The Galleria Italia at the Art Gallery of Ontario,
designed by Frank Gehry spans 590 feet along the front
of the gallery and is a beautiful cathedral-like space.
Steven accompanied me on one of my visits,
and sitting on one of the benches in the space
he gives you a sense of the scale. Magnificent.
I've been to The Art Gallery of Ontario three times in the
past two weeks helping students do research, and
researching myself. I absolutely love the cathedral-like
space at the front of the building and make a point of
visiting it every time. It always makes me think that Frank
Gehry is a genius. And he is. The gallery is one
of the buildings in Toronto that makes me proud to
live here. Make sure to see it when you come to town.
Me in front of the letters at the front
of the building. It is a Canadian artist's
dream to show here. (It certainly is this
Canadian artist's dream.)
How I'll look when I know I have
a show inside the building. Meanwhile
I just love going there.
I may post a drawing with this post tomorrow. I just haven't had time
to finish it tonight. Still painting on a large portrait, which is going
well, but slowly.