Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Exhibit: Pride Aplenty at Gladstone Hotel!

That's So Gay & 10X10 Photography Project Exhibition Reviews

For the past several years, the Gladstone Hotel plays host to two LGBTQ centered art exhibits that run throughout the summer months and the Toronto Pride celebrations.

Unsettling: Queer Propaganda by Pablo from That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada
Unsettling: Queer Propaganda by Pablo Munoz
That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces and the 10X10 Photography Project are the two exhibitions and I visited both a few weeks ago.

That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces displays projects by LGBTTI2QQ artists about " their experiences of disability, radicalization, class, and other intersectional experiences of identity." The idea of the show is to break down the barriers of the queer community and to explore the concept of just being different artists from a variety of backgrounds discussing several issues and topics. This year's theme, Fall To Pieces, refers to the once hard drawn lines between the LGBTTI2QQ communities and how they are beginning to fall away and even disappearing. The first time I saw That's So Gay was last year and like then, I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces runs until August 9, 2015.

That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, deb singh, mother queer and child, sly sarkisova
deb singh: Mother Queer and Child by Sly Sarkisova
That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, the men's room, all genders welcome, spencer j. harrison
The Men's Room (All Genders Welcome) by Spencer J. Harrison
That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, unsettling, queer propaganda, pablo munoz
Unsettling: Queer Propaganda by Pablo Munoz
That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, la grande intendante, the great maiden, 2fik
La Grande Intendante ( The Great Maiden) by 2Fik
Now in its fifth year, the 10X10 Photography Project has become an important part of the art community. Every year ten queer photographers feature 100 LGBTQ Canadians who have made a contribution to the arts. The photographs are also made available in the book 10X10: Volume 5 and proceeds from the book sales are put back into the project. It's always interesting to see the variety of talent that Canada has and the different way photographers capture their subjects. 10X10 Photography Project is running until August 9, 2015. Unlike last year, That's So Gay: Fall To Pieces and 10X10 Photography Project are displayed together on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.

10X10 Photography Project Volume 5 Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, shi wisdom, muscian, zahara siddiqui
Shia Wisdom (musician) taken by Zahra Siddiqui
10X10 Photography Project Volume 5 Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, letci love, dj, zahra siddiqui
Letcia Love (dj) taken by Zahra Siddiqui

10X10 Photography Project Volume 5 Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, george dewitte
Portraits by George O.Dewitte

10X10 Photography Project Volume 5 Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, exhibition, art, culture, artmatters, pride, LGBTQ, queer, gay, lesbian, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, ontario, canada, craig pavia, culinary artist, samantha blanchette
Craig Paiva (culinary artist) taken by Samantha Blanchette
P.s!: Both of these exhibits are free and open to the public! And while there, don't forget to visit some of Gladstone Hotel's permanent art installations!

P.s,
Melanie!

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