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Aug 24 2018 Exhibit /

Vestige: The Former Unilever Soap Factory, Photographs by Steven Evans

Weekdays 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Weekends 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

August 24 - December 31

Hailed Coffee - Riverdale
801 Gerrard Street East


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Hailed Coffee presents recent photography by Steven Evans from the series VESTIGE: The Former Unilever Soap Factory.

Highly detailed black and white photographs explore the architecture and industrial archaeology of the former Unilever Soap Factory, one of Toronto’s few surviving mid-century industrial buildings.

This series focuses on objects and obsolescence. Archaic industrial vestiges — towering storage tanks, antiquated machinery, and an intricate network of pipes — convey the contradiction between the idealism of purpose and productivity, and the alienation and futility that is a legacy of the modern industrial era.