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his diverse and prolific production since 2000. As part of a commitment to showcase work
created throughout the Pacific Rim, the Gallery also presented Coupland’s popular public
art installation Gumhead , a larger-than-life depiction of the artist’s head that viewers were

encouraged to stick gum on.
The Gallery also presented Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller ,
representing twenty years of collaboration between the two internationally renowned installation
and sound artists. Finally, two exhibitions highlighted the breadth and vitality of the Gallery’s
permanent collection: Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection , which
traced the history of painting in both Canada and the province through the themes of landscape,

portraiture and cityscape, as well as its accompanying On Stage: Recent Acquisitions , which
featured new additions to the collection and encouraged viewers to look closely at the signs
of staging in our own context or that of others.
Offsite, the Gallery’s outdoor public art space on Georgia Street, also continued to feature a
dynamic program. In the fall, London, UK-based artist Mark Lewis’ 8 Days captivated passersby

with eight recent film works projected one per day over the course of the exhibition. In the
spring, Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar’s Time to Let Go… invited viewers to scream into
large terracotta vessels in order to release anxieties.

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