'Different and exciting': Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors opens at the AGO
Toronto is the 4th stop on the exhibit's highly anticipated 6-city tour
Dozens of eager art fans lined up early Saturday to be some of the first to take in the highly anticipated Yayoi Kusama exhibit Infinity Mirrors at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
The exhibit, which is spread out over a number of rooms, is littered with the 88-year-old Japanese artist's signature polka dots.
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Toronto is the fourth stop on Infinity Mirrors' six-city tour, and the show will run at the AGO until May 27.
Bruce Lindsay told CBC Toronto that he was the first person in line to see Infinity Mirrors at the AGO, coming in all the way from Scarborough, and added that the exhibit wasn't too busy on its first day.
"By the time the doors opened, there [were] maybe 50 [people] or something like that, so I think everybody was accommodated," Lindsay said. "It was nice. I don't know how many more people tried to get the same-day tickets."
The AGO allows visitors about 20 to 30 seconds with each room before they have to move on.
Scott also said he didn't feel crowded at Infinity Mirrors.
A drawing point for Christina Rico and Stephanie Rico was the mirrors. Christina said the mirrors change "the perspective of everything."
"It's just the idea behind the exhibit that makes it unique and different and exciting," she added.
Tanya Walsh was impressed by the colours and lights, but says she wishes she could have spent more time.
"We went through it probably in about an hour or so. I mean we could have spent a lot more time," Walsh said. " I think everybody should have a chance to go see it. I know that it's probably one of the only times that she's doing the exhibit here in Canada, so it's a great chance to go see it for sure."
With files from Natalie Nanowski