October 3 to November 8, 1997
LaGaan lives and works in Bromont, in the Eastern Townships. She has been committed to her art for over 20 years. She creates works of arts for the outdoors, for public or private gardens, for exhibition grounds and for interior living spaces. In the past, she has worked with wood sculpting, as well as with bronze casting and smelting. She now devotes her time to the complex assembly of bones and horseshoes by giving them a new purpose, in an artistic sense. Her true source of inspiration derives from these materials, as they are, in their true form. The artist possesses an intense fascination for the amalgamation of metals, for the casting of matter in fusion and for the sparks that come from soldering, all of which get her creative juices flowing. Upon completion of her creations, the bones or the horseshoes reveal a re-union, a union from where the pieces materialize from.
The artist creates sculptural installations of large dimensions from where a duality takes on its own sense. May it be from blending lightness with heaviness, or finesse with robustness, she focuses on the strength and vulnerability, but not just with the material, but also with that of humans. The artist leaves her own mark in this duality by using material usually deriving from craftsmen which were left in the hands of a woman.