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Appointment with Claude-Olivier Guay

Saturday, February 10
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Free ongoing activity
Materia Gallery

As part of the exhibition HOLOS, in Materia until February 25, 2018, Claude-Olivier Guay will be present at the gallery to meet the public on Saturday, February 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A great opportunity to discuss with the artist, see the tools with which he works, know some secrets behind the creation and attend a small demonstration!


Québec City, January 9, 2018 – To kick start a brand new year, Materia is welcoming the exhibition Holos by artist sculptor Claude-Olivier Guay. The opening with the artist attending will be on Friday, January 19, from 5 pm.

Holos is a body of five sculptures and projections through which the artist touches on humans and animals as different avatars of the same nature. In this idea of cycle, of poetic metamorphosis, the only identity criterion is this process of transformation and rearrangement of the material. In addition to generating a specular relation to sculptures, the artist questions our current relation to nature and to the mechanisms of transformation that comprise it.

Materia is proud to pursue its mission by showcasing the work of an emerging Québec City based artist whose research and technical mastery of material explore sensitive contemporary identity themes.

About Claude-Olivier Guay
Born in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Claude-Olivier Guay was raised in the Charlevoix region. In 2013, he completed a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at UQÀM. His work is devoted to the symbolic and effective relations between humans and their environment, in the construction of their identity discourse. He is based in Québec City where he owns a studio.

Materia is an artist-run centre whose mission is to disseminate and promote research and creation in the field of contemporary fine crafts, on a national and international level.