Artist presentation – exhibition – Dominic Papillon


Flesh and Truth

01.12 — 01.12 / 2012

13 et 14h30

© Dominic Papillon, Mon Épiphanie, (détail), 2012. © Diocèse de Sherbrooke

Artist presentation and guided tour of the bishop’s private chapel as part of Dominic Papillon’s exhibition

Artist presentation on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m. at Sporobole followed at 2:30 p.m. by a guided tour (1 p.m.) of Sherbrooke bishop’s private chapel, decorated by Ozias Leduc. Visit given by Mrs. Monique Nadeau-Saumier, art historian and specialist in the religious heritage of the Eastern Townships. Limited places for the visit of the chapel, exceptionally open for this activity, please reserve:

Suggested entrance fee for the Chapel: $5

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13h artist presentation at Sporobole, 74 Albert Street, Sherbrooke
2:30 pm guided tour of the Bishop’s Chapel, 130, Cathedral, Sherbrooke

With his most recent exhibition entitled Flesh and Truth, presented for the first time at Sporobole, Dominic Papillon presents a series of sculptures exploring the combined themes of the body and the sacred. With a plastic approach that follows in the wake of the pop movement, the artist explores the notion of the grotesque by drawing inspiration from the exuberance of Christian imagery from the Gothic, Baroque and Rococo genres.

Dominic Papillon holds a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts (UQAM, 2006) and a master’s degree in sculpture (Concordia, 2009). His practice is essentially based on sculpture and installation. Among his exhibitions are Collision V at the Parisian Laundry (2009) and Nostalgie du présent at the Circa exhibition centre (2010). He is the recipient of several awards, including the Jacques de Tonnancour Excellence Award (UQAM) and the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts Fellowship. He received a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the production of this exhibition.

Exhibition from Nov. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012

Video credit : Martin Guimont Editing: Gaétan Desmarais