docnow 2017 / On Dupont

Artist Statement

On Dupont meticulously documents a specific moment in time along one of Toronto’s transitioning streets. A seemingly unremarkable thoroughfare, Dupont Street is situated alongside the Canadian Pacific Rail 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. This exhibition expresses the complexity of Dupont Street through intersecting narratives while simultaneously accentuating how photographs can guide and construct our understanding of place.

About The Artist

Eliot Wright is a photographer whose work focuses on the complexities of the constructed landscape. Frequently, his work explores the implicit duality of the environments humanity has created. His photographs have been exhibited throughout Canada and have been presented in notable publications such as the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, Canadian Art, and the Chronicle Herald. Born in Newfoundland, Eliot received his BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He currently lives in Toronto.

Artist
Eliot Wright

Project Type
Exhibition

Dates
June 7 – July 2, 2017

Hours
10am–6pm – Mon Tues Thur Sun
10am–9pm – Wed Friday Sat

Opening Reception
4–7 pm – Saturday, June 10

Venue
Art Square
334 Dundas West
Toronto, M5T 1G5
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