The Nature of Urbanity

Toronto's Jonathan Groeneweg pictures urban greenery from above.
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Calgary-born, Toronto-based artist Jonathan Groeneweg questions the relationship between man and nature through panoramic photographs – shot high above ground – of vegetable gardens in the most seemingly unnatural places: rooftops and sidewalks in The Big Smoke. He positions gardens as “humanity’s first forays into organized society that brought freedom from the tumults of life in the wilderness.” If you too want to get lost in the “organic chaos of foliage and greenery” in his images of massive proportions, then you’re in luck – they’re currently sitting in the gallery at Toronto Image Works and will do so until the end of April.