Friday, August 19, 2011

"The Audience"


Although not one of my favourite sculptures in the city "The Audience" by renowned Toronto artist Michael Snow is one of the most visible. It consists of 2 groupings of figures high over the north entrances to our baseball stadium, The Rogers Centre (previously known as the Skydome). The sculpture, installed in 1989, represents sports fans in various poses of celebration and I decided to show this one because of the photographer in the bottom row - another sculpture of a photographer - hurray!

16 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

You're right - I don't think much of it either, even with a photographer!

Regina K said...

I like it :)

Jack said...

I think it is entertaining. More decoration than fine art, but fun nonetheless.

llandudnopictures said...

Hee hee, I think it's very compelling, even if it does lack something aesthetically.

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from Amish Stories.

LĂșcia said...

I can't say I like it, but it's a fun sculpture anyway! The photographer is the best part of it. ;-)
Have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

i think that jack has put it accurately - a decorative piece and not necessarily art. it does play well to the fans that go to the ball park and your photo is great as i know that getting a good angle on this piece is quite difficult. thanks redpat. i also loved the previous photo (the laneway loft) - like a story that one!

jennyfreckles said...

It's a 3D cartoon. I suppose we should be grateful for anything interesting around a baseball stadium!

Randy said...

Interesting to say the least.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it Red, it's fun, not serious and in exactly the right spot!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Linda said...

I actually find this a bit disturbing.

Birdman said...

Can you look and not smile?

La Principessa Errante said...

While not my favorite, (you have such great out door art in your city) I really do love it. It is placed in such a way though that it is hard to photograph, you did a super job.

JM said...

Way too cool! Brilliant idea.

Halcyon said...

I guess you were at the CN Tower recently? ;)
My MiL had a hard time understanding this sculpture. I think it's hard for Europeans to understand the North American fascination with sports. :)

Gunn said...

This I will remember!:)