Carte Blanche Volume 2

Carte Blanche, Volume 2 at MOCCA

The AGO has been getting all the headlines this past week, but that's not to say it has been the only art show in town. Last night the MOCCA was a buzz at the launch of Carte Blanche, Volume 2: Painting - an exhibit organized to compliment the unveiling of the Magenta Foundation's publication of the same name.

For those not familiar, this art book is the highly anticipated follow up to the first volume that showcased some of Canada's most accomplished and up and coming photographers. Now, two years later we get to explore the painting side of things with artists ranging from Tony Scherman to Iain Baxter&.

Thrush Holmes Painting


While the book includes almost 200 artists, a select few were chosen for the current exhibit at MOCCA. Among my favourite works on display are Wil Murray's Broadcast TV's Gape Shot Or A Sady End To A Proud Life, Thrush Holmes' Every Old Verse (pictured above left) and Graham Gillmore's Go Fuck Myself (below top right).

The show lasts until December 28th so there's plenty of time to check it out. Also on the walls (in the back/side room at the MOCCA) is a related, traveling exhibition Art Metropole: The Top 100.

Carte Blanche MOCCA Toronto

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