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On the Right Track: Subway at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Group Show

Exhibition Dates: January 24 – March 14, 2015



Ever conscious of the social climate, Stephen Bulger Gallery responds to the dialogue on the Toronto subway system with an exhibition on the subject.  Just days ago Toronto Mayor, John Tory, and Transit Chair, Josh Colle, announced a massive investment of $95 million to expand and improve the public service.   This exhibition reflects on the historic and current import of the systems as part of modernization, daily life, and urbanism.  These images are familiar and strange subterranean expressways where all sorts rub elbows. 


Subway is a group show of vintage and contemporary works by unknown and famed artists.   Early images are dark and gritty and reveal the early portions of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit lines in New York.  These images are accompanied by a Vid Ingelevics’ shot of the Museum Station in Toronto with its iconic yellow tiles, since replaced by station remodel that reflects the above-ground proximity to the Royal Ontario Museum.  Other notable inclusions are Bruce Davidson’s color environmental portraits made in 1980 and published as SUBWAY; Michael Wolf’s celebrated portraits of commuters called “Tokyo Compression;” film stills from The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill; and a  salon wall, which includes images by Dave Heath, André Kertész, William Klein, Luis Mallo, Jamel Shabazz, Kazuo Sumida and Alexey Titarenko, among others. 


Learn more about this exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery 



Related programming:  FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA

January 24 at 3:00 PM

Dir. Larry Peerce (USA: 1967), 107 min.

The Incident is a story of two youths who hold passengers in the car of a New York subway train hostage late one night. 

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