Corps et âmes / Body and Souls is an exhibition of new sculptures by Paris-born Philippe Pallafray at Musée Marius-Barbeau in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec. The exhibition opens Sunday, March 10 at 1:30 pm.

In his sculptures, that are at once elegant and provocative, Pallafray explores philosophical questions. His figurative work often speaks to a future in which AI has intersected with humans. His abstract sculptures tend to clean, minimalist lines with solid matte colors juxtaposed with areas of gleaming, polished stainless steel. His Temps Zero series, for example, points to the timelessness of intersecting rings.

Philippe Pallafray (b. 1965, France) is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec. He worked for 15 years in fine arts in France before immigrating to Canada. In 2005, he established a studio on Île d'Orléans, Québec.

Pallafray has exhibited in the US, France and Canada at the John B. Aird Gallery, the Artist Project Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto and the McMichael Canadian Collection. In 2016, he was artist-in-residence at Saint-Georges de Beauce, where he was commissioned to create the sculpture Aquagraphie. Pallafray’s work is held in private and public collections in North America and France.

Illustrated: Four Ring Temps Zero Red, 5/10, 2018

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