Raymond Girard brings ‘LEGOmetropolitan Block Party’ to Toronto

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Raymond Girard has said that his LEGO constructions are created to “express the modern absence of community in city-shaping” and that the plastic represents how cities are no longer built to last. He recently brought this project to Akasha Art Projects, and with “Block Party: The Art of Legometropolitan,” he created a site-specific installation. Laird Kay’s “aerial” photographs are a key component to Laird’s LEGO-filled exhibitions, with a tapestry also created just for this showing, which runs through Dec. 22.

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Elegant LEGO in Toronto…. I haven’t paid much attention to the yellow tower in “The Three Amuses” so here you go, with @lairdkay gorgeous aerial photography of LegoMetropolitan in the background. Take the kids – and the kids at heart – to see it (and the rest of the amuses) at @akashaart until Dec 22 (open Tues-Saturday). #lego #legometropolitan #legoarchitecture #legosculpture #legoskyline #legoabstract #abstractart #gardenfolly #legobuilder #legoskyscraper #architecture #architecturalmodels #architecturephotography #littlebuilding #smallbuilding #canadianart #design #legodesign #canadiansculptor #canadianartist #desktopsculpture #tabletopsculpture #smallsculpture #art #artist #beautifullego

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“I’ve always wanted to build with LEGO on a truly architectural scale,” Girard has said, “and the new Akasha Art Projects space gave me the perfect opportunity to weave architectural elements throughout the volumes. The colours and patterns of the 50’-0” ombré beams I’ve created was inspired by fashion house Missoni’s colours and patterns.”

See more works from the show below.

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