On Location: Selections from the Hart House and University of Toronto Art Collections
September 8–November 14, 2015
University of Toronto Art Centre
Elements of Toronto’s landscape are brought into focus through works promised or belonging to our permanent collections.
Locations range from backyards, commercial thoroughfares, provisional shelters, stately garden homes, and abandoned structures, demonstrating the push and pull between natural geologic forms, the built environment and the traces of its inhabitants.In play are the transposition of image and voice-over, the use of serial photography to evidence a line walked, the photo-sculptural negotiation of a place, and the superimposition of digital images in counterpoint. In each instance, the artwork evidences manifold sedimentations that the city collects over time. On Location is part of an wider institution commitment to examine histories of Toronto art and artists through exhibitions, public programs and publications.
We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from Manulife Financial.
Title Image: Robin Collyer, Rosedale Valley Rd, log, 2008. Colour print on paper. 102 x 127 cm.