Okay, so it may not be as posh as Londons National
Portrait Gallery but here in Toronto, Sarah Lazarovics gallerage of
faces is the next best thing.
Frustrated by the lack of a portrait gallery, Lazarovic decided to
create her own in her laneway
One wall features dozens of tiny portraits of various Torontonians from
Bob Rae to June Callwood. Another wall reveals portraits (photographs,
paintings, illustrations) sent in from artists from Vancouver, New York
and Missouri as well as ones from locals such as Mendelson
Zimmermann and Kagan
And thats the beauty of our laneways: Eye-popping architecture, murals,
and a gallery of talent hidden behind old garage doors.
The Montrose Portrait Gallery of Canada, garage behind 390 Montrose
Ave., Toronto, open by appointment until April 30, www.theportraitgallery.ca