The work of Francois Dallegret, a French Montreal-based artist and architect, defies simple categorization. It ranges from the design of chairs, night clubs, bars of soap, cars and machines, complex line drawings of vehicles and other apparati to proposals for shopping center and light installations.
Dallegret is best known for his collaboration with architectural critic Reyner Banham, author of “Los Angeles, The Architecture of four Ecologies” in their article “A Home is Not a House” that was published in 1965 in the magazine Art in America including the iconic drawing of the Environmental Bubble.
This exhibition will allow a new generation to experience physically these drawings more than fifty years after their publication, as well as a visual selection of his built and unbuilt projects during these five decades.
Dallegret’s body of work brings us back to a time when artists and designers were dreamers and wanted to change the world in a radical way. The comical, critical and sometime cynical aspect of his work is a breath of fresh air in a design world that sometimes takes itself too seriously, and brings back a healthy dose of poetry when it is much needed.
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