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A TERRIBLE BEAUTY
Edward Burtynsky

March 1 to May 26, 2014
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator


Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky is internationally renowned for his captivating images of natural
and man-made landscapes that reflect both the impressive reach of human enterprise and the extraordinary
impact of our hubris. A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky was a focused survey of photographs the artist produced
between 1983 and 2013, and represented all key bodies of his work including a new and groundbreaking international
project on the subject of water.
The exhibition presented forty-four photographs from the Gallery’s permanent collection, including thirty-four
new acquisitions, highlighting many of the key subjects the artist has photographed in British Columbia (mines,
railways and homesteads) along with well-known photographs of industrial landscapes in China, Bangladesh
and North America. Burtynsky’s photographs were placed in dialogue with Scorned: Emily Carr , a selection of
Carr’s paintings and drawings from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
ARTIST: Edward Burtynsky

Presenting Sponsor: Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

ABOVE: Edward Burtynsky, Three Gorges Dam Project, Wan Zhou #6, Yangtze River, China , 2002, chromogenic print, Collection of the
Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz, Courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary




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