I spent my last day in Toronto with my sister in law Lindy, who flew up from Michigan (with an expired passport no less; she discovered it was expired the night before and decided to try to fly anyway. She made it across the border, and back. She's ballsy!)
We laughed a lot and did plenty of wandering. Then we splurged on steak for dinner and went to the art opening at Magic Pony. I had no idea what the art would be like; it just sounded like something fun to do on my last night. But I loved the show. Loved it.
Team Macho is a group of five young artists/illustrators. They met in art school and started collaborating on drawings together. This was their third show at Magic Pony, and by the time we got there it was thronged and many of the pieces were sold.
It was also a book launch party for the Team Macho book, published by Magic Pony. I bought a copy of the book, and then, with Lindy's encouragement, decided to buy a painting too. These guys remind me of the Royal Art Lodge, who are also Canadian, and I didn't want to miss the chance to buy a piece before they were widely known. Because Team Macho is going to be big!
Just look how smashing they are. I love when artists don't take themselves too seriously.
Hundreds of great little pieces were hung closely in the Gallery.
The best art is made in Canada by a new process (boot whiskey).
The strange and beautiful little Jacob Whibley painting I bought. It's called "Fishwives" and I love it.
This is me with the artist, Jacob. He's the dude in the black and white sweater in the Team photo.
It was such a fun night, and we rode the streetcar there and back so we felt like cool arty natives.