Montréal, August 10, 2020 - The Borough of LaSalle is presenting—for the first time ever—an exhibition of contemporary art in public space. Entitled La Grande Promenade, this exhibition invites you, until October 1, to travel between two major cultural institutions in LaSalle—L'Octogone library and the Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux—to discover, along the way, 9 original and engaging works of art created by 9 Montreal artists.
Catherine Aboumrad • Cyndie Belhumeur • Bryan Beyung • Benoit Brousseau • Marjorie de Chantal • Manuel Chantre • Natacha Clitandre • Julian Palma • Rafael Sottolichio
Public art exhibition in 9 stops
From Tape Art to murals, from photographic installations to video art, the works are boldly inserted into the urban landscape, displayed on a wall, sidewalk, windows, park or public benches.
Although each work of art is very different, La Grande Promenade brings together these 9 works under the theme of wandering. A nod to our daily walks in times of confinement, the exhibition is inspired by the surrealist artists who claimed that urban wandering was an activity that could prompt an outpouring of the unconscious, the emergence of the unexpected and poetry shock. It is in this spirit that we invite you to wander through the Borough in search of these works of art.
Among them is Manuel Chantre's installation entitled Hommage à celles et ceux qui luttent contre la COVID-19 (Tribute to those who are combatting COVID-19). This sculpture in perpetual motion is made up of bands of mirrors that twirl in the wind. Illuminated with a soft glow in the night, it provides a luminous presence in the darkness. Its reflections symbolically embody the dedication of the healthcare workers. This permanent acquisition to the Borough's public art collection is intended as a beacon, a rallying point in LaSalle's landscape, a guide in the midst of the troubled times we are going through.
Artist's name: Bryan Beyung
Location: 4e Avenue and rue Centrale
Artist's name: Julian Palma
Location: 4e Avenue and boulevard LaSalle
Artist's name: Catherine Aboumrad
Location: Exterior windows of the Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux, 7644 rue Édouard
Artist's name: Cyndie Belhumeur
Location: Galerie Les Trois C in the Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux, 7644 rue Édouard
Artist's name: Marjorie de Chantal
Location: Théâtre du Grand Sault in the Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux, 7644 rue Édouard
Artist's name: Manuel Chantre
Location: Corner rue Beyries and boulevard Champlain
Artist's name: Benoit Brousseau
Location: Parc Félix-Leclerc
Artist's name: Rafael Sottolichio
Location: Outside entrance to the L'Octogone library, 1080 avenue Dollard
Artist's name: Natacha Clitandre
Location: Corner avenue Dollard and rue Jean-Brillon (near the L'Octogone library)