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Andre Fauteux

Gallery One

Andre Fauteux’s dedication to the exploration of abstract form has not wavered since the early ’70s. During this time he has moved away from a reliance on the vocabulary of formalism to an exploration of space and the translation of sculptural form within that space. With the shift in taste that has reconfirmed the importance of abstraction, Fauteux’s sculptures are now being reexamined with keen interest. In these six recent sculptures, Fauteux is predominantly working in brass, a material that exerts its tensile strength while implying a visual rigidity. By leaving the brass roughly hewn, he has resisted the temptation to allow his pieces to become merely pleasurable objects. Cut from sheet metal and welded, they refer, instead, to architecture; each is a fully enclosed upright structure that recalls a severed section.

Fauteux has turned toward a preoccupation with tight compact forms

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