Tumulte Tumulte : Oeuvres récentes de Claude Millette, La Maison de la culture Mercier, Montreal. March 1995
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MontréalTumulteTumulte : Œuvres récentes de Claude Millette, La Maison de la culture Mercier, Montreal. March 1995«pH"Claude Millette, Installation viewIf, as Debussy claims, it is the spaces between the notes that define music, then it is the integration of space with the three-dimensional object that distinguishes sculpture's authenticity. In fact, the re-emergence of the object as a valid visual construct in this post-conceptual era can be seen, not as a retrogressive or reactionary shift of ideologies, but as an unrepressed reconciliation of the intellect with the corporeal. In the work of Claude Millette, space and form become the sensory stimuli that delineate this renewed sensibility.Millette's recent exhibition, Tumulte, offers the viewer an unmediated sensuous experience in the interaction of object and environment. In the dimly lit setting, Millette's steel structures not only penetrate, enclose, capture and illuminate the space but act as tangible integers within it. The glow of selective spotlights on the sculpture creates a delicate overlay of projected shadows that extend the forms along the floor and onto the walls in a provocative interplay of reality and illusion.Nowhere is this dichotomy more fully exploited than in Millette's three wall reliefs (Mascaret 1, //and V, 1994) and their freestanding counterparts set into footed frames (Mascaret HI, IV, 1994 and Les Déversements Opposés, 1995). The steel surfaces of these works have been carved and sliced up into jagged cut-outs that evoke the continuousof the exhibition Jumulte, 1995. ebb and flow of waves in an endless seascape. Although their physical materiality is contained, captured within the framing devices, the cast reflections they project defy all formal restraints and overflow into the surrounding space. Not only do these shadowy essences extend the dimensionality of the pictorial forms, their opacity - the cast memories of what once was - also seems to replenish the emptiness of the...
|Auteur :||Joyce Millar|
|Ouvrage recensé :||Tumulte : Oeuvres récentes de Claude Millette, La Maison de la culture Mercier, Montreal. March 1995|
|Revue :||ETC, Numéro 31, septembre-octobre-novembre 1995, p. 43-45|
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