Photography Exhibit 2016: Structures
Roman Gdyczynski + Margaret Gdyczynski

The foundations of our urban landscapes are not always evident.

In the city, buildings are erected behind plywood barriers and scaffolding; we only become aware of them once the structures are already towering overhead.  

When we move away from the city's centre, we encounter a landscape busy with large scale construction sites made up of columns, steel supports and concrete walls. These fundamental elements are the artifacts that will one day emerge in future archeological excavations. And they are the very elements we don't or won't see when buildings crop up seemingly overnight in the downtown core.

Bearing witness to the process of construction is powerful – it often triggers memories and prompts unexpected emotions in a viewer. This exhibit, a collaboration between a father-photographer and daughter-digital artist, explores the fundamentals and evolution of new builds and existing structures in Southern Ontario and New York.

  • dry canal - Roman Gdyczynski dry canal - Roman Gdyczynski
  • skyline - Margaret Gdyczynski skyline - Margaret Gdyczynski
  • steel wall - Roman Gdyczynski steel wall - Roman Gdyczynski soil support for underpass
  • central park - Margaret Gdyczynski central park - Margaret Gdyczynski
  • transit tunnel - Roman Gdyczynski transit tunnel - Roman Gdyczynski reinforced steel bar construction for tunnel
  • columbus circle - Margaret Gdyczynski columbus circle - Margaret Gdyczynski
  • columns - Roman Gdyczynski columns - Roman Gdyczynski steel spiral bar reinforcing concrete columns
  • structures- Margaret Gdyczynski structures- Margaret Gdyczynski
  • grand river bridge - Roman Gdyczynski grand river bridge - Roman Gdyczynski rebuild of old piers for new deck
  • high line - Margaret Gdyczynski high line - Margaret Gdyczynski
  • underpass view - Roman Gdyczynski underpass view - Roman Gdyczynski steel grate walkway
  • moment in time, balthazar - Margaret Gdyczynski moment in time, balthazar - Margaret Gdyczynski