André Fauteux

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André Fauteux
Born March 15, 1946
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for sculptor
Movement abstract modernist Formalist

André Fauteux is a Canadian artist born in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada on March 15, 1946,[1] who now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Fauteux is a sculptor known for his abstract welded steel sculpture, which relates to Geometric abstraction. His modernist sculptures are also related to the Formalist ideas associated with Clement Greenberg.[2]

Fauteux was raised by his mother, Lyle Secord Fauteux, Nee Ferguson, in Hamilton, Ontario, who encouraged his artistic endeavors.

Education[edit]

Fauteux attended Upper Canada College in Toronto as a boy, where Vernon Mould taught him painting.[3] He next studied art at Central Technical School in Toronto, Ontario, principally with Robert Ross and Winston Laurence, in the mid-1960s.[3]

Career[edit]

Following this period of study at Central Technical School, he moved to Ibiza, Spain in 1967, where he met other artists, including Graham Coughty and Gordon Rayner. While in Ibiza, he painted and only began sculpture after his return move to Toronto in 1969. His first work was made of wood. Fauteux worked at a Toronto gallery owned by Av Isaacs in the late 1960s.[3] In 1970, he received his first Canada Council for the Arts grant. Fauteux worked with Anthony Caro (York University, 1974–75).[4] He showed with the Sable Castelli Gallery in the Yorkville area for over 25 years. In New York City, he showed with William Edward O’Reilly Gallery. In 1987, André was chosen by Helen Frankenthaler as one of five artists chosen to receive the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Awards presented at the Guggenheim Museum.[5] Also in 1987, he participated Triangle Barcelona, Casa de la Caridad, Barcelona, where he made a large circular sculpture that is now a Holocaust Memorial in the Parc de la Ciutadella. See the Category: Holocaust memorials in Spain for the sculpture titled: Memorial Camps Nazis Ciutadella: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Holocaust_memorials_in_Spain. Fauteux returned to Spain in 1990 to make sculptures at the Centre D’ART la Rectoria, Sant Pere Villamajor, Catalonia.

Fauteux sculptures are spare in form but intense in clarity of emotive force. Fauteux sculpture deals with itself and not external subjects and is a part of a modernism, which is an international contemporary aesthetic. The spaces within his sculptures suggest a space that one can penetrate visually but is held out of physically. Often there is a rhythmic quality made of repeated elements and over-lapping sections, found in a group of pyramid galvanized sculptures made in 1976 (Triangle no. 1) and in pieces such as Verve 1975, Moro 1977, and Rosalino Roll, 1977, a clean flow between the elements within the sculpture suggest passages in communication with each other, in such work as Blacksmith 1974, Empire 1976, and Fountain of Irony 1987. Fauteux has also used other materials including rubber in a group of works made in Chicago, Illinois in the 1990s; such as La Salle Loop, of gum rubber and brass. Recent sculpture has been colored with multiple layers of polychrome color and iridescent pigments, on top of coated galvanized steel and with some elements which are dipped in chrome and therefore very shiny. His art is currently represented by The Moore Gallery in Toronto, which has had shows of Fauteux's newest boldly colored and shaped paintings.

Works[edit]

Major group shows[edit]

1975, The Condition of Sculpture, The Hayward Gallery, London[6] and 1977, Eleven Sculptors, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal. In 1982–83 a major retrospective of his sculpture toured Canada's museums; André Fauteux Ten Years” organized and originating at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, which included a published catalog essay by Karen Wilkin.[citation needed]

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 1968 Two Canadians, Gallery Ivan Spence, Ibiza, Spain.
  • 1968 Salon de Mayo, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1971 Five on the Scene, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto.
  • 1975 The Condition of Sculpture, The Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
  • 1976 Dietcher / O’Reilly Gallery, New York.
  • 1977 New Abstract Art, Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta.
  • 1977 William Edward O’Reilly Gallery, New York.
  • 1978 Selections from the Art Bank Collection, the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • 1980 Salander - O’Reilly Gallery, New York. (catalogue)
  • 1986 Contemporary Sculpture from the Art Bank Collection “ Washington Square, Washington D.C. Selected by Michael Botwinick, Corcoran Gallery, and traveling to Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego.
  • 1987 Greenburger Foundation Awards, Jack Gallery, New York and the Mira Goddard Gallery, Toronto.
  • 1987 Triangle Barcelona, Casa de la Caridad, Barcelona. Sculpture; André Fauteux: "Als barcelonins morts als camps d'extermini nazi", Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Catalunya-[7][1]
  • 1988 Gallery One, Toronto. (catalogue)
  • 1990 Sculpture of the Americas in the 90s, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C.
  • 1991 Academia de Belles Artes, Sabadell, Spain.
  • 1991 La Rectoria, Sant Pere Villamajor, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2003 Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto.
  • 2007 Moore Gallery, Toronto.

Selected public collections[edit]

  • The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
  • The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa.
  • The Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Kingston, Ontario.
  • The Douglas Duncan Collection, National Gallery, Ottawa.
  • Innis College, University of Toronto.
  • The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.
  • The City of Barcelona, Spain.
  • The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • La Rectoria, Sant Pere Villamajor, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Lakehead Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
  • Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal.
  • Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge Alta.
  • York University, Dept. of Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.

Fauteux's art work is held in major public collections across North America and abroad in Spain.

Awards[edit]

  • Canada Council Grants
  • Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award (1987) Guggenheim Museum; André Fauteux, was chosen by Helen Frankenthaler as one of five artists chosen to receive the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Awards presented at the Guggenheim Museum.[citation needed]

Books on André Fauteux[edit]

  • André Fauteux, Ten Years, 1972-1982: André Fauteux, Dix Ans, 1972-1982 (Paperback, 1982), text by Karen Wilkin, Publisher: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University at Kingston, 61 pages, Illustrated, Language: English, (ISBN 0-88911-372-6)
  • Canadian Art: Fauteux, André: New Sculpture [1989]

Filmography[edit]

André Fauteux appeared in the National Film Board film on Jack Bush and spoke about Bush's influence on himself. Title: JACK BUSH (JACK BUSH [FILM]) Canada, Murray Battle, 1979; Produced by Rudy Buttignol, by Cinema Productions. NFB - Collection - Jack Bush

Bibliography[edit]

  • Denis Lessard 2004 Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon)
  • Kenworth Moffett, Abstract Art The Present Situation, Moffett’s Art Letter, 1986 The New Criterion, June 2002
  • Linda Genereux, About Art, Canadian House and Home, Feb. /Mar. 91.
  • Karen Wilkin, Partisan Review, summer, 1990
  • Linda Genereux, Artforum, December, 1989
  • Donna Lypchuk, Metropolis, Toronto, September 14, 1989.
  • Linda Genereux, Metropolis, Toronto, August 25, 1988.
  • Jordi Belver, La Vanguardia, Domingo, Barcelona, August 21, 1988.
  • Joana Uribe, Tiempo, Madrid, June 8–14, 1987.
  • Vitoria Combalia, El Pais, Barcelona, June 5, 1987.
  • Pilar Cabballeo, Diari di Barcelona, May 29, 1987.
  • Rosario Fontova, El Periodico, Barcelona, May 22, 1987.
  • Ken Carpenter, Art Post, Feb.-March, 1987.
  • Kenworth Moffett, Moffett’s Artletter, April 1986 & September 1986.
  • Karen Boots, Ball State Daily News, March 8, 1985, Muncie, Indiana.
  • Clara Hargittay, “The Canadian Encyclopedia”, Hurtig, 1985.
  • Karen Wilkin,” A Triangle Journal”, Update Magazine, May–June, 1984.
  • Karen Wilkin, “Triangle Workshop...”, The Art Post, November, 1983.
  • David Burnett & Marilyn Shiff, “Contemporary Canadian Art”, Hurtig, 1985.
  • Gilles Daigneault, Le Devoir, May 28, 1983.
  • Lawrence Sabbath, The Gazette, Montreal, May 28, 1983.
  • Joy Hakinson Colby, The Detroit News, January 22, 1983.
  • James Elliot, The Windsor Star, January 22, 1983.
  • Bill Hutchinson, The Whig Standard-Magazine, Kingston, Ont., Nov. 20,1982.
  • Terry Fenton, Update Magazine, February, 1982.
  • Karen Wilkin, “André Fauteux/ Ten Years”, catalogue essay, 1982.
  • Clara Hargittay, “Constructivist Heritage”, Artsmagazine, May/June, 1982.
  • John Russell, NEW GALLERY OFFERS SURPRISING AMERICANA, The New York Times, July 17, 1981.
  • Karen Wilkin, “ The Sites of Halifax “, Art News 1981.
  • Karen Wilkin, “ Sculpture 81” exhibition catalogue 1981.
  • Ilene Susan Fort, Arts Magazine, November 1980.
  • Phyllis Tuchman, catalogue essay, Salander / O’Reilly Gallery, September 1980.
  • Phyllis Tuchman, Artsmagazine, November / December 1980.
  • Anita Aarons, catalogue essay, Harbourfront Art Gallery, August 1980.
  • Karen Wilkin,” Late Blooming Vitality of Toronto Art “, Art News, February 1980.
  • Christopher Youngs, catalogue essay, “Bentham Murray Fauteux “, UNESCO. Paris 1979
  • Woods, Kay. "Harold Klunder, André Fauteux," Artscanada, August–September, 1979. pp. 52–53
  • James Purdie, the Globe and Mail, April 21, 1979.
  • Graham Peacock, "New Abstract Art: A survey of trends across Canada". Artmagazine. March/April (1978): page 24-27 & 57
  • John Howlan, Artists’ Review, June 28. 1978.
  • Lutz Haufschild, “ Conversation with Anthony Caro “, Arts magazine, June 1978.
  • Karen Allen, “ Rehearsal at Harbourfront “, Artmagazine, May 1978.
  • Joan Murray, selections from an interview, Artmagazine, 1978
  • Ken Carpenter, “ New Abstract Art “, Artmagazine, 1978.
  • Karen Wilkin,” Certain Traditions “, catalogue essay, 1978.
  • Karen Wilkin, “ Certain Traditions “ Artsmagazine, September 1978
  • Karen Wilkin, “ Four Canadian Sculptors “, Artsmagazine, May 1978
  • Ben Jones, Artscribe, 1978.
  • Phyllis Tuchman, “ International Sculpture “ Art in America, 1978
  • Phyllis Tuchman, Art in America, May / June 1978.
  • James Purdie, Art News, January 1978.
  • Peter Frank, Art News, February 1978.
  • Andrew Bodor, Artists’ Review, October 1977.
  • Michael Greenwood, Arts Canada, February / March 1978.
  • James Purdie, the Globe and Mail, May 28. and October 29, 1977.
  • Edda Sepp, exhibition catalogue, “ Lines Limits Projections “, The Gallery, Stratford,Ontario,1977.
  • Walter Klepack, Vie des Arts, Spring 1977.
  • Judith Tannenbaum, Arts Magazine, June 1976.
  • Richard Lorber, Arts Magazine, March 1976.
  • Carol Sutton, catalogue essay, Owens Art Gallery, 1976.
  • Lawrence Alloway, Artforum, October 1975.
  • William Tucker, Studio International, May / June 1975.
  • William Tucker, exhibition catalogue, “ The Condition of Sculpture “, The Hayward Gallery, London, 1975.
  • Edward Walker, Arts Canada, August 1973.
  • Roald Nasgaard, “ Four Sculptors “, Arts Canada, August 1973.
  • Peter Wilson, The Globe and Mail, February 1971.
  • A. Del. Castillo ”Salon de Mayo” Diario de Barcelona, June 1968.
  • Other publications include that of Clara Hargittay, “The Canadian Encyclopedia”, Hurtig, 1985

See also[edit]

See -Holocaust Memorial by County - Spain http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Holocaust_memorials_by_country

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fauteux, André - The Canadian Encyclopedia". 
  2. ^ Source #2. See Bibliography, Clara Hargittay, “Constructivist Heritage”, Artsmagazine, May/June, 1982
  3. ^ a b c Source #4: Interview with artist Andre Fauteux, by Carol Sutton, made on March 20, 2008, in his Toronto, Ontario, Canada home.
  4. ^ Source #5. Book catalog. Title: ‘Anthony Caro: The York Sculptures, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at the Christian Science Center, 1980, unlisted author, page 9, quote: “Usually he works with assistants,1. –‘Caro’s assistants in making the York pieces were the sculptors, James Wolfe, Willard Boepple, and Andre Fauteux.”,-‘but , even so, there is a limit to the size and weight that can be conveniently handled.” End quote. No ISBN number.
  5. ^ "Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award (1987) - New York Times article". The New York Times. March 25, 1987. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ Source #10. Catalog, title: The Condition of Sculpture, A selection of recent sculpture by younger British and foreign artists, Hayward Gallery London, 29 May-13 July 1975, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1975, Introduction by William Tucker, soft cover: (ISBN 0-728-70054-9), ‘Andre Fauteux, born in Dunnville, Canada’, pages, 22, 23, and 93. Photos of ‘Both Ways Now’, 1974, ‘Blacksmith, 1974, ‘Nightwatch’, 1974.
  7. ^ Photograph of sculpture by André Fauteux in Wikimedia Commons at : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Memorial_Camps_Nazis_Ciutadella_Barcelona.JPG: "Als barcelonins morts als camps d'extermini nazi", Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Catalunya

Sources[edit]

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia article by Clara Hargittay (André Fauteux)
  • Clara Hargittay, “Constructivist Heritage”, Artsmagazine, May/June, 1982.
  • FAUTEUX family of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada area -Relatives of André Joseph Lucien Fauteux, 10 Generation Fauteux Line by Carol Sutton
  • Interview with artist André Fauteux, by Carol Sutton, made on March 20, 2008, in his Toronto, Ontario, Canada home.
  • Anthony CARO: The York Sculptures, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at the Christian Science Center, 1980, unlisted author, page 9, quote: “Usually he works with assistants,1. –‘Caro’s assistants in making the York pieces were the sculptors, James Wolfe, Willard Boepple, and André Fauteux.”,-‘but , even so, there is a limit to the size and weight that can be conveniently handled.”
  • Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award (1987) - New York Times article online website
  • The Moore Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, website list of artists: André Fauteux,
  • The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, The Canadian Art Database
  • Catalog, title: The Condition of Sculpture, A selection of recent sculpture by younger British and foreign artists, Hayward Gallery London, 29 May-13 July 1975, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1975, Introduction by William Tucker, soft cover (ISBN 0-728-70054-9), ‘André Fauteux, born in Dunnville, Canada’, pages, 22, 23, and 93. Photos of ‘Both Ways Now’, 1974, ‘Blacksmith, 1974, ‘Nightwatch’, 1974.
  • See Bibliography: Karen Wilkin, “André Fauteux/ Ten Years”, catalogue essay, 1982 for: André Fauteux, Ten Years, 1972-1982: André Fauteux, Dix Ans, 1972-1982 (Paperback, 1982), text by Karen Wilkin, Publisher: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University at Kingston, 61 pages, Illustrated, Language: English, (ISBN 0-88911-372-6 )
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia article by Clara Hargittay (André Fauteux)

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