In Your Face officially opened on Saturday. What a day! What a buzz! We were overwhelmed by the number of visitors to the installation – all keen to check out the amazing portraits on view. Many visitors – professionals and amateurs alike – had come specifically to see their own work. One man spent over an hour looking at every single image (twice I think), trying to locate a portrait of himself by a friend. The ‘In Your Face’ gallery is definitely a place you want to linger in. I chatted with many contributors. They were so excited to see the results of their labour on our walls and to be part of such a diverse community of over 10,000 creative individuals. And as one visitor so aptly put it: what a perfect way to celebrate Canada Day!
On behalf of the AGO, congratulations to all our talented participants. Long live the art of making art.