MUMAQ presents a new exhibition: Carole Fèvre, glass sculptor

October 23, 2021 to January 23, 2022

Curator of the exhibition: Bruno Victor Andrus, PhD

The MUMAQ has announced the presentation of Carole Frève, Glass Sculptor from October 23rd, 2021, to January 23rd, 2022, its third temporary exhibition of the year following the reopening of the museum in June 2021. This exhibition highlights the 25-year career of the artist whose reputation has been firmly established abroad but who remains little known in Quebec. “For the MUMAQ, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to present the works of an artist who works with hot glass, a medium that has been absent from the program for several years, while promoting the excellence of contemporary creation in Quebec crafts. It is also an opportunity to highlight 2022, the International Year of Glass named as such by the United Nations last May,” said Perrette Subtil, MUMAQ’s executive director.

Through his sculptures, the artist tells us stories intertwined with glass and copper: “My pieces are often imagined as stagings, they tell a story or evoke a memory”. Through sculptural storytelling, the artist invites us into her intimate poetic world tinged with reflections, daydreams and memories, real or imagined.

Carole Frève, glass sculptor

October 23, 2021 to January 23, 2022

Curator of the exhibition: Bruno Victor Andrus, PhD

The exhibition unfolds according to four central themes that have intertwined throughout the artist’s various cycles, phases and periods of creation. Themes that follow her and that she pursues through time: Stories, Angels, Protection, and Duo. Featuring more than forty works from the artist’s body of work, the majority of which have never been previously exhibited in Quebec, as well as new works produced for the exhibition, Carole Frève, glass sculptor shows the evolution of each theme over the years.

Born in Gatineau, Quebec in 1967, Carole Frève moved to Montreal in 1988. That same year, she began a bachelor’s degree in industrial design at the Université de Montréal. From her studies in industrial design, Frève will remember the importance of the different stages of product development, from conception to production. It was during her studies in industrial design that Carole Frève was first introduced to working with glass through heat. While completing her studies at Espace Verre, her work was noticed by the Canadian glass community. This marked the beginning of an exemplary professional career that led her to participate in internships abroad and to exhibit her original works regularly in the United States. In addition to creating sculptural works, the artist conceived and produced throughout his career a series of utilitarian pieces which, because of their format and reduced cost, remained accessible to a wider clientele.

Victor Andrus is a glassblower, independent researcher, and art historian. After graduating from Espace Verre in Montreal in 1997, he has been awarded several scholarships and his work is now part of museum collections. Throughout his career, Andrus has combined his passion for glassblowing with his scientific interests in history and anthropology. His doctoral thesis focuses on the impact of Expo 67 on the development of art glass in Quebec, Canada and internationally. As a curator, Andrus has proposed several exhibitions at MUMAQ – Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (former Musée des maitres et artisans du Québec), including Chaud devant! The birth of art glass in Quebec (2011), Mutations. Les métiers d’art au Québec (2015) and Expo 67 revisited! Imagining 100 Years of Art and Craft (1997).

A catalog of the exhibition is on sale at the museum for $29.95 and a free downloadable app for a guided tour will be available starting November 9. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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