1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.

Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.

We are sociable!

to our newsletter.

Press Kit
| no: 746-03
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials

High-resolution images for individual download
Download low-resolution images

Flag black
Press kit - Press release - Tong - Yechel Gagnon


Montreal, Canada

Yechel Gagnon

Montreal, Canada, 2011-12-04 - Yechel Gagnon recently created Tong, a large cast aluminium mural for the Licorne Theatre in Montreal. For the first time, she transposes her visual language within the realm of metal work. Gagnon created organic forms evoking movement and fluidity in dialogue with the dense and solid medium and city environment.

The title of the mural Tong, is a Chinese term meaning Together which alludes to the noted adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This is undoubtedly an apt concept to associate with the Art of theatre. Indeed, a theatre play requires a strong collective effort to produce and it is as a group that we experience it as spectators.

Creating public art projects triggers many new avenues in Yechel Gagnon’s production. For the Licorne Theatre, Gagnon had to question materiality in an entirely new way in order to create a work that would sustain the harsh exterior conditions. After an extensive research period of experimenting with numerous materials, she found a technique to transfer her visual language, usually associated with plywood bas-reliefs, into cast aluminium, adding yet another layer of complexity to her practice.

Yechel Gagnon is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and completed a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Her work consists of prints, drawings, bas-reliefs and architectural installations. These different approaches and techniques invites the viewer into an enigmatic and contemplative realm. She exhibits her work in Canada, the United States and France. Gagnon is represented by Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary, Moore Gallery in Toronto and Cynthia Reeves in New Hampshire. She will be presenting a solo exhibition at the Moore Gallery in Autumn 2012.

For all their significant contribution, the artist would like to thank Alexandre Masino, Cléo Binette, Gisèle Millet, Christian Miron, Yan Giguère and the team at the foundry Atelier de Bronze in Inverness: Jean-François Gagnon, Bruno Goulet, Steve Giguère and Etienne Roussy.

Yechel Gagnon
Tong, 2011
Cast aluminium
247” x 107”

Théâtre La Licorne
4559, avenue Papineau
Montréal, Québec
Les Architectes FABG

- 30 -

Media contact