Toronto is a city of a million stories, some told, many hidden. Over the years, Rannie Turingan has captured this by seeking out inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. Through his lens he uncovers a patchwork of scenes from the everyday, often dismissed by society. In Toronto Squared, he presents you with his view of the city, one square at a time. Turingan has been involved in several group exhibitions. Though this is his first solo exhibition, Turingan displays work on a daily basis on his award-winning site, Photojunkie.ca. He is also the founder of the Toronto Photoblogging community. This exhibit also coincides with the launch of “Cityshoots”, a year long exhibition showcasing work by Toronto photobloggers at Le Petit Déjeuner.
Photography by RANNIE TURINGAN
Le Petit Déjeuner
191 King Street East.
April 29th – June 6th
OPENING Saturday April 29, 2006
4:30 – 7:30PM
Le Petit Déjeuner is a wonderful little cafe in the heart of the St Lawrence Market / King East District. Over the years, it has become a popular weekend brunch location and has also expanded their menu to accomodate dinners throughout the week. If you are coming down to see the exhibit, I highly suggest staying for a meal. The food is fantastic.
Mon – Tues 8 – 8:30pm,
Wed – Fri 8 – 10pm,
Sat – Sun 9 – 3pm
Toronto Squared is also participating in the 10th Annual CONTACT photography festival. It is a month long celebration of photography that takes place in Toronto during the month of May. The festival showcases numerous exhibitions along with seminars, film and other workshops.
You can view the Toronto Squared listing here.
Toronto Squared include 14 images. The prints include 8 black and white images and 6 colour images. They were all scanned on the Imacon scanner at Pikto and are all Custom Giclee prints on Epson Premium Lustre Paper printed at Pitko Labs at the Distillery District.
Pikto at The Distillery District
55 Mill Street Bldg. 59 – 103
Jim Adams Framing
The images are framed in a 20 x 20 thick, black, wooden frame with a 8 ply top matte. The framing was done by Jim Adams in Toronto who I highly recommend. His contact info is available upon request.
Strange Little Girl Guestbook
My guestbook was hand crafted by Emma Jane Hogbin of Strange Little Girl. It’s a 6 x 6 handbound book with a wonderful acrylic cover. Emma does amazing work and I would recommend her for any custom book orders.
Here is a short list of blogs that mention the show. Thanks for the support guys.
– Neon Heresy
– Idiot on a stick
– Toronto Broad
– Bill Smith’s Photography and other musings
– Blurty Blurt Blurt
– Adventures in Downtown Toronto
– The Adventures of an Accordion Guy in the 21st Century
– Very Well Red
– Resistence to Persistence
– Media Works
– Making Happy
– CBC Radio 3
– Riri’s Braindump
– Daily Dose of Imagery
– Gail at Large
Toronto Squared Flickr Group
You can join the Flickr group and submit your photos from the show at http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontosquared/