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Porn inspired artwork causes a stir at Queen's Park

Queen's Park is one of the last places you'd expect to find a sexual piece of art, but artist Rosalie H. Maheux's Sacred Circle VI is currently on display at the John B. Aird Gallery, located in The MacDonald Block at 900 Bay St.

The suddenly controversial artwork first appears as an innocuous mosaic, but when looked at closely reveals that it's actually composed of naked women placed in various sexual positions. Unsurprisingly, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives aren't too happy with it.

"The fact that a publicly housed gallery has been allowed to not only display but to sell images of this nature is very worrisome," said Laurie Scott, the PC's women's critic, in a statement.

Maheux, who's based in Toronto, told CityNews that she wanted to spark a reaction with her work. Well, mission accomplished. This is prim and proper Toronto, after all.

Sacred Circle VI is part of 30 Under 30, an exhibition featuring 30 artists under 30. The show runs until July 24.

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