Public Artwork

La Vie commune

Snowdon Metro Station, Montréal, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Lavaillante, Renée
Text author(s): 
Lavaillante, Renée
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

The drawings were located on two floors of the station, in the corridors between the docks.


Seven traffic signs with plexiglas covers and black and white drawings. These represented outlined plots of cultivated land that the artist had traced during a trip to Crete. The phrase appeared on each drawing.

Text of the artwork: 

Les gens vont et viennent tout le jour entre les parcelles

Text theme: 
Artwork theme: 
The land
Métro d’Art  Event date: 1989-1990
Event date(s): 

The Métro d'art event was organized by Galerie La Centrale (at that time, La Galerie Powerhouse), in association with the Société des transports de la ville de Montréal, and included the works of twelve female artists in various metro stations around Montreal: Raymonde Jodoin (Crémazie Station), Michèle Assal and Christina Horeau (Jean-Talon Station), Marie Fraser (Laurier Station), Khadejha McCall and Loly Darcel (Sherbrooke Station), Kitty Scott and Laurel Woodcock (Lucien-L'Allier Station), Cecile Baird and Josée Pellerin (Lionel-Groulx Station), Carole Beaulieu and Renée Lavaillante (Snowdon Station).


L’espace et ses…régisseurs

Hakim, Mona (1990).  L’espace et ses…régisseurs. Espace. vol. 6, no. 3 (Printemps - Spring) , p. 32-35

Métro d’art. Galerie souterraine

Cron, Marie-Michèle (1989).  Métro d’art. Galerie souterraine. Voir. (14-20 décembre), p. 24