This weekend we did something we don’t normally do and visited an art gallery. “Why?”, you might ask. Well there was some stuff there made from Lego! Anyone who knows Stewart will know how much he loves Lego so it wasn’t hard to convince him to take a look.
The art gallery in question was the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, a small gallery on Queen Street West in one of my favourite Toronto neighbourhoods. The exhibition we went to see was Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything.
Coupland “explores issues which affect us all: the 21st-century condition, Canadian cultural identity, the power of language and the pervasive presence of technology in modern life”.
I’m not going to pretend to know anything about art, but if you’re interested then you can read more about this exhibition here. We spent most of our time geekily pointing out the fake bits of Lego in the Towers display, which was made from crowd-sourced Lego bricks.
If you have a spare half an hour or so and are in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood, I would definitely recommend popping into MOCCA and taking a look around, especially as admission is free (donations are accepted). The Coupland exhibit is on until April 19th so there’s still some time to catch it or alternatively you can see it at the Royal Ontario Museum until April 26th.
On the way back, we took a quick detour to visit the HBO pop up shop, which was just a little further down Queen Street West, to sit on the Iron Throne!