The Reviews Are A-Coming In!
“I confess I was a bit skeptical going in. As someone who has been privileged enough to see famous art in the flesh, so to speak, around the world as well as here in Toronto, I wondered: could projections of paintings on walls and floors be thrilling?” Debra Yeo, The Star
You came, you saw, and you’ve been telling your friends and family about the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit—thank you! All over social media, we’ve been seeing your praise and commentary on your experience of the exhibit. As with any new and innovative exhibition experience, a health amount of skepticism comes part and parcel with the enthusiastic curiosity we’ve been receiving. As Debra Yeo continues below, these projections do indeed bring you closer to the artwork in a way you’ve never seen before:
“The answer is yes, albeit in a different way than seeing them in person. […] As I gazed at magnified blades of grass I marvelled at how painstaking it must have been to put multiple colours on each blade, particularly since the original painting is much smaller than the projection.” Debra Yeo, The Star
So we’ve scoured the social web to share with you just some of what our visitors have been saying, in their own unique ways, about their experience of the exhibit.
“Magnificent! I stayed for two hours ! Splendid! An experience of a life time!” Nour E
“OutstandingLy outstanding !!!!!” Kea C
“Wonderful! A must see” Gail A
“Absolutely stunning” Ariana C
“The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is pretty fabulous!” Redcurlzs (vintage store)
“Thrilled to celebrate #CanadaDay2020 at the official opening of the Immersive #VanGoghTO Exhibit at 1 Yonge Street. This one-of-a-kind walk-in/drive-in Van Gogh exhibit has reimagined how we experience art in our city – while at the same time following public health guidelines.” Mayor John Tory
“Went to see the immersive Van Gogh exhibit for my bday today and it was really quite stellar. Go easy on the psychedelics if you’re gonna go” John S
“Today is my birthday and I put on some eye liner and went out […] it’s been a pretty great day so far. We did the immersive Van Gogh exhibit downtown ( I highly recommend it if your looking for a cool art experience)” Faye C
“It was upon leaving the exhibit only did it hit me on how much I miss the normalcy in life before COVID-19. I was happy that I got to finally go out for none other than Van Gogh’s art exhibit. Something I really wanted and dreamed of for a long time. The world through Vincent’s eyes was so full of life, feelings and emotions. Life was so painful for him and yet despite the hardships, he could produce artworks depicting the world around him with such breathtaking and speechless beauty. It was a wonderful experience to see his paintings come to life in this event😊🌻💙 Kenma enjoyed every moment of the exhibit. Do you love galleries and art exhibits?” @kenmamori
“This was breathtaking. Highly recommend to check this out while you still can!” @vgorous, instagram
There are still a few tickets available for July, but if you can’t make it this month, August and September tickets are available for purchase here! We’d love to hear how you enjoyed your visit; tag us on Facebook (@ImmersiveVanGogh), Twitter (@immersivevango), andn Instagram (@immersivevangogh).