Alex Colville at The AGO

To Prince Edward Island
Alex Colville is a prominent Canadian artist and one of my personal favorites. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is currently showing more than 100 works, the exhibit is currently running until January 4, 2015. Many of Colville's paintings inspired poignant scenes in movies. This one inspired a scene in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

Soldier and girl at station

The Pacific
Here I am posing with my favorite Colville painting. The Pacific inspired a scene in Michael Mann's Heat

Target pistol and man
Inspired a scene in No Country for Old Men

Horse and train

Ocean Limited & Professor of Romance Languages. 
This corner illustrates why I like Colville so much. One side is dark, broody and full of tension and the other side is light, happy and cheerful. Which to me represents the emotions that each of us experiences at any given time and our ability to navigate from one to the next in the blink of an eye.


After the Colville exhibit, we toured some of the main areas of the AGO

Lawren Harris, Group of Seven

Tom Thompson

The Wisdom of the Universe by local artist Christi Belcourt. 
It is painted following the pointillism technique and is HUGE! 

Elvis by Andy Warhol

Breathtaking room in the AGO. So overwhelming to see so many paintings in one room

The AGO is a wonderful collection. From paintings to sculptures to historic clothing and even the architecture! It was a great way to spend a weekend with my BFF.