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Ryerson Artspace | Life & Shadow by Dylan McArthur

Taken in Toronto’s financial district over a 3-year period, Dylan McArthur’s Life & Shadow presents photographs of complex, unscripted scenes with characters both familiar and elusive. The space in which McArthur photographs exhibits a fleeting consciousness propelled by a constant change through time. Trapped in a visual language where the mundane is mysterious, light is revelatory, and shadow is profound; McArthur takes the decisive turn to grasp on photography’s possibility of proposing what “might be”, and not what simply “is”.

Dylan McArthur is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. He is completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography studies at Ryerson University, and recently attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, on academic exchange in 2015. In 2013, he attended a Magnum Master Class on a Nikon Scholarship and was runner up for Best in Show at the former IMA Gallery’s Full Frame exhibition. He has exhibited across North America and was recently awarded Emerging Photographer Status at Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2015.