An artist of the Quiet Revolution, Pierre Ayot (1943-1995) left his mark for multidisciplinary work. Alongside the major retrospective Pierre Ayot – Regard critique at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the MMFA is presenting Ayot’s Work in Progress, acquired in1986. Consisting of various items from his studio, it gives viewers access to the creative realm, with a touch of humour and self-deprecation.
Pierre Ayot, Montreal 1943 – Montreal 1995, Work in Progress, 1986, Mixed media installation, including a plaster cast, 427 x 517 cm. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Purchase, funds from the 1996 Grand Prize of the Conseil des arts of the Communauté urbaine de Montréal and Aéroports de Montréal Fund © Estate of Pierre Ayot / SODRAC (2016)