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Celebrate the opening of MOCCA's summer exhibitions, "Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity" and "Par Amour / Paramour", with drinks, a live dj and artworks from the collection of Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex and from the National Gallery of Canada.

MOCCA presents "Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity", in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from "Over the Rainbow" are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.

National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art program presents, "Par Amour/ Paramour", an intimate portrayal of gay male sexuality and beauty in the face of mortality. Featuring works by Stephen Andrews, Robert Flack, Jean-Luc Verna and Andrew Zealley.

Image: Stephen Andrews, Parenthesis (no gold) (detail), 1997. Ink on gut. Collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art