Curated by Gaëlle Morel
Canada By Rail and By Sea (2007–2011) presents a selection from two series of elegiac landscapes by acclaimed Canadian artist Scott Conarroe. Capturing vast stretches of North America, Conarroe travelled the continent to systematically document railways, ports, coastlines, and their immediate environments with a contemporary, clear-eyed romanticism. From one coast to the other, Conarroe’s exploration juxtaposes human-built habitations and industrial structures with seemingly infinite natural horizons of ocean and land. His poetic vistas evoke the past while addressing environmental and social concerns arising from the post-industrial decay of the Western world.
A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
May 7, 6 – 8pm: Public reception, including a book signing as part of the launch of the new publication, Canada By Rail and By Sea
June 3, 6pm: Exhibition tour with the artist
Image Caption: Scott Conarroe, Fog, Port Aux Basques NL, 2009, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist and the Stephen Bulger Gallery