Pascale Archambault now lives and works in L'Avenir. She composes her works using various materials such as stone, wood, steel or bronze. Archambault is attached to the human representation of which she is able to render brilliantly the strength and the sensibility. Between 1992 and 2013, she exhibited her works in several recognized institutions and participated in numerous sculpture symposia in Quebec and abroad: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Chile, Korea, In Guatemala.
His major accomplishments include the Desjardins monument at the headquarters of the Fédération Desjardins in Lévis and his copy installed since 2008 at the Promenade Desjardins in Quebec City. You can also see in Québec, CROSSED WITHOUT RETURN, located in the cemetery of the General Hospital.
Two of his public works are in the Montreal metropolis; TRIBUTE TO THE ARTISTS, bronzes made for the National Monument, and DANCE ON THE WORLD installed in the cemetery Mount Royal in the children's section. Most recently, following an order, she has installed one of her monumental works, ATIGRAVIDAD. Made of granite and bronze it is installed permanently in the city of Guatemala.
My artistic approach focuses mainly on the representation of the human body. Through the emergence of forms, I seek to express the duality between reason and the emotions that animate the deep nature of the human being. Thus, the image of the body is grasped and grasped in order to uncover the physical and mental tensions generated by a multitude of personal states. From the order of intimacy and feelings, this approach to the body tends to reveal certain facets of the complexity of the human being in his contribution and his relation to the social body.
My corpus of works includes several three-dimensional realizations of portraits and busts. In my work of sculpture and installation, my characters often present themselves in an arrangement of fragments of bodies or integrally sculpted in the mass. Executed mainly in round bump by the technique of the direct size; They impose themselves on foot, life size, oversized or on a reduced scale.
I approach the representation of the human body by placing it in an environment that I build by associating various sculptural elements that make up a coherent whole. More abstract monolithic forms can be integrated into the composition, contrasting with the figurative elements.
The rendering of the bodies is often presented by the encounter between smooth and soft surfaces and a sharp and hatched treatment of the material. I developed this technique related to that of the sketch in order to inscribe a gestural spontaneity that makes the matter alive. This way of doing things aims to emphasize the traces that life imprints on the body.
In this regard, I attach particular importance to expressiveness, hand and face rendering, and details such as skin folds and scars.
TEXT OF PRESENTATION OF THE ARTIST
The work of Pascale Archambault reminds us of the eternal foundations of sculpture ...
... by the elementary, impenetrable, mysterious matter which impassively bears the gravity of heaven and earth, and which resists to reveal its being to men; By the art of sculpture, at once brutal and delicate, that of transforming matter into form, sign, language, and communication; By the creative artist, who thinks and expresses himself with this language of rough and irrevocable sensuality - a concretization of such important questions about the human condition in these times of virtual unreality, technological marvels and unspeakable violence.
The work of Pascale Archambault samples his intimate side of the artist and the secrets of his craft: the elements and the grammar of his sculptural thought, the acidic and ironic jokes of his images, the conceptual and poetic subtleties of his stony and irrevocable language.
The atmosphere that detaches itself from the whole of his work evokes as much the workshop of the artisan filled with fragments and elementary and surprising mechanisms that the laboratory of the erudite and refined thinker.
The delicate and touching works present themselves as the dazzling result of fragments of bodies, words, facts, thoughts and judgments, which in one way or another force the viewer to overcome the spiritual absurdity of his Presence and urge him to reconstruct the history of which the work is a part.
At the precise moment when we participate in the creation - sensitized by the example of Pascale Archambault, the ancient art she practices recovers the mysterious, deep and noble power of the original material.
Text by Juan B. Juaréz
Born May 2, 1960 in Quebec City, (Quebec), Canada
1983-87 B.A in Fine Arts, UQAM, Quebec University in Montreal, (Quebec), Canada
1976-78 D.E.S., École de sculpture sur bois, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, (Quebec), Canada
2021 OUT OF ORDER - BIENTÔT HORS D’USAGE, soon, CULTURAL CENTER YVONNE L. BOMBARDIER, Valcourt, Canada
2020 OUT OF ORDER - BIENTÔT HORS D’USAGE, Casa de la cultura Janine-Sutto, Montreal, Canada
2019 LAME À L’ÂME, Centro naciónal de exposición, CNE Jonquière, Canada
2019 OUT OF ORDER - BIENTÔT HORS D’USAGE, L’Entrepôt, Museo de Lachine, Canada
2018 OUT OF ORDER, Espace Pierre-Debain, Gatineau (Quebec), Canada
2017 OUT OF ORDER, Centre d’exposition de Val-d’Or, (Quebec), Canada
2016 ÉCHANTILLIONNAGE, Galerie A, L’Avenir, (Quebec), Canada
2013 PRELUDIO EN CUATRO TIEMPO, Galeria El Tunel, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2010 TRANSPARENCY, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural House of the City of Montreal, Canada
2010 EQUIVOQUE, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural House of the City of Montreal, Canada
2008 EQUIVOQUE, Ahuntsic-Cartierville Cultural House of the City of Montreal, Canada
2006 HAND ON HEART, Atelier Blanc, Montreal, Canada
2004 OPEN HOUSE, Atelier Blanc, Montreal, Canada
1999 SOLILOQUE, Museum of the City of Lachine, Montreal, Canada
1995 D’AMOUR ET DE CUL, CIRCA Exhibition Center, Montreal, Canada
1994 REFUGEES, Centre des Arts Contemporains du Quebec à Montreal, Canada
2021 DÉJOUER LES SENS POUR MIEUX VOIR, soon, Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto Montréal, Ca
2020 DÉJOUER LES SENS POUR MIEUX VOIR, CNE Jonquière, et… Centre d’exposition d’Amos, Ca
2019 CE CÔTÉ-ÇI DU MIROIR, Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger, Victoriaville, Canada
2017 DÉJOUER LES SENS POUR MIEUX VOIR,Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger, Victoriaville, Ca
2016 BIENAL DE ESCULTURA, Museo de las Esculturas Urbanas del Mundo, Resistencia, Argentine
2013 CIRCUS, Musée du Bronze d’Inverness, Inverness, Quebec, Canada
2012 DUO, L’Avenir Maison de la culture, L'Avenir, Quebec, Canada
2008 ENCHÈRES, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Canada
2008 JOUER AVEC LE FEU, Circa Exhibition Art Center, Montreal, Canada
2007 SIMPOSIO EXPOSICION, Galeria de Arte Moderno Carlos Woods, Guatemala
2006 FESTIVAL DU RECYCL’ART de MONTPELLIER, Centre régional d’art contemporain de Montpellier, Québec, Canada
2004 LA SCULPTURE CONTEMPORAINE AU QUÉBEC, Centre régional d’art contemporain de Montpellier, Québec, Canada
2000 D’UN MILLÉNAIRE À L’AUTRE, Ahuntsic-Cartierville Maison de la culture, Montreal, Canada
1999 FEMMES, CORPS ET ÂME, Printemps du Québec à Paris, Couvent des Cordeliers Paris, France
1998 ROUGE, Centre d’exposition Circa, Montréal, Canada
1996 FEMMES, CORPS ET ÂME, Musée de la civilisation de Québec, Canada
1995 ACQUISITIONS 1995, collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art, Musée du Québec, Canada
1992 CORPS, Centre d’exposition Circa, Montréal, Canada
Grants, prices, mentions
2019 Partnership grant, CALQ et MRC de Drummondville, 20 000$, Out of order Project
2018 Finalist « Female personality of the year » Chamber of commerce and Industry of Drummondville
2017 Price of CALQ ( ~ Quebec Council of Arts and Letters ) – Designer Artist of the year - Centre-of-Quebec
2016 Encuentro Internacional de Escultura 2016, Juan Jose Castelli, Argentina,
First Public Price
2016 Bienal Internacional de Escultura 2016, Resistencia, Argentina,
Public Price Juan Alberto Garcia, Price of Poder legislativo del Chaco
2013 Travel Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, (Solo Exhibition), Guatemala
2009 Travel Grants, Ambassade du Canada en Argentina, 3ème Symposium international de sculpture, Cipolletti, Argentine
2007 Travel Grants, Ambassade du Canada au Guatemala, 1er Festival international de sculpture, ville de Guatemala
The 1st International Sculpture Festival, Guatemala Immortel, Public Price, Childrens Price
1998 Travel Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, 1th Sculpture International Symposium in Ichoun, South Corea
1997 Mention of the Jury, Public Pric
First international Sculpture Competition in Marble of Montevideo, Uruguay
1996 Travel Grants, Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, Canada, Second American Triennale of Sculpture, Resistencia, Argentina, Public Price Juan Alberto Garcia, Bank Price Nuevo Banco del Chaco
2021 NEBI, Honorific monumental sculpture – Rotary Club of Sherbrooke, Canada
2020 Model and design, Public art competition - Complexe Équestre Bécancour, Quebec, Canada
2019 COMMUNITY OF MIND, Honorific sculpture Pierre and Alex Harvey, City of St-Feréol-les Neiges, Qc, Canada
2017 Model and design- Public art competition - Hockey à Québec
2017 Model and design- Public art competition, Station de recherche en agriculture biologique du cégep de Victoriaville
2016 Les arbres sculptés du Bout-de-L’Îles, Rivières-des-Prairies, Ville de Montréal
2012 ANTiGRAVEDAD, Monumental sculpture for private area, Via SIete, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2013 Maquette, Commemorative sculpture for 350th anniversary of Séminaire de Quebec City
2012 Maquette, ''Hommage aux femmes en politique'' Assemblée national of Quebec City
2010 Pierre Stanislas Bédard, commemorative sculpture for l’Assemblée national, Quebec
2008 AU SEUIL D’UN SIÈCLE, Commemorative bronze and granite sculpture, 400th anniversary of Quebec City
2001 TRAVERSÉE SANS RETOUR, monumental commemorative bronze and stone sculpture for the General Hospital of Quebec City
2001 Dorimène Desjardins, monumental commemorative, ''Regroupement des Caisses populaires'', Sorel-Tracy
2000 AU SEUIL D’UN SIÈCLE, monumental commemorative bronze and granite sculpture for the 100 anniversary of ''Fédération des caisses populaires du Québec'', Lévis
1999 DANSE SUR LE MONDE, Monumental stone sculpture, Mount-Royal Cemetery, Children's section, Montreal
1993 HOMMAGE AUX ARTISTES, commemorative bronzes for the National Theater School of Canada Montreal
2016 3er SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL DE ESCULTURA NUESTRO PARQUES, Santiago, Chile
2016 BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ESCULTURA 2016, Resistencia, Argentina
2016 ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE ESCULTURA 2016, Juan José Castelli, Argentina
2014 BEAUCE ART L’INTERNATIONAL DE SCULTURE, St-George de Beauce, Quebec, Canada
2009 THE 3rd INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Cipolletti, Argentina
2007 THE 1st INTERNATIONAL SCULTURE FESTIVAL, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2005 L’INTERNATIONAL DE SCULPTURE de Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec, Canada
2003 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of BRUSQUE, Santa Catarina, Brazil
2001 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of BRUSQUE, Santa Catarina, Brazil
2000 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of PORNICHET, Brittany, France
1999 SYMPOSIUM OF MONTJEAN-SUR-LOIRE, France
1998 THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM OF ICHOUN, South Korea
1997 WOOD AND STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM of ROSARIO, Argentina
1997 FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE COMPETITION IN MARBRE OF MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
1996 SECOND AMERICAN TRIENNALE OF SCULPTURE, Resistencia, Argentina
Private collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina Municipality of Resistencia, Argentina
Private collection, Antigua, Guatemala Private collection Montréal, Canada
Via Siete residencias, Guatemala Municipality of Cipolletti, Argentine
Guatemala city, Guatemala Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, Canada
Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brasil Desjardins Bank, Lévis (Québec) Canada
General Hospital of Quebec, Canada City of Ichoun, South Korea
Municipalité de Rosario, Argentina Private collection, Montevideo, Uruguay
Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec, Canada Monument national, Montréal, Canada
RAAV, Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels