April 11th - May 4th, 2019
The works of Shadow Architecture re-examine the architecture and military legacy of the Cold War period by using the photographic archive as material for production. The photographs, sourced from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, document the United States’ emergence as a world superpower through a representation of militarized sites, including missile launch sites, weapons testing facilities, radar stations, and arms manufacturing sites.
The exhibition works through the collection and rearrangement of selected photographs from this archive. Using hand-cut collage, assemblage, and rephotography techniques, Vancouver-based artist Michael Love draws complex connections between the militarized sites, their histories, and their embedded ideologies. The resulting survey of restructured architectural spaces act as propositions that reimagine physical and ideological spaces.
This project was supported with a London Drugs Printing Grant. Love would also like to acknowledge the support of Sharon Bayly, Yang Hong, Karen Zalamea and the International Symposium of Contemporary Art at Baie St-Paul.