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MONTREAL ARCHITECTURE

 
 

MONTREAL ARCHITECTURE

The MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM series are architecture-themed mural studies made for large scale installation, created in 2015-2016 from original transparency film photos I shot in Montreal. I use the term RETROFUTURISM because the photos used in these compositions were all shot in three of the most interesting, and most uniquely vintage architectural structures in Montreal: The Montreal Biosphere, Montreal Tower, and the underground city.

The Biosphere and Tower are both located in Olympic park, but constructed for two different events, the Biosphere for the Montreal Worlds Fair - known as Expo ‘76 - which became one of the most visually iconic of all worlds fair’s for these two architectural wonders, and the Tower for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The Biosphere was designed by none other than post-modern icon Buckminster Fuller to serve as the United States pavilion in the World’s fair, and now functions as a scientific museum and tourist attraction, and the Tower, with it’s observation deck, is a part of the Olympic stadium located in Olympic Park.

 

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY]

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 262” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 262” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 1 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 2 [MURAL STUDY]

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 2 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 216” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 2 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 216” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 2 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 2 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 3 [MURAL STUDY]

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 3 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 177” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 3 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 177” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 3 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 3 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 5 [MURAL STUDY]

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 5 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 181” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 5 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 72”x 181” [SIZE VARIABLE] - 2015

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 5 [MURAL STUDY],   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

DETAIL, MONTREAL RETROFUTURISM 5 [MURAL STUDY], TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT

 

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL SERIES

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 1,   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 1, TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 2,   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 2, TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 2,   TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL 2, TRANSPARENCY FILM PRINT - 20" x 30”, EDITION OF 5 - 2015

 

All work on this page is available for large-scale installation or can be printed by commission at smaller scale. The pieces in PAIX ETERNELLE A MONTREAL are editioned at 5 and printed on museum-grade Hahnemühle Photo Rag. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing prints or commissioning larger sizes for your project. A full catalog, pricelist and samples are available upon request.