A dress that shines bright

2015

At the entrance to Plaza St-Hubert, on the Place Hector-Prud’homme, you can now enjoy a sculpture by Louise Viger entitled Une architecture d’air.

Inspired by the many shops in the area that sell wedding dresses, now an emblematic item for Plaza St-Hubert, the artist has imagined an oversized garment made from galvanized steel sheets. It evokes both the fragility of lace and the solidity of the built environment. A small red corsage tops the sculpture and contains a hidden light which makes the work glow splendidly at night.

A multidisciplinary artist, Louise Viger has worked and lived in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie for the past eight years. Her project was selected among 20 proposals in a public art competition. Another piece by Viger, Des lauriers pour mémoire, is a tribute to Jean Duceppe and will be installed in the park that is named for him in the same borough. She also has a piece that will be integrated into the new CHUM hospital in 2016. It is entitled La traversée des lucioles.

Having works of art in public spaces contributes to the dynamism of the city. Montréal is proud to exhibit the works of its artists all through the metropolis, so that everyone can see and enjoy them.

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