coulombe, Ruisseau II, 1989. Tôle galvanisée et pierre de rivière. 200 x 300 x 50 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Self-described as a self-taught artist, Jacques Coulombe began his career in the mid-sixties and works with a range of materials that include iron, steel, aluminum, Plexiglas, polyester resin, concrete and wood. A founding member of La Chambre blanche, he has been involved with numerous organizations and events, notably the Association des artistes de Charlevoix, the Regard collective, the Village des arts at the Festival international de la jeunesse (1974) and Régionalisation ou centralisation des arts visuels, a 1978 symposium held in Sherbrooke. In addition to participating in solo and group exhibitions, Coulombe has completed a number of works for the integration of art into architecture (including projects in Beauport and Saint-Raymond de Portneuf) as well as several monumental sculptures. Among these are pieces at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1974), Peribonka’s Musée Louis-Hémon (1985) and the Studios d’été de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (1992).

« D’une marche à l’autre » by Josette Lamoureux Paquin, ESPACE, vol. 7, n° 1, p. 22.