Robert Burley’s The New Suburb: Landmarks

November 24, 2014 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in News & Events by

Robert Burley’s The New Suburb: Landmarks is on view at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre through December 28. In this exhibition, curated by Patrick Macaulay, Burley explores Toronto’s outer fringe—a suburban area between “city” and “country” where former farmland has been transformed by new structures, retail spaces, community centres and faith-based buildings. Distinct from the city, these suburban spaces are becoming new, hopeful urban centres created by the diverse communities who call these areas home. The large-scale images and exhibition installation creates an experience where the viewer has a sense of having stepped into Google Maps street view. (Please click on the photographs above to open up a gallery that will show the full frame of these images.)