Self-taught artists, Pierre Brassard and Marie-Pier Lebeau Lavoie live and work in the City of Quebec. Working as the artist duo Pierre&Marie since 2008, they have over thirty solo and group exhibitions to their credit. They have presented their work at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée régional de Rimouski, in various artist-run centres, in maisons de la culture, galleries and in the public space. Their work reflects a desire to offer a variety of experiences in both public art and specialized venues. Supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, their works are part of the art loan collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Desjardins collection, the collection of the City of Longueuil, PADORAC, as well as several private collections.       


Crisscrossed by the presence of familiar objects chosen for their narrative potential, our practice gives rise to different material explorations that are shaped in photographic, sculptural, sound, light, and kinetic projects. All of our work is built around a personal vocabulary that appeals to the senses, that seeks to surprise and generate emotion. Echoing the intimate and collective torments of our society, it refers us both to our lost innocence and to the ideals that bring us together. Our works reflect our interests in narrative, staging and still life. They take the form of ephemeral moments that lie between the expression of joy and the feeling of imminent catastrophe, thus joining the tenderness and the gravity of existence. Accessible through their references to the collective imagination, they reveal a reinvented everyday life, marked by tensions but imbued with poetry. Tinged by the darkness of the climatic and ideological context, they are nevertheless the engine of a transforming energy, a form of benevolent resistance, and above all, a claim to our need for wonder. 
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