April 10th to May 8th, 2009
Colin Lyons‘ Boomtown depicts out of use industrial buildings along the Lachine Canal in Montreal. These buildings, once active centres of production, now range from serving as artist studios to empty relics.
Lyons uses etched zinc plates to print images of industrial buildings that he later meticulously crafts into fragile paper sculptures. After a set number of prints are made, Lyons solders the zinc plates themselves to make the final item in the series.
Lyons is currently based in Montreal.