A SMART IDEA FROM GALLERY 1313 IN PARKDALE, CURATED BY PHIL ANDERSON

If you missed it in June/2020 when COVID-19 was just getting under way, here it is again.  Phil Anderson sent out a call for pandemic portraits, and artists sent in their work from across the world. These portraits are unlike any others. There were so many submissions they became overwhelming, and many of them show a wonderful sense of humor. We need that now more than ever in 2021.
<“I AM BORED”, by Steve Stober, Toronto photographer><‘ISOLATION IN SILENCE’ by Jacques Desruisseaux, Lennoxville, Quebec><‘NURSE’, by artist and nurse Christina Damianos><‘GAY COUPLE’, by John Hryniuk – “Showing how the pandemic has no prejudice and affects us all – cultures, races, genders, sexual identities, classes, etc.”><‘FREEKY’, mixed media, by Polar Canpolat, Turkey><‘SELF PORTRAIT IN ISOLATION’, by Sarah Leonard>GALLERY 13/13 can be found at 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto; Gallery 1313’s website – http://www.g1313.org