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Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play to Open at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Beats and Butterflies, 2006. Sound installation: piano, aluminum insulating tape, solenoids, motion detectors, relays, microcontrollers, transformers, miscellaneous subjects. 163 C 144 X 226 cm. Collection of the Musee d'art Contemporain de Montreal. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay.
HAMILTON.- Montreal artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier has been active on the contemporary art scene since the mid-1990s, when he quickly gained recognition for the inventiveness of his work. The kinetic installations that have emerged from his exploration of the acoustic and metaphorical potential of the found object combine humour and poetry in a highly rigorous investigative approach. With an ingenuity seldom seen, they bring together the notions of order and chaos, permanence and fragility, performance and gratuitousness.

Born in Matane, Jean-Pierre Gauthier lives and works in Montreal. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, in Quebec and the rest of Canada, in the United States and in Europe. In 2004 he was the winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award, and in 2005 he received the Victor-Martyn-Lynch-Staunton Award, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts to an artist in mid-career.



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December 30, 2008

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to Open Kees Van Dongen: A Fauve in the City

National Gallery of Art to Show Corot to Monet Next Summer

Max Ernst in the Garden of Nymph Ancolie on View at the Menil Collection

Setting the Stage: Twentieth-Century Theater Models on View at Bruce Museum

Carnegie Museum of Art to Open Matsubara: A Celebration in Pittsburgh in 2009

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Founder and Director Alanna Heiss to Retire

Amalias Street 5a by Inta Ruka on View at Moderna Museet

Elo: Inner Exile - Outer Limits on View at MUDAM in Luxembourg

Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play to Open at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

MoMA Presents the Films of Terence Davies from the Museum's Collection

Antony Gormley to Exhibit at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Summer of 2009

Martin Frommelt: Early and Recent Paintings on View at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

Fuller Craft Presents Only East Coast Exhibition of Craft in America-Expanding Traditions

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to Open China! China! China in February

Merseyside Maritime Museum Opens New Titanic Wreck Exhibits

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