Monday, October 3, 2016

Toronto: Subway, Part 1


Functional art, Lawrence West Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 2016.


In Subway, Part 2, I'll describe a most startling, fantastical experience on Toronto's subway system.

But for now, I want to share this bit of functional art at the Lawrence West Station that I still find so seductive.

There's both symmetry and asymmetry. Circles, loops, parallel lines, squares, vertical seams, and that line and pedestal of red at the bottom. There's wood, cement, metal, wiring. There's cold and warmth. Monochrome and color. Matte and shine.

This is art. 




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