Shiver of History (2)
Old Union Station,Toronto

“Have you occasionally experienced something like that – the shiver of history?”
-from letters of Gustave Flaubert to Louise Colet, 1846 to 1854

Vitrine Installation

Referencing photographs found on the websites of the Toronto Archives and the Toronto Public Library, my work ricochets between architectural references, drawings, photographs and models.

Located at the foot of York Street on the waterfront, Old Union Station, built in stages between 1873-1927, was torn down having served its purpose as a busy terminal for the developing city.

Perhaps some of the bricks and mortar became part of the landfill that the current Harbourfront Centre sits upon. Certainly the “shiver of history” is in evidence.

Lynne Wynick, 2014

Historiographic

Curated by Patrick Macaulay, Director
Visual Arts Department
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
April 12 - June 15, 2014
Harbourfront Page

The book, Shiver of History (2) Old Union Station coincides with the exhibition Historiographic
Publication page

 

Shiver of History(2); Old Union Station, Toronto (vitrine detail)
2014, digital ink jet photographs, paper, LED lights and metal clamps, 26” x 32’ x 14”

 
   

Shiver of History(2); Old Union Station, Toronto (vitrine detail)
2014, digital ink jet photographs, paper, LED lights and metal clamps, 26” x 32’ x 14”

 
   

Study for Shiver of History(2); Old Union Station, Toronto
2013, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, found light
4” x 11” x 7”

 
   

Study for Shiver of History(2); Old Union Station, Toronto
2013, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, found light
4” x 11” x 7”

 
   

Study for Shiver of History(2); Old Union Station, Toronto
2013, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, found light
4” x 11” x 7”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #4 in found light (326)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #4 in found light (386)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #4 in found light (387)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #4 in found light (595)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #1 in found light (411)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #1 in found light (160)
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”

 
   

Shiver of History(2) model #1 in found light
2014, Paper, digital ink jet photographs, cotton wool, stove pipe wire, found light, 5” x 18” x 5”