Larry Towell, Union Station, Toronto, Canada, 2013 © Larry Towell / Magnum Photos, Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.
LARRY TOWELL - Union Station
1026 Queen Street West
M6J 1H6 Toronto
The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present Union Station" our eighth solo exhibition of work by the world-renown Canadian photojournalist Larry Towell, and our inaugural exhibition at the gallery's new location which will open to the public at 2pm on Saturday September 9th.
In 2013 Towell started documenting the transformation of this major heritage site as well as its commuters in the shifting public space. Having received permission to go behind the scenes, Towell captured the historic infrastructural changes over the course of two years. Up to 900 tonnes of earth were being removed by nearly 450 trucks nightly, and over 440 structural columns were being extended to expand the station's depth. During the same time, the daily procession of trains persisted and pedestrians passed safely overhead, largely unaware of the complex feat of engineering that was taking place beneath them."