Monday, March 02, 2015

Exhibit: Douglas Coupland is Anywhere in Toronto!

Douglas Coupland's ROM Exhibition Review

From a gum graffitied 7-foot head on Bloor Street West to major exhibitions at two of Toronto's best museums, Douglas Coupland is everywhere and anywhere! I enjoyed the Douglas Coupland exhibition at MOCCA a few weeks ago and last Friday night, I finally got to visit the rest of the Coupland art invasion at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, slogans for the 21st century
Slogans for the 21st Century, 2011- 2014
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major exhibition exploring Canadian artist Douglas Coupland's pop art. It is also the first partnership between the ROM and MOCCA.


Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, pop explosion, art
Pop Explosion
The ROM exhibition consisted of five different sections: Pop Explosion, Words Into Objects, 21st Century Condition, The Reading Corner, and The Brain. Some of the art pieces were very interesting and thought provoking, like Coupland's painting The Poet (2013). Others were overwhelmingly mindless like Slogans for the 21st Century (2011-2014), although I'm sure that was the purpose, while others had potential and were just shy of being amazing, like The Brain (2014).

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, the world, poet, painting
The World, 2013-2014 (foreground) and The Poet, 2013 (background)
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, the poet, painting
The Poet, 2013
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, brain
The Brain, 2014
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, words into objects
Words Into Objects
The entire exhibition was certainly a spectacle - pop art made for the masses - that you will either love or hate. I recommend a visit, it's kind of like a car crash that you just can't look away from, a little like life itself. Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is running until April 26 at the ROM, until April 19 at MOCCA, and Gumhead has been extended until March 28, 2015. Please visit CouplandTO for more information.


Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, slogans for the 21st century, twin towers
Twin Towers, 2005 (foreground) and Slogans for the 21st Century, 2011 - 2014 (background)
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, brilliant information overload pop head, liquid video game
Brilliant Information Overload Pop Head, 2010 and Liquid Video Game Pop Head, 2010
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is everything is anything exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, generation x, artist, installation, jumbo boogeymanin the sky with diamonds
Jumbo Boogeyman in the Sky with Diamonds, 2013
P.s!: This exhibit is included with a general admission ticket to the ROM. That means you can visit it, as well as the rest of the museum, for just $10! Also, MOCCA is offering a free walking tour on April 11, 2015!

P.s,
Melanie!

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