Close Shot Friday 091… Accidental Art

Took a little field trip yesterday down to the AGO — Art Gallery of Ontario — in the big TO.

T O R O N T O.

We went to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit — Now’s the Time. I was completely overwhelmed.

I’ve often thought that if I lived downtown I could easily stave off any sense of winter blues by merely making a weekly visit to the AGO to absorb color and texture into my soul. I’d wander from room to room and sit in front of paintings big and bold, small and subtle and big and subtle, small and bold. That about covers it. I also have a freakish love of sculpture. They’ve got that covered, too.

After spending an hour with Basquiat, we wandered over to the Silke Otto-Knapp exhibit — Land lies in water. This is an exhibit in a color palette of black, grey, and silver, with one exception. We were the only ones in the room, and it blew me away. Honestly, I was expecting to be depressed by a black, silver, and grey palette, but I was charmed and delighted instead. I think I’ll go back again. If you are in the GTA, take an opportunity to visit the AGO. Basquiat runs through May 10, 2015 and Silke Otto-Knapp through July 19, 2015.

These images were taken in the Land lies in water exhibit.

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On the far wall there were two windows, and I could see that it had begun to snow.

I was struck by the perfect piece of accidental art the window made.

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The black & white is my nod to the Silke Otto-Knapp exhibit.

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And the close shot.

Here be Friday. Glory in it.

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…

Elen