PAST EXHIBITIONS

Transit (annual members show)

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Main Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Toronto)
July 15 to30, 2022
Mile 239 (Nelson River), 2022 — taken from the train in northern Manitoba

Transit comes from the Latin transitus, which means cross over, go over, pass over, hasten over, pass away.
Travelling across (a river), on a bridge (or in a boat?)
Travelling along a road, a rail, a river
I am travelling through (not stopping, not staying), therefore not a threat
I am transitory, therefore fleeting

Impermanence (group exhibition)

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Production Gallery (basement corridor, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto)
February 18 to April 9, 2022

News of the Day series — six constructed overlays provide commentary on recent urban development in downtown Toronto. Too much density, not enough sensitive design, what will make people listen? My work for this exhibition was started in 2019, and continued to evolve. During the Low Res workshop series at Gallery 44, I was encouraged to try new techniques to bring more emphasis to the pieces.

The End (year end sale)

Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
Group exhibition — November 24 to December 12, 2021
Boulevard Closed, 2021
Highway to Nowhere, 2021

These two large framed black and white prints were made from colour images taken in early November of the closed east end of the Gardiner Expressway. I wanted to get out there and document the end of too much highway in central Toronto. Of course they really only did it because of all the land it frees up – land someone can sell for too much money to keep Toronto on a steep trajectory of increasing unaffordability.

Spectra 2021

Hallway Gallery at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Canada
Group exhibition — October 13 to 31, 2021
Seasons Gone, 2019
Views Gone, 2021
Art on the wall, finally

These recent pieces from the Urban Transformation series highlight 100 Queen’s Quay East. Where there once was a small parkette with trees and picnic tables there is now a large glass slab of a building reflecting the Redpath Sugar factory across the street. Flat glass buildings are supposed to “disappear” amid their surroundings, but what disappears are the long panoramic views of the centre of the city. Do the birds miss the trees? Where do the people who used to sit at the tables hang around now? These pieces show the building site in February 2018 and January 2021 against a layer of trees.

Spectra 2020: Visible and Invisible Cities

Part of 2020 Contact Photography Festival (postponed to September 2021)

Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
Group exhibition — September 15 to 26, 2021
Wind in the Field, Twilight Wind, Night Wind and others, 2020

Infrastructure is everything. Without it, we who live in cities cannot thrive and survive. Some infrastructure is very problematic, polluting the air and endangering our future – think coal power plants and 24-lane highways. Other infrastructure is graceful and amazing, co-existing with nature.
One wind turbine such as those shown here can produce more than 6 million kilowatt hours of electricity in a year, enough to supply 1,500 average households. I use these environmental “still lifes” to celebrate southern Ontario’s wind power industry. The layered images show movement and strength.

Remote Gallery, 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Canada
Group exhibition — September 16 to 26, 2020

Selfreflections3 was an exhibition of photo-based self portraits by three artists, Eliza Moore, Atia Pokorny and Janne Reuss who have worked closely before as members of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography.

The artists explore self portrait as a form of visual self reflection, using different themes and techniques. Taking a photograph as a starting point, they manipulate it digitally, by collage, over-painting, or by using it as an object in a 3-dimensional installation. These techniques underscore the varied ways each of the artists reflects on identity, past and present. The exhibition was held at Remote Gallery in Toronto in September 2020.

Eliza Moore reviews old negatives and newer electronic files: “Going through these images satisfied my need to review my life when I was younger, stronger, and braver remembering who I was with, what I did. Reflecting and pondering …”

Portrait with trees, 2020
Portrait with Trees, 1981
After the Haircut, 2020
Winter is Grim, 2020
Losing my Head
Losing my Head, 1981
An Affinity for Water, 2020
Beach Walk, 2020

Out-takes — this image was produced using the same process, and I love it, but it didn’t fit with the rest of the series, so it wasn’t shown as part of Self Reflections 3.

Bike in the forest, 1979 — THE IMAGE NOT SHOWN

Spectra 2019

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL at Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada; Group exhibition — April 24 to May 5, 2019

Spectra 2019 was a group exhibition at Gallery 1313 in Parkdale, Toronto, held as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
An accident in the winter bruised my eyes and reminded me how fragile and miraculous human vision is. Sometimes what we see, or don’t see, cannot be replicated by the camera lens. In Contact 2019, showed this new series that captures passing landscapes through various panning and layering techniques.

Table Mountain, 2019
Paris Metro, 2019
Fallsview Casino, 2019
International Bridge, 2019

Spectra 2017 and 2018 and En Transition
Group exhibitions with my recent work

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL at Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada; Group exhibition — April 29 to May 10, 2017 and May 8 to 19, 2018
Galerie Carte Blanche,1853 rue Amherst, Montreal, Canada
Group exhibition curated by Guy Lafontaine, June 12 to 17, 2018

My new layered panoramic collages capture the monumental scale, repetitive elements, and inherent beauty of current redevelopment projects. These pieces were shown again in 2018 as part of En Transition.

The Boat Returns, 2017
The End of Guvernment, 2017
Bayside, 2017
Waiting for Pink Umbrella, 2018
Here’s Eliza talking about her work at the artists’ talk for Spectra 2018

If you missed it . . .

Spectra 2016

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL at Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada; Group exhibition — April 24 to May 5, 2016
DVP Jam, 2016
Jam Source, 2016
Street One-Way Jam, 2016
Pottery Road Jam, 2016

Spectra 2015

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL at Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada; Group exhibition — April 26 to May 7, 2015
Rising from the Forest, 2015
Taillights, 2015
Towers, 2015
On the Bus, 2015

Traffic and Weather, 2015
Crossing, 2015

Other Pieces in the
Urban Transformation Series

Every 4 to 6 months, I walk up and down Queens Quay on Toronto’s waterfront, between Yonge Street and Parliament Street, taking a photograph every 30 paces. I’ve been doing this since April 2015. This has recorded a huge transformation and redevelopment, illustrated by my large layered panoramas.

Changing Seasons, version 1, 2017
Changing Seasons, version 2, 2017
The Boat Returns (detail), 2017
QQ Condo, 2018
Seasons Gone, 2019

More coming soon!