Rosalie D. Gagné


ExCroissance | 2017

Photo : Charles-Frédérick Ouellet


Rosalie D. Gagné



ExCroissance is an inflatable organic structure that grafts itself to Relais Routier Petit in the way a fungus would grow on a tree. ExCroissance give the impression of a strange parasitic growth appearing on the building. Not without recalling the science-fiction universe, the use of this ambiguous organic form amazes and destabilizes the viewer. By way of its size and location, the structure, which is visible from the highway, is a nod to the various monumental and bizarre structures that are found on this section of the Highway 20.

The work of Rosalie D. Gagné is rooted in the phenomenology of materials and perceptions. In her works, she is interested in the relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm, between individual and collective dreams, as well as links between technological development and nature. For years, the artist has been inspired by what is called “reactive” architecture, exploring the way in which natural and artificial systems are integrated. At the heart of this reflection, which evokes a combination of anxiety and hope, resides a utopia where the artificial world and natural processes are in harmony.


œuvres antérieures


2007 | 300 x 320 x 320 cm | photo Guy L’Heureux

Parisian Laundry, Montreal.

Règne artificiel II

2009 | 2010 | dimensions variable | photo Guy L’Heureux


2006 | 65 x 65 cm | photo J-F Lamoureux