deconstruction of a TLR vomited up by Tino
Deconstruction of a TLR screen printed on Plexiglas (by Richelle Forsey), vomited up by Martin Helmut Reis, photographed by Jonathan Castellino.

Modern Canadian Interiors, the first book by the TLR Club (Richelle Forsey, Martin Helmut Reis, Alejandro Valencia, Kevin McBride and Colin Savage), is a photographic journey of abandoned spaces in Ontario including the Gravenhurst TB Sanatorium, the Old Don Jail, New York Pork, Firestone Tire, St. Clements Church and more…

Beyond the context of the MCI collection is the remarkable composition which beautifully highlights the thick textures of peeling paint, the varying degree of lighting that creeps in, and an assortment of items left behind that reference past occupants. Each page leads to a story greater than the last. An added feature for true art historians is found on the last pages which detail the histories and fate of each structure.

– Jacqueline Bennett

12″ x 9″ | 116 Pages | 125 Photographs | Two Essays by Steve Brearton and Andrew Shaver | Full index of locations | 37 Sites broken down into 4 sections: Industrial, Residential, Devotional and Institutional. | $30.00

Download a PDF Sample (7mb) of the book for sneak peak of Chapter 1: Industrial!

To order a copy, contact me or pick up a copy at Toronto Image Works, Stephen Bulger Gallery and  Swipe (401 Richmond) in Toronto. Or you could  borrow the book from the Toronto Public Library or OCADU Library.

timeline_posterv-kev-mcbrideTLR Club Timeline, by Kevin McBride