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Final Gallery Paper Neelakantan Final Gallery Paper Guy Laramée is a Canadian contemporary artist, who self-classifies himself as an artist that fits within the bracket interdisciplinary-styled arts (“Biography”). In the span of thirty- years, Laramée has created various works in numerous disciplines that range from: theater writing, contemporary music composition, literature and sculpting. He has also received more than thirty arts grants and was awarded the Canada Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition (“Biography”). His work has been presented in United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Latin America. In addition, he was the artistic director of PluraMuses, a company devoted to producing multi-disciplinary works and was also involved in the Meduse cooperative in Quebec City (“Biography”). Alongside his artistic practice, he has pursued investigation in the field of anthropology and ethnomusicology (“Biography”). Although his art works have been presented in museums and galleries, its appearance in the context of gallery exhibitions is relatively a new mark (2004). Nevertheless, at the end of 2011 his work will have been included in 15 solo and more than 20 collective shows- Half of these have been in international exhibits (“Biography”). “Dragon over the Clouds” is a majestic representational sculpture from the gallery Les Livres-Lumiere, by artist, Guy Laramée. It represents a profoundly moving insight into the artist’s opinion on ‘knowledge’, whilst paying ode to the timeless quality of nature- depicted by a modernist approach to sculptural land art. A Webster dictionary, inks, pigments, plexiglass, wood and LEDs, were used collaboratively to create the three-dimensional, contemporary (~interdisciplinary) piece of modern fine art (Laramée). Its cross-disciplinary style is a defining characteristic of contemporary art that engages artists from a variety of practices – visual arts, 1
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Final Gallery Paper Neelakantan dance, music, etc. – to study in a thoroughly interdisciplinary context (“What is Interdisciplinary Art?”). The sculpture itself is composed of two prime components: A large Webster dictionary that has a stunning mountainous landscape carved across in a downward slope, and a cloud-like floor that the carved book rests on. The mountain is given real-to-life qualities with its smooth ridges, use of dull colors, and glistening highlights on its rocky slopes.
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