Continuing with my love for large public art project, I went and saw this installation at Brookfield (formerly BCE) Place. It is another hanging installation in the Galleria, but this time it's 1,000 portraits (each chain 4 down, different photos back to back) of "artistic, creative and inspiring women from Toronto and their proteges, who embody the passion and heritage of the city".
After giving Luminato such a hard time, I have to give them full marks for this. I was continuously surprised and delighted by the number of familiar names and faces I saw. I had expected the usual suspects - writers, actors, dancers and broadcasters - but in the collection I saw designers, technicians, administrators, FOH managers, marketing people, and the most amazing of all, freelance and independent artists. Whoever compiled the list for Pierre Maraval deserves HUGE kudos.
The photos themselves are stunning. Each one of them has one adjective on them, plus their name. Everyone looks fantastic. They tell me the photos will be collected in a book and sold in the fall. It's one book I really want to add to my collection.
Check this out if you at all can.