Friday, June 27, 2014

Over the Rainbow at MOCCA

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is hosting a show of works from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex in honour of World Pride 2014. It's called Over the Rainbow; Seduction and Identity and is not to be missed.
John and I visited the show last Saturday. We entered through the MOCCA courtyard past Jim Naughton's photo-mural, Herero Women Marching (2012) created for CONTACT 2014.
 On entering the gallery John was drawn to some Warhol silk-screen prints.
 Then we were drawn to three paintings by Attila Richard Lukacs.
 John is zeroing in on one of Stephen Andrews' pencil portraits of vintage models from physique magazines.
Three works by Betty Goodwin. 
Andy Fabo's beautiful and moving portrait series of his deceased partner, Michael Balser. I believe they were painted from memory.
More Lukacs.
 The Bachir collection includes celebrity photography 
 by the likes of Herb Ritts and Annie Leibowitz
 as well as artwork by international art stars like General Idea.
In the back gallery we were pleased to see the late Robert Flack's wonderful Madala series.
We remember them well from the 1980s.
The gallery featured the original 80s soundtrack composed by Andrew Zealey.
Let's finish with this magnificent lithograph by Stephen Andrews, Crowd, linocut, 2004.

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