Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Eliot Wright, Bianca Condos signage, 420 Dupont Street, October 26, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 30 x 20.
Eliot Wright, Bianca Condos signage, 420 Dupont Street, October 26, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 30 x 20".
Eliot Wright, Dupont Construction Supplies, October 26, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 44 x 29.
Eliot Wright, Dupont Construction Supplies, October 26, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 44 x 29".
Eliot Wright, Dupont Street at Lansdowne, October 5, 2016, 2016. Acrylic pigment, 44 x 29.
Eliot Wright, Dupont Street at Lansdowne, October 5, 2016, 2016. Acrylic pigment, 44 x 29".
Eliot Wright, Former Grand Touring Automobiles, 740 Dupont Street, December 12, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 24 x 16.
Eliot Wright, Former Grand Touring Automobiles, 740 Dupont Street, December 12, 2017, 2017. Acrylic pigment, 24 x 16".
Featured Exhibition

Eliot Wright
Further Along The Road

May 1–July 31
Reception: May 3, 7–9pm

Urbanspace Gallery
401 Richmond St W Ground Floor


Hours Mon–Fri 9am–7pm
Sat 9am–6pm

Further Along The Road presents a multi-year investigation into one of Toronto’s most actively transitioning streets. A seemingly unremarkable thoroughfare, Dupont Street is situated alongside the Canadian Pacific Railway line that once marked Toronto’s city limits. Formerly home to bustling industry, Dupont currently offers everything from building supplies to boutique cafés, automotive shops to art galleries. While such diversity is not uncommon in contemporary post-industrial urban spaces, the inevitability of rapid redevelopment raises a pressing question: What will be the result of this change?

For Canadian photographer Eliot Wright, Dupont Street epitomizes the fact that our modern, urban landscape is always in flux. The street became a geographic boundary within which he could explore the notion of place. Presented as a series of personal observations marking this specific moment in time, the exhibition expresses the complexity of Dupont Street through intersecting narratives while simultaneously accentuating how photographs can guide and construct an understanding of place. Interpreted as an inquiry into global trends in urban development and revitalization, the exhibition invites viewers to think more critically about the environments they live in and shape.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.