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All Our Knowledge Has its Origins in Our Perceptions

Brian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our PerceptioBrian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our PerceptioBrian Baxter & Makian Olynyk, All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our Perceptio
Abstract mural made of three circles and several geometric forms. A quote from Leonardo da Vinci appears at the top. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Baxter, Brain; Olynyk, Markian
Installation year: 
1995

Convergences

Bill Vincent, Convergences, 2005Bill Vincent, Convergences, 2005
The artwork is located at the apex of the library's main traffic area. It reveals a dandelion head on which was superimposed a reconstituted map of old Charlesbourg in different eras.The number 21 (fo [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Vincent, Bill (William)
Installation year: 
2005

Jeu d’ailes et d’échelles

Claudine Cotton, Jeu d'ailes et d'échelles, 1996. © Véronique Villeneuve
Inspired by the former function of the building, a fire station, the artist created a system of ladders that unfold into a spiral, evoking the fenestration. Wings are added to these, flight devices as [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Cotton, Claudine

Kristallnacht (Nuit de cristal)

Lisette Lemieux, Kristallnacht, 2003Lisette Lemieux, Kristallnacht, 2003
The artwork is shaped as a frieze panel and installed along three of the lobby's walls. The black frieze panel is pierced with words in French, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The cut-out first layer ope [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lemieux, Lisette
Installation year: 
2003

Lettres ès Sens

Normand Forget, Lettres ès Sens, 1993. © Centre d'Exposition Lanaudière
Hanging sculpture and four low reliefs. The hanging sculpture is an empty obelisk whose sides are pierced with an arcade. The low reliefs consist of four tilted panels featuring Braille letters, Morse [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Forget, Normand
Installation year: 
1993

Murmures dans la main du temps

Collectif C-M-R, Murmures dans la main du temps, 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinCollectif C-M-R, Murmures dans la main du temps, 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinCollectif C-M-R, Murmures dans la main du temps, 2010. © Marie-Claude LangevinCollectif C-M-R, Murmures dans la main du temps, 2010. © Marie-Claude Langevin
Murmures dans la main du temps  is a spiral sculpture. Its labyrinthine structure of woven raw material evokes movement, inviting the viewer to stroll along, carried by the words of the poet from [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Collectif C-M-R
Installation year: 
2010

Scriptura

Carole Baillargeon, Scriptura, 1994
Two sculptures representing scenes costumes for women and men are installed inside niches that face. The costumes, first cast in concrete, then covered with a woven copper strips. Splashes of concrete [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Baillargeon, Carole
Installation year: 
1994

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Lisette Lemieux, Transcription 92, 1992Lisette Lemieux, Transcription 92, 1992Lisette Lemieux, Transcription 92, 1992
The mural unfolds on the 18 glass panels of a curtain wall and on a painted drywall surface mounted on the adjacent wall. Evoking a musical staff, each glass panel features 5 superimposed words. They [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lemieux, Lisette
Installation year: 
1992

Triptyque

Betty Goodwin, Triptyque,1991
Giant ears with engraved text on the ground. The installation consists of a sculpture and mirrors attached to the wall, as well as inlays on the ground. Asculpted bronze ear is reflected in the angled [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Goodwin, Betty
Installation year: 
1991