Exhibition

WANDERLUST | Around the World in 80 Photographs

29 Jan 2022 – 26 Feb 2022

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto
Ontario, Canada

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As the pandemic continues to thwart people’s propensity for travel, many are dreaming of visiting places far and wide. “WANDERLUST, Around the World in 80 Photographs” consciously looks at images made around the world to satiate a desire for travel.

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This exhibition holds French poet, playwright, and novelist, Jules Verne in mind via the carefully selected 80 photographs by the Bulger Gallery team that offer a circuitous journey around our globe.

The journey begins in Toronto through a collaborative vision of life in the city during lockdown by Rita Leistner and Don McKeller. Entitled “Infinite Distance”, this series was made at night during the city’s most heavily restricted–thus anti-social–hours, which became their stage and playground. The pandemic dictated the rules of engagement we are all familiar with now: two metres apart, masking after dark. Incorporating flash, long exposures, and other photographic techniques, Leistner and McKeller depict Toronto in a dream-like apocalyptic. Unpeopled iconic streetscapes and building-scapes, green spaces, parks and ravines, are both juxtaposed against the built environment and in conjunction with one another. In their work, Leistner and McKeller appear as the only people left: two friends in a stalemate of perpetual reaching, forever un-touching across time and space, frozen in a photograph, an infinite distance between them.

This milieu activates the proceeding journey, visiting countries through photographs made throughout the last two centuries and over the last few years. Wanderlust includes black and white and colour photographs made by persons unknown, as well as those made by well-known photographers including: Dick Arentz; Alexander Artway; Bruno Barbey; Scott Conarroe; Lutz Dille; Elliott Erwitt; Wendy Ewald; Martine Franck; David Goldblatt; Sunil Gupta; Richard Harrington; Josef Hoflehner; Clive Holden; Frank Hurley; Mahtab Hussain; Alfredo Jaar; Gilbert Garcin; Geoffrey James; Sarah Anne Johnson; Ruth Kaplan; Minna Keene; André Kertész; Herbert List; Adam Magyar; Yamamoto Masao; Sanaz Mazinani; Donald Mennie; Joel Meyerowitz; Inge Morath; Deanna Pizzitelli; Joseph F. Rock; Rosalind Fox Solomon; Alexander Barton Thom; Larry Towell; Peter Varley; Alex Webb; Charles Devenish Woodley; George S. Zimbel.

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Exhibiting artists

Inge Morath

Herbert List

Bruno Barbey

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz

Geoffrey James

Elliott Erwitt

Gabor Szilasi

Minna Keene

Adam Magyar

Lutz Dille

Richard Harrington

Alex F. Webb

Sarah Anne Johnson

Josef Hoflehner

Scott Conarroe

Clive Holden

Wendy Ewald

Larry Towell

George S. Zimbel

Rosalind Fox Solomon

Sanaz Mazinani

David Goldblatt

Deanna Pizzitelli

Sunil Gupta

Jeff Thomas

Ruth Kaplan

Yamamoto Masao

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