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Johanne Gagnon

Moments d'atelier, 1990-2003

June 7 to August 3, 2008

Montreal artist Johanne Gagnon has devoted many years to a singular project aimed at establishing the archaeological profile of her ideal home. The project is an allegory for art-making, conceived as a reflection on the status of the artist and the uniqueness of the creative process, with no realization intended. In pursuing this artistic approach, Gagnon has shown that construction is not essential to accomplishment. Over more than a dozen years, she exhibited the various steps that go into creating a house : sketches, plans, interior arrangements, sculpture-installations, studies for indoor-outdoor openings and decorative choices, all serving to question the construction of form. This exhibition focuses on moments in the artist’s studio presented in chronological order and through them reveals a long succession of staged representations of the construction process. The Johanne Gagnon exhibition Moments d’atelier, 1990-2003, will be accompanied by a catalogue co published by EXPRESSION and Plein sud.

Opening Saturday June 7 at 3 p.m.
Presentation by Johanne Gagnon Wednesday June 18 at 7 p.m.