Welcome to the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The RIC is an international centre of excellence at Ryerson University, dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film.
The exhibitions detailed below will be on display at the Ryerson Image Centre beginning June 19, 2013. Please join us that evening from 6-8pm for a public reception to celebrate the opening and re-opening of the following exhibitions:
Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday explores the photography of Gabor Szilasi and its evolution over five decades through an examination of work carried out in three locations: Hungary, rural Quebec, and Montreal. Within each section, architectural, and town and city views mingle with portraits in order to reveal Szilasi’s belief in the centrality of community.
As Toronto’s official photographer from 1911 to 1940, Arthur S. Goss created thousands of images that illustrate the city’s ambitious re-invention of itself as a modern Canadian metropolis. Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days aims to reveal a lesser-known aspect of Goss’s professional work, but one that occupied his time and creative energy more fully than any other: the routinized production of visual documents for the use of various city departments and agencies.
Here and There: Photography and Video Works on Immigration uses Black Star photographs from the 1950s alongside photographic, new media and video works by contemporary Canadian artists to explore the theme of immigration. This exhibition will be the first group show featured on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
From June 19 to July 14, 2013, Ken Woroner: Hardscrabble is set in the Golden Valley, or as it was known to European settlers upon their arrival in the 1870s, Hardscrabble. This series of photographs blends the personal with the documentary, while veiled references to intergenerational trauma imbue the work with a somber subtext.