Past Exhibitions

From the Collection

Artist's Choice
Cock and Bull

March 8 to June 8, 2014


Tom Wesselmann
Smoke Banner, 1971
vinyl, foam
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery Purchased with the Endowment Fund



Presented in conjunction with Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again, this exhibition features work from the Gallery's permanent collection selected by Myfanwy MacLeod and Grant Arnold following the model of "cock and bull story," an improbable tale passed off as the truth. Taken together, the works that make up the exhibition engage with imbalances of power in the art world–inequities that MacLeod sees as representative of the world at large–while addressing the conflict between art and commerce, the tension between high art and popular entertainment, and the desire to make something "socially relevant".

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Myfanwy MacLeod, Guest Curator and Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.


Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation