GAGNON, Jean-Marie (1954)

Jean-Marie Gagnon et Luc Boissonnault, Baril baryton, 2014. Tonneau, bois, acier. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation du Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien.

Jean-Marie Gagnon holds a BFA (1981) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and is both a founding member and the president of Atelier Silex (SEE ENTRY). He has received several grants from the Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec and earned a special mention at the Trois-Rivières visual arts triennial in 1985. He created the Monument au poète inconnu (Monument to the Unknown Poet) at Place de l’Hôtel de ville in Trois-Rivières (1994) and his architecturally integrated works include pieces at the Victoriaville recovery operations centre (1990) and at the École secteur des Forges (1989) in Trois-Rivières. Made from stone, marble, granite and limestone, Gagnon’s sculptures are reflections upon time, duration, transformation, change, aging, deterioration, obliteration – what the artist calls “une archéologie du temps present” (“an archaeology of the present”).