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F. Maurice Lemieux

Ashapmouchouan

1964
Presentation of the artwork
Initially situated at Place Victor-Bourgeau, the artwork was moved to Île Notre-Dame, then to the Montréal Museum of Fine Art, and finally to its current site, the Laurier housing project.

The artwork, which can be seen from the entrance to the Laurier Métro station on Boulevard Saint-Joseph, is composed of a number of bent steel elements that form an abstract composition. The elements are assembled perpendicularly. The artwork sits on a cylindrical concrete base with a grooved exterior face.
Associated events
The work is a tribute to Victor Bourgeau (1809–88). Known mainly for his reconstruction of the interior of the Notre-Dame de Montréal basilica, Bourgeau, an architect born in Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada, designed a long list of public and religious buildings in the nineteenth century.
F. Maurice Lemieux
After attending the École d’Arts et Métiers de Valleyfield, Maurice Lemieux (1931–94) produced his first sculptures in the 1950s. He participated in the Madrid Biennale in 1957 and created an imposing wall sculpture for the Séminaire Saint-Jean-Iberville (today CÉGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) in 1961. Between 1964 and 1971, he lived in Los Angeles, where he developed a new material that he called “aluminum foam.” In the early 1980s, he created Calcite, a permanent artwork for the De la Savane Métro station in Montréal.
Presentation of the artwork
Initially situated at Place Victor-Bourgeau, the artwork was moved to Île Notre-Dame, then to the Montréal Museum of Fine Art, and finally to its current site, the Laurier housing project.

The artwork, which can be seen from the entrance to the Laurier Métro station on Boulevard Saint-Joseph, is composed of a number of bent steel elements that form an abstract composition. The elements are assembled perpendicularly. The artwork sits on a cylindrical concrete base with a grooved exterior face.
Associated events
The work is a tribute to Victor Bourgeau (1809–88). Known mainly for his reconstruction of the interior of the Notre-Dame de Montréal basilica, Bourgeau, an architect born in Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada, designed a long list of public and religious buildings in the nineteenth century.
F. Maurice Lemieux
After attending the École d’Arts et Métiers de Valleyfield, Maurice Lemieux (1931–94) produced his first sculptures in the 1950s. He participated in the Madrid Biennale in 1957 and created an imposing wall sculpture for the Séminaire Saint-Jean-Iberville (today CÉGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) in 1961. Between 1964 and 1971, he lived in Los Angeles, where he developed a new material that he called “aluminum foam.” In the early 1980s, he created Calcite, a permanent artwork for the De la Savane Métro station in Montréal.
Detail
Variation of title
L'œuvre était initialement sans-titre, son titre actuel a été attribué par l'ayant droit de Maurice Lemieux.
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1964
Mode of acquisition:
Unknown
Materials
Corten steel
General dimensions
417 x 245 cm
Ashapmouchouan
Borough
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Building
Habitations Laurier
Civic address
465, rue Gilford Montréal, Québec