Item P0282-09-0001 - Trees of Old Orchard Street

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Trees of Old Orchard Street

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  • [ca. 1998?] (Creation)
    Gagnon, Pnina Cohen

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1 videocassette (recording mode process: VHS) (5min., 13s.)

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Pnina Cohen Gagnon was born in Haifa, Israël where she attended the Leo Beck School. She studied physiotherapy at Asaf Harofè Hospital near Tel-Aviv and art in Montreal, Canada at École des Beaux-arts de Montréal, where she graduated in 1966. Her first solo exhibition was in 1967 at Galerie Le Gobelet in Montreal. In 1972 Gagnon published her first artist book 'Jukim and various other insects' in conjunction with her solo exhibition at the Rothchild House in Haifa, Israel. The same year she participated in the group exhibition 'On the human body/Du corps humain' at the Sir George Williams Gallery. In 1973 she designed the stage for the play 'Trois prétendants, un mari' by Guillaume Oyono M’Bia at the Université de Montréal auditorium. Gagnon’s work has been collected by several Canadian and Israeli public institutions. As of 2022, she has produced over 30 solo exhibitions and participated in as many group exhibitions. Her mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation, and writing on themes related to the natural world and natural phenomena.

  • Pnina Gagnon was awarded the Shtrook Award in 1995
  • Gagnon has been a member of the Royal Canadian Society since 2003

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The film shows a woman dancing next to tree on Old Orchard Street in Notre-Dame-de-Grace, in Montreal, then moves on to different views of trees and scenes of damages caused by trees after an ice storm. Dancer: Natalie Borelsean. Editor: David Davidowitz.

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4 copies of the video were donated but 2 were damaged.

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