Created in 2009, Fenêtre recto-verso is part of a large photographic series that includes seventeen windows coated with a thick layer of dust that has accumulated while they were in storage for over thirty-five years. The accumulation has rendered each window opaque, depriving it of its essential function—transparency. The project will be shown in its entirety during a residency/exhibition at the Centre de diffusion et de production VU in 2011.
© Richard-Max Tremblay / SODRAC 2010
Richard-Max Tremblay was born in 1952; he lives and works in Montreal. After graduating from Goldsmith’s College in London, U.K. he pursued a practice in painting and photography. He had numerous exhibitions in the 1980s and 1990s, including one at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and at the Service culturel de la Délégation générale du Québec à Paris. From 1993 to 1998 he was a scriptwriter, designer and photo director for the documentaries Gugging, which dealt with outsider art, and André Markowicz: la voix d’un traducteur. Revealing unsuspected crossings between painting, photography and video, his multidisciplinary approach is the source of Montréal Télégraphe: le son iconographe (2000), a project co-curated with Louise Provencher, in which art and science were constantly interacting. His exhibitions Inadvertances and Contretemps were developed following a production residence at the Centre de production et de diffusion VU in Quebec City in 2003, to which he has been invited once again in 2010-11. In 2005 Joyce Yahouda Gallery hosted his exhibition Avant l’oubli, consisting of a suite of fifty-two black and white pictures. His most recent exhibition of pictures was presented at Division Gallery in 2010. A show of his photographic portraits is scheduled at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2011. Richard-Max Tremblay received the Louis-Comtois Prize in 2003.