On Sunday, as an unofficial kickoff to the Walk21 pedestrian conference coming to Toronto next month, the Walking Life exhibit opened at the Gladstone Hotel.
The exhibit is an eclectic mix of paintings, maps, architectural drawings, collages and video. It represents images of urban walking from many different viewpoints, from the casual rambler to the urban planner.
Highlights of the show include Adam Krawesky’s “Clockwork,” a digital composite showing pedestrians crossing to all four corners of a street; “Walking Maps,” a collection of paintings based on Marlena Zuber’s strolls with the Toronto Psychogeography Society, and Val Nye’s stark and stunning photograph entitled “Open Road.”
A stroll through Walking Life is free. It will be on the third floor of the Gladstone until October 4, and is open daily from noon to 5:00pm.
Photo: detail from “Oakwood-Vaughn: Walking II” by Karen Cantello