14 November 2020, 11:00 - 27 March 2021, 18:00

Retrospective, In Search of Meaning

Stephen Bulger Gallery Toronto , 1356 Dundas Street West

The gallery is pleased to present “Phil Bergerson Retrospective, In Search of Meaning”, our sixth solo exhibition of work by Phil Bergerson. The son of a commercial sign painter, Bergerson’s first projects with straight photography combined numerous display photographs in a grid pattern that emphasized the ubiquity of consumer culture. For the past thirty years, Bergerson has travelled North America extensively, searching for remnants of a recent yet bygone era, capturing them in tightly composed photographs that harness his mastery of colour, light, and an engaging sense of humour. Although many photographers have pointed a chastising eye at the detritus that populate the urban landscape, Bergerson’s wonderment with what he frames permeates scenes of desolation, neglect, and a sense of human striving.


Phil Bergerson