SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023, 5 PM
As part of the exhibition Light on Glass and to promote the Prix François-Houdé, La Guilde invites you to a demonstration of glass techniques with artists David Frigon-Lavoie and Jérémie St-Onge. The activity will take place outside of La Guilde's establishment, at Espace VERRE—the first and only glass school in Quebec to offer collegial glass training.
Participants will be introduced to the artistic world of glass and learn more about the fascinating work of these artists. This presentation is a privileged moment of encounter where one can observe the creation and realization of a unique glass piece. The artists and Espace VERRE's team will be able to answer all of your questions. Discover the enigmatic glass techniques and enter the space exclusively reserved for artists!
*The team is able to answer your questions in English.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DAVID FRIGON-LAVOIE (WINNER OF THE 2022 EDITION OF THE PRIX FRANÇOIS-HOUDÉ)
David Frigon-Lavoie discovered his passion for glass, a mysterious and exciting material, during his early days as a student at Espace Verre. While working as an assistant for many renowned glass artists, including Patrick Primeau, he developed his expertise in several techniques. His work explores the themes of programmed obsolescence, technological progress, and abandoned industrial structures and buildings, often incorporating metal, an emblematic material of the industrial revolution. The artist's decorative and sculptural objects have earned him several grants and have been presented at many exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario. He is the latest winner of the Prix François-Houdé.
Glass artist Jérémie St-Onge lives and works in Montreal. After studying at Espace Verre (2014), he rapidly gained expertise as an assistant in different studios in Quebec. His work questions the ambivalence of the vessel as a functional tool or an art object. By taking certain forms and concepts from ceramics and archaeological glass, he explores the role of blown glass in our spaces. Nominated several times as the jury's favourite at SOUK (2019-2021) and winner of the Archiproduct Design Award in Milan (2021), the artist earned global attention. His work was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Italy (2021), at the MAC's Auction (2021), and will soon be at the International Biennial of Crafts and Creations "Révélations" in Paris (2023).