Complexe Desjardins is pleased to welcome Jean-François Roy and Sébastien Gaudette, two young Montréal artists who work with paper, as part of a residency program.
CRÉER DES PONTS is a major initiative by the organization Art Souterrain, in partnership with the Ville de Montréal, that offers emerging artists a studio for 3 months at the heart of the city’s downtown core.
Thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between the real estate sector and the visual arts community, some 30 vacant stores will be transformed into exhibition, meeting and creative spaces for 60 artists in residence.
At Complexe Desjardins, the vacant space next to the 5ième Avenue store will be transformed into an artist residence and public meeting place. It will be occupied by two Québec contemporary visual artists at alternating times: Jean-François Roy and Sébastien Gaudette.
Official launch, open house, Thursday, July 22, starting at 5 p.m.
Jean-François Roy is a Montréal artist and graduate of McGill University’s Architecture School. His artistic explorations focus on the different ways origami can be used as an architectural element.
Sébastien Gaudette takes his inspiration from the medium of paper. Exploring the myriad facets of crumpled paper, he uses it to create perfect trompe-l’œil pieces that mix drawing and sculpture.
Artists’ schedules at Complexe Desjardins (subject to change without notice)
Tuesday 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Sébastien Gaudette
Wednesday 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Jean-François Roy
Thursday 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Jean-François Roy
Friday 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Jean-François Roy
Saturday 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Sébastien Gaudette
Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Sébastien Gaudette