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Raymond GERVAIS



Raymond Gervais was born in Montréal where he lives and works.

Since 1973, Raymond Gervais has been involved in the world of music by bringing together visual arts and music in installations, videos and performances. A member of the Québec Phonothèque, CBC host, he has participated actively in conserving our musical heritage, particularly jazz, classical and contemporary music. He is a musician, has organized concerts, taught and composed music while moderating workshops and conferences. He is a collector of music and related objects, recreating and creating stories though astonishing analogies.

Gervais is of course interested in the world of music because of its sound dimension, but also for the visual elements of "vinyls", their plastic dream like quality. As curator, he has in fact explored the relationships of record jackets and photography during the PHONO PHOTO exhibition, Carte grise à Raymond Gervais in Dazibao in 2001. He participated with other artists in Aurora Borealis during the Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1985 and in the important anthology Broken Music, presented in 1990 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. On this occasion, he elaborated, in cooperation with Irene F. Whittome and Rober Racine, the Trio pour Samuel Beckett, a book-disk combining music and voice, text and images. Raymond Gervais has mostly exhibited in Canada and in Europe and his works can be found at the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, at the Ontario Art Gallery as well as at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

 

 

Raymond Gervais
Tombeau (Mathias Grünewald via Paul Hindemith)
2000
Photography and collage
No 1/2
51 x 43 cm
1 000 $ (framed)

 

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