Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Scott Johnston, Parking Blocks, 2007
Scott Johnston, Parking Blocks, 2007
2008 Open Exhibition

Scott Johnston
Obstacle

May 1–June 1, 2008
Engine Gallery
1112 Queen St W

What is the meaning of the barriers mankind
chooses to erect? Are they an ultimate dead end, a
challenge to be transcended, or a reality to be
contemplated? Obstacle is Johnston’s latest and
boldest statement about how far one can stray from
the more conventional and expected subject matter
of photography to create striking photos of
compelling originality. Despite progress, why does
humanity seem to run into a wall, usually of our
own making? Can we break through, or are we doomed
to make the same habitual mistakes? How can the
individual overcome the things that stop us in our
lives? In Johnston’s images, the answers are both
suggested and yet teasingly elusive, for one is
never sure whether the curtain is rising or falling.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.