Published in the July 1 newspaper, Murray Whyte of the Toronto Star wrote a compelling piece on Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery’s current exhibition, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror for Today, with Warhol’s genius on display. With its grand opening on Canada Day, the gallery offers a museum-style exhibition with over 120 works by Andy Warhol on rotation.
The exhibition is located in Toronto’s hip neighborhood in Yorkville on 77 Bloor Street West, located in the former GUESS? store. With a low entrance fee, visitors can view, “some predictable works of Warhol, alongside a few surprising gems,” said Whyte.
Whyte highlights various works from the exhibition, works such as The Shadow Painting (1977) which is, “one of Warhol’s gorgeous, small silkscreen paintings, [and] is worth the price of admission.” Another print featured is the Electric Chair (1971) described as a “disquieting gem.”
Revolver Gallery opened in 2012 and has since acquired a vast collection of Warhol prints and brought the majority of its collection to Toronto. Andy Warhol Revisited will provide an engaging and educational walkthrough of the development of Warhol’s artistic language and its greater effect on culture – an effect, which has echoed for decades.
Warhol’s genius remains relevant in pop culture today and he “remains a fixture in the mainstream eye,” said Whyte.