Conciliation des contraires, 2013
Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville have worked jointly under the name Cooke-Sasseville since the beginning of 2000. Over time, they have taken part in a large number of solo and collective expositions both on the national and international scene. Of a sculptural and installative nature, the colourful imaginative works of Cooke-Sasseville, are paradoxically forms of both seduction and repulsion deploying with force through space.
Marc Fugère has dedicated himself to sculpture since 2000. He has participated in over 60 collective exhibitions in Québec and Europe. His works have been shown in five solo exhibitions, among them at the Maison du Granit (Eastern Townships) as guest artist for the 2011 season. He has also produced 6 public art sculptures in Québec and in France. His work, Résonance, is now part of the permanent sculpture exhibition at Domaine Forget.
Jack Gron is a professor and the advanced studies coordinator at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (Arts, Medias and Communications Faculty). He has taught art in Italy, England and Poland. His works are reflections of the times we live in. The metallic images he creates are observations of the world and its history.
Chase can be found in the Harmonic Sculpture Garden at Domaine Forget in Charlevoix, Québec.
Main de Maître, 2008
Claude Le Sauteur studied at L’École des beaux-arts de Québec with Jean-Paul Lemieux, Jean Dallaire and Omer Parent. Deeply-rooted in Charlevoix, he painted man’s reconciliation with nature through the use of oil on canvas, oil pastel, charcoal on paper and engraving. Although, he passed away in 2007, he remains one of Québec’s pivotal artists. The work Main de maitre, designed by Claude Le Sauteur, was executed by the stone and metal sculptor, Jean-Michel Simard. His sculptures are made from stone, bronze and copper and emerge from his innermost inspirations and from the raw materials found in the Charlevoix countryside
La lune ou le tambour, 1996
Suzanne Martel received an MFA from l’Université du Québec in Montréal (1981). She produces artwork that focuses in particular on the notions of friction and tension produced by colours and textures. Her grouped sculptures invariably allude to elements found in landscapes: forms that recall vegetation or the animal world to which, at times, are joined anthropomorphic forms with uneven surfaces.
Survivant, 1991 | Lune Bleue, 1991
Charlevoix is home to Gérard Thériault, he graduated from l’École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal. His materials of choice are wood, stone and steel. One can see his works in various sites in Charlevoix and in Québec as well as in the United States and France. His major works are Œillée sur le large, Fascination, Acrobate and Big Bang. The works seen at le Domaine Forget evoke amerindianity.
30/60-A 180 Derivative, 2014
Isaac Duncan III, a Brooklyn (NY) native and Afro-Cuban descendant, received his BFA from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree at the Art Studio-Sculpture at the University of Kentucky. He has been an artist-in-residence for Gallery 37/Archi-Treasures, Toughy Herbert Park and Barbara Gene Wright Complex, Richard Hunt Studio Center and assistant to Chakaia Booker at the Association of Visual Artists in Chattanooga (TN). In 2008, Duncan opened his own studio, Duncan Sculpture and Services, where he creates his large-scale sculptures.
Spring Azure, 2014
Bryan Rasmussen was born in Chicago (IL) in 1976. He studied sculpture and photography at the University of West Georgia where he obtained a BFA in 2005. He now lives and creates his art in Chattanooga (TN) where he has worked as a studio assistant to John Henry. Bryan actively participates in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He has artwork in public and private collections throughout the US. In his work Rasmussen explores themes of movement, tension and contrast. His art is inspired by things he finds in the natural world such as seed pods from plants that have burst or even animal bone joints.
Le Chant des Baleines, 2014
Peter Lundberg received a Bachelor’s degree in both art and mathematics from Skidmore College and a M.F.A. from Bennington College (1985). He has established sculpture parks in Connecticut, Sweden and Berlin. During the past several years, in addition to participating in group and solo exhibitions, his works have been presented in the United States, in Germany, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.
Cosmic Dancer, 2014
Terrence Karpowicz was born in 1948 in Cleveland (OH) and received a BFA from Albion College (MI) in 1970. After his graduate studies Karpowicz was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship to the United Kingdom, serving as Scholar to the Wind and Watermill Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and in Russia. Karpowicz has received seven commissions for public sculptures from the State of Illinois and his work is found in collections belonging to the City of Chicago, Oklahoma City, and the U.S. General Services Administration.
Reine du Fleuve, 2014
Doug Schatz has an undergraduate degree in art and geology from Skidmore College and he received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky in 1999. Schatz has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Watkins College of Art and Design, he currently teaches at the State University of New York in Potsdam. He is on the Board of Trustees for the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture Magazine and Sculpture.org. His sculptures are exhibited nationally and internationally.
Born in Halifax, 1984, Christopher Boyne earned a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Ryerson University in Toronto and a master’s degree in visual arts practice from Concordia University in Montreal. Zéphyr celebrates Charlevoix’s maritime history and traditions. The work is made up of three separate objects: a single blade from a ship’s propeller, an angled bollard (a thick post on the deck of a ship to which a line can be secured) and a glass Fresnel lens light beacon. Though abstracted by their orientation and presentation, the three ‘ready-made’ minimalist sculptures are easily recognized as maritime forms.
Porter la nature, 2016
Jean Brillant is a Québécois sculpture born in Rimouski, 1959. He has been creating outdoor sculptures since 1994. Many of his works belong to public as well as to private collections. He believes that sculpture can play a role in our relationship to nature and so can music. In each case, the possibilities are rich and sometimes surprising. “At Domaine Forget, I can’t help but consider music as an element of nature just like stone, vegetation, a small animal…they are one and the same. I feel strongly that this is the best possible tribute”.
Jean-Pierre Raynaud was a horticulturalist before becoming a multidisciplinary artist. His works have been exhibited for almost sixty years; he gained international recognition early in his career.
The public knows his work through his use of black and white ceramic tiles and black joints. One such work was given to Quebec City by Jacques Chirac in 1987. Erected on the Place de Paris, it was called ‘’Dialogue avec l’histoire’’. The work was destroyed rather violently but has since been rebuilt as a monumental sculpture renamed ‘’Autoportrait’’ and now sits in the park de l’Amérique Française.