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Le contour des conifères dans la nuit bleue et les étoiles derrière ma tête sont dans tes yeux
2017
Jean-Robert Drouillard

Jean-Robert Drouillard est né en 1970 à Chatham, en Ontario, et a grandi à Gaspé, au Québec. Suite à des études à l’Université Laval en littérature québécoise et en création littéraire, il obtient en 2000 un diplôme de l’École-atelier de sculpture de Québec (aujourd’hui appelée Maison des métiers d’art de Québec), où il enseigne depuis 2004. En 2002, il participe à la fondation de la Co-Op Le Bloc5, un atelier de production artistique situé à Limoilou, Québec. Il présente des expositions individuelles notamment au MNBAQ, au centre d’exposition Circa, aux galeries Lacerte et Art Mûr et au Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. On trouve ses œuvres d’art public à Gaspé, Québec, Longueuil, Montréal ou encore à Cap-Tourmente. Il est représenté par la galerie Art Mûr, à Montréal.

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Category
Installation, Sculpture
Acquisition mode
Donation
Source mention
Donation of Quebec City to Montreal for the 375th Anniversary of Montreal
Materials
aluminum, bronze, DEL, light-emitting diode (LED)
Overall size
Height: 4,6 m
Technique(s)
brushed, burnished, cast, laser cut out, moulded, painted, sand-cast, sculpted
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Location
Location
Location
Promenade de la Ville-de-Québec, between Guido-Nincheri and Marie-Victorin parks
Localization
Carrefour Pie-IX – Sherbrooke
Tours
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Botanical Garden
  • 12 Artworks
  • 1h30min
  • Botanical Garden entrance
  • Pie IX metro station

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Artwork description

Positioned on the Promenade de la Ville-de-Québec, which provides a crossing between the Guido-Nincheri and Marie-Victorin parks, this sculptural grouping represents the ties between Québec City and Montréal.

Four bronze teenage figures, dressed in sports uniforms, stand on tall pedestals inspired by classical columns. They are part of an imaginary team whose uniform numbers represent great moments in Québec history: the foundation of the town of Québec (1608), the foundation of Montréal (1642), the Montreal World Fair, Expo 67 (1967), and the Montréal Olympic Games (1976). Each cast-aluminum column is embossed with artistic symbols inspired by Laurentian and Northern nature. At night, the work is illuminated at eye level by lights inside the pedestals. With a nod to sport, history, and nature, Jean-Robert Drouillard makes a gesture intended to both underline and preserve the collective memory and establish a connection with the institutional intersection formed of Espace pour la vie, Olympic Park, and the Musée Dufresne-Nincheri.

This work is consistent with Drouillard’s artistic approach. By using the technique of wood carving, he associates his practice with traditional art and religious statuary. In this presentation of bronze figures on columns, he appropriates the codes of commemorative sculpture to offer a deeply significant piece of contemporary art.

In 2015, the Ville de Québec launched a public-art competition with the objective of making a gift of an important artwork for Montréal’s 375th anniversary. The artwork was designed specially for the new Promenade de la Ville-de-Québec. This green space, surrounded by the Jardin botanique d’Espace pour la vie, the Olympic Park, and the Musée Dufresne-Nincheri, was newly landscaped as part of the redevelopment of the Pie-IX–Sherbrooke intersection.