Illustrator Walter Trier was born in Prague but fled London at the start of WWII and eventually moved to Canada. His 1945 cartoon of "The Meeting of the Big Three" documents the historic meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. It is drawn in a style mimicking Picasso. A more recent caricature comments on Premier Bob Rae's cost cutting measures in the early 1990s and its effects on arts and culture in general and to the AGO specifically.
Michael Snow is an extremely prolific and eclectic artist whose work includes sculptures, films, music, painting, photography, holography, videos and books. Among other works in Toronto, he created the magnificent geese sculpture hanging from the ceiling of the Eaton Centre. His current exhibit is called Objects of Vision and features sculptures which all direct your vision and force you into a way of viewing them.
Finally, we were blown away by the exhibit of miniature carvings made of boxwood or ivory. One decorative piece, that is the size of a chestnut, unlatches to reveal teeny tiny intricate scenes. They show an example of a boxwood tree trunk and a piece of ivory that these works might have been carved from. Videos provide a magnified view and describe some of the potential processes.