EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
I am pleased to announce that I am particpating once again in Toronto’s annual Contact Photography Festival. Early Sunday Morning features new architectural photographs I have made over the past three years which illuminate the rich visual texture of the city’s disappearing heritage streetscapes. The heart of the exhibition is a series of images of buildings on Queen Street. These three-story brick structures, many dating back to the 1880s, are depicted in highly-detailed, large-scale prints which highlight their beautiful, intricate masonry and richly coloured facades as revealed by morning sunlight. The idea for the show was inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1930 painting of the same name and his aesthetic treatment of similar subject matter in early twentieth century New York. Many of these late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings in Toronto are threatened today by the unprecedented pace of redevelopment downtown. Early Sunday Morning is both a photographic “cri de coeur” for these unheralded early buildings and a celebration of a century-old era in the city’s architecture.
BREAKING POST-CONTACT NEWS: Owing to the generosity of Dimitri Levanoff, master printer and proprietor of Image Foundry, sixteen of the twenty-four images in the original exhibition will be on display all summer at Image Foundry’s excellent and capacious exhibition space behind the front office. If you want to see these photographs again or if you or someone you know missed the original show, this is a great opportunity to see what Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, and Xtra!, as well as several on-line sites, named as one of the must-see, can’t-miss exhibitions of the 2013 edition of the Contact Photography Festival.
If you would like to meet me to talk about the photographs, please contact me for an appointment through this site’s contact page.