Toronto artist and architect Michael Awad uses custom built photographic equipment, custom software and techniques adapted from military aerial reconnaissance photography to create unique images of the urban experience. The Entire City Project, initially focused on Toronto for more than 10 years, has expanded to document other cities. For his first exhibition at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Awad will present an international survey of major cities from North America and Europe, in conjunction with his installation for CONTACT at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport – for details see CONTACT Public Installations.
The Entire City Project examines the richness of the urban landscape. Everyday city life is revealed in its spatial and visual complexity. Common experiences such as a cab ride or a visit to a shopping mall yield the same dynamic energy as a parade or carnival.