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A Portrait of My Grandfather

Micah Lexier, A Portrait of My Grandfather, 1994Micah Lexier, A Portrait of My Grandfather, 1994
The massive sculpture, which hangs from the atrium ceiling of the University of Calgary's Scurfield Hall, is made from 29,064 laser-cut letters "x" in stainless steel. The total number of metallic "x" [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Installation year: 
1994

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

Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy

Étienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André Brouil
The installation consists of stations featuring plates engraved with quotes from Gabrielle Roy. Each monument is installed at the exact location described in the quote. Some sites also feature five ch [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Gaboury, Étienne
Installation year: 
2008

De Marc-Aurèle à Vaillancourt en passant par Miron

Pierre Leblanc, De Marc-Aurèle à Vaillancourt en passant par Miron, 2008Pierre Leblanc, De Marc-Aurèle à Vaillancourt en passant par Miron, 2008Pierre Leblanc, De Marc-Aurèle à Vaillancourt en passant par Miron, 2008Pierre Leblanc, De Marc-Aurèle à Vaillancourt en passant par Miron, 2008
On the doors of the Department, installation in the form of a tree (elm). [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Leblanc, Pierre
Installation year: 
2008

Gateway

Warren Quigley & Millie Chen, Gateway,1997. © Marc André BrouilletteWarren Quigley & Millie Chen, Gateway,1997. © Marc André BrouilletteWarren Quigley & Millie Chen, Gateway,1997. © Marc André Brouillette
This pair of allegorical doors were created to identify the limits of Toronto’s Chinatown, the neighbourhood name for this now predominantly Asian community. Gateway is based on the ancient script for [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Chen, Millie; Quigley, Warren

Give Peace a Chance

Linda Covit, Give Peace a Chance, 2009Linda Covit, Give Peace a Chance, 2009Linda Covit, Give Peace a Chance, 2009Linda Covit, Give Peace a Chance, 2009
Several slats featuring the engraved phrase "Give Peace a Chance", translated into 40 languages spoken in Montreal. The work commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in Montreal in 1969. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Covit, Linda; Séguin, Marie-Claude
Installation year: 
2009

Glimmer

Jocelyne Belcourt Salem, Glimmer, 2000Jocelyne Belcourt Salem, Glimmer, 2000
80 stainless steel plates, screwed onto the trees [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Belcourt Salem, Jocelyne
Installation year: 
2000

Homage to Parenthood

Toni Latour, Homage to Parenthood, 2010. © Toni LatourToni Latour, Homage to Parenthood, 2010. © Toni LatourToni Latour, Homage to Parenthood, 2010. © Toni LatourToni Latour, Homage to Parenthood, 2010. © Toni Latour
Homage to Parenthood is a six-panel public art installation on display at the Canada Line Brighouse Station. On the panels are 100 clichés, idioms and sayings written in colours that mirror those of&n [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Latour, Toni
Installation year: 
2010

I am still learning

 Frederick  Valentine, I am still learning, 2003 Frederick  Valentine, I am still learning, 2003
Plate placed at the entrance of the library. The text appears in Latin, Spanish, Blackfoot (First Nation), French and English. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Valentine, Frederick
Installation year: 
2003

L'aile citoyenne

Louise Viger, L'aile citoyenne, 2003Louise Viger, L'aile citoyenne, 2003
In the hall, a wing hangs diagonally from the ceiling to the floor. It is made of 360 aluminium feathers, a reference to the angels that used to be very present in religious sculpture. A dialogue is c [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Viger, Louise
Installation year: 
2003

Laissez-moi travailler je me décompose (A. Breton)

Marie-France Brière, Laissez-moi travailler je me décompose (A. Breton), 1992
The work is integrated into the floor of the great hall, which opens up onto five floors topped by a sky dome. The ensemble features a cross made of freshwater limestone, which recalls the cross on th [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Brière, Marie-France
Installation year: 
1992

Les voyelles. « Salut Rimbaud »

Pierre Leblanc, Les voyelles, 1990
A different sculpture tops each of the columns in a colonnade. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Leblanc, Pierre
Installation year: 
1990

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

My Hall of Fame

Mitch Robertson, My Hall of Fame, 2001
Mitch Robertson's installation comments on the practices of commemoration and merchandising that produce stars and celebrities – in both the hockey and aesthetic realms. He activates the museum’s s [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Robertson, Mitch
Installation year: 
2001