Saturday, August 2, 2014

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July 2014 - Toronto ON

Earlier in the week I posted about last Saturday's excursion to Museum of Contemporary Art here and a look at the murals on the outside wall here.

Here are some photos of one of the exhibitions.

Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

Over the Rainbow is a group exhibition of artworks drawn from one of Toronto’s most significant private collections of contemporary art. The exhibition features works from well-known Canadian and international artists, including Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio, Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, and many others.












The exhibition represents a modest selection of works from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, by both queer and heterosexual artists, broadly assembled around the themes of seduction and identity. Grouped together the exhibition presents works, mostly in drawing, painting and photography, which acknowledge certain archetypes associated with Queer Culture, drawing relationships between a historically marginalized culture and mainstream culture, and ways in which these have influenced each other. By focusing on reciprocal influences and relationships, and presented within the context of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, the thematic approach is meant to consider commonalities of human experience over opposition and difference.

7 comments:

  1. It looks such an interesting exhibition. I recognised the Keith Haring! I always get excited when I recognise a particular artist's work.

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  2. Beautiful exhibit. What a great way to spend an afternoon.

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  3. What great portraits! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Some interesting work in there, particularly the photo portraits.

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  5. Very intriguing and beguiling art. I'd love to see it in person.

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