Two Toronto Culture + Art Exhibition ReviewsHeya! I always love visiting the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art in Toronto. They always have some very interesting and unique art exhibits like Misled By Nature and Material Self. A few weeks ago I enjoyed MOCCA's latest two exhibits: Over the Rainbow: Identity and Seduction and Par Amour / Paramour. Both exhibitions were very interesting and are presented in partnership with World Pride Toronto.
Over the Rainbow is a selection of artwork taken from the private collection of Torontoian Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex. The pieces assembled broadly represent the themes of seduction and identity. And "the thematic approach is meant to consider commonalities of human experience over opposition and difference." The collection consists mostly of paintings, drawings, and photographs by such artists as Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Betty Goodwin, and Stephen Andrews, and many more.
The exhibition, held in the main gallery, was quite large with many pieces to see, so schedule at least 45 minutes to really enjoy it. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some great artwork by some amazing artists and I highly recommend this exhibit! I would love to view Bachir's and Yerex's entire collection. Over the Rainbow runs until August 17, 2014.
|Ascent, from Empowerment series, 1990-91 by Robert Flack|
|Paramour, 2012 and Morte Fae, 2012 by Jean-Luc Verna|
|Facsimile, Part 1, 1991 by Stephen Andrews|
|Facsimile, Part 1, 1991 (detail) by Stephen Andrews|
And P.s!: There are free artists talks presented throughout the run of Over The Rainbow. Please visit MOCCA's website for more information. And as always, both of these exhibits are FREE!