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Artists Yechel Gagnon

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 invite 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. 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 aluminum, adding yet another layer of complexity to her practice.