Rick Lapointe

The works of Kingston-based sculptor Rick Lapointe are held in numerous private collections in Canada, the United States, and Australia. His sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions, at the Interior Design Show (Toronto), at the Gananoque & Oeno Gallery Sculpture Parks, and have been featured in a major Hollywood blockbuster. A self-taught artist raised in Montreal with a background in fine woodworking and blacksmithing, Lapointe is captivated by the malleability of steel and explores the unpredictable principles of deconstruction, accident and balance.

When viewers consider metal sculpture, it is often with the idea that welding is an industrial process and is therefore obliged to produce industrial forms; however, I like to improvise with steel. By using manufactured steel parts in an abstract way, I have created an expressionist assemblage exploring the unpredictable principles of deconstruction, accident, and balance, demonstrating the inevitable outcome of order.

 

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  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST BERNARD CLARK FACES OFF AGAINST SCULPTOR RICK LAPOINTE Photo + Steel Bernard Clark Music Portfolio / Rick Lapointe Steel Sculpture April 14 to May 24, 2015 Studio22 Open Gallery In 2013, Bernard Clark introduced a new series of portrait work (after his remarkable “Tatto Portraits”) that focused on Kingston Artists.  The subjects […]