Iterations

From May 1-31, 2010, I exhibited a selection of work from Iterations, an ongoing collaborative project with Tori Foster.


The four exhibition prints are shown below. Each limited edition print is available for purchase in 24” x 96” and 12" x 48" sizes. Please contact me for more information.

Eleven Home Depots, Southern Ontario (2010)


Seven Essos, Toronto (2009)


Eight Best Buys, Southern Ontario (2010)



Nine Beer Stores, Southern Ontario (2010)

Iterations is focused on repeated built forms and their surrounding environments. Each panorama is comprised of several photographs that are composited through transparency overlay. For example, Seven Essos, Toronto consists of seven different Esso gas stations in the city of Toronto superimposed on one another, creating a juxtaposition of the common and the unique characteristics of each scene. Resonant elements, such as the bright red canopies over the pumps, constructively interfere, while inconsistent elements, such as the pavement markings and the surrounding environments, resolve in an inchoate and ephemeral manner. The subject matter of the completed work shown above are branded structures; the subject matter of work currently in production includes street furniture (Eight Streetcar Shelters, Spadina Avenue Toronto; Seventeen Sugar Beach Chairs, Toronto) and urban and suburban housing (Eight Low-Rises, Regent Park; Thirteen Single-Family Homes, Markham).

Iterations privileges ubiquitous forms of urbanity; it is a method for deriving archetypes through the accumulation of formal information. These composite moments also reveal how our visual world is organized around these architectural anchors by conflating the self-reinforcing narratives of repeated built forms with the unique circumstances of their occupation and of their surrounding environments.

On April 24, 2010, Iterations was the featured on Serial Consign.

On February 21, 2011, Iterations was featured on The Online Photographer, as part of a conversation about Corrine Vionnet's Photo Opportunities.

Selected work from Iterations has also been exhibited at Gallery TPW as part of Photorama 2009, Photorama 2010, and Photorama 2011. At Photorama 2011, we exhibited a new piece, shown below. In March 2013 this piece was auctioned off as part of Project 31, OCAD University's annual fundraiser.

Eight Streetcar Shelters, Spadina Avenue, Toronto (2011)

In December 2013, the piece above and its companion were featured in the 10th anniversary edition of Spacing magazine, as shown below.