Artist Statement:
The photographs for this animation document my experience observing two blocks of mid-20th-century modernist apartments on Jameson Avenue, a street in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale that I walk nearly every day. On an evening stroll you encounter a corridor of lit-up windows that give the street a colourful beauty that it lacks during the day. This project focuses solely on the lit-up spaces, showcasing not the architecture and the street, but evidence of the lives of those who make this place their home.

About the Artist:
Mary Porter is a Canadian visual artist and arts educator from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently based in Toronto. Her practice is interdisciplinary and rooted in painting and drawing. Her work has been principally concerned with investigating the built environment of the cities she’s lived in as a way to understand the culture that created them. Porter’s work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Canada. She currently teaches sessionally at OCAD University and holds a BFA from NSCAD University (Halifax, N.S.) and a MFA from York University (Toronto, ON).

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