Join us for an artist talk with Eliot Wright, the photographer behind the exhibition Further Along The Road, in conversation with Vid Ingelevics, Toronto-based visual artist, independent curator, writer and educator. The two will discuss the genesis of the exhibition, the motivations behind the project and the significance of the city as a subject.
Further Along The Road presents a multi-year investigation into one of Toronto’s most actively transitioning streets. A seemingly unremarkable thoroughfare, Dupont Street is situated alongside the Canadian Pacific Railway line that long ago marked Toronto’s city limits. Leaving behind its industrial past in the face of rapid redevelopment, Dupont Street epitomizes the fact that our modern, urban landscape is always in flux. The exhibition expresses the complexity of Dupont Street through intersecting narratives while simultaneously accentuating how photographs can guide and construct an understanding of place.
Presented as a part of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Featured Exhibitions program, with support from the Ontario Arts Council.
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Image: Eliot Wright, Dupont Construction Supplies, July 15, 2016 (detail)