Pride Week is in full swing in Toronto, and the Gladstone Hotel is celebrating by filling all three floors of their galleries with works by LGBTTI2QQ artists.
That’s So Gay: Love is a Battlefield is a group show curated by artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware that centres around the many fights we encounter in our lives, such as the struggle for self-determination, love, and safety. While the exhibition conjures up images of lovers standing together in the fight for freedom, it also suggests the underlying tensions we have with one another.
The 10X10 Photography Project is an annual exhibition and publication that showcases the diversity, personality, and passion of Canada’s queer community through portraits. To date, the project has collectively featured 900 portraits of LGBTQ+ Canadians in the arts captured by 90 LGBTQ+ photographers. (You can read all about this year’s photographers here.)
The opening reception for both exhibitions will take place this Thursday, June 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gladstone (1214 Queen St. W.). 10X10 is open to the public through August 12 and That’s So Gay runs through August 18. Admission is free.