Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Past Exhibitions

In Dialogue with Carr
Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson

July 1, 2010 to January 30, 2011

Emily Carr
Young Pines and Sky, circa 1935
oil on paper
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust
Emily Carr remains a figurehead in the history of British Columbia art, especially in her representation of the natural world as it relates to the development of modernism. Carr’s images of the densely forested landscape of the West Coast and the totemic art of the First Nations peoples had an important effect on establishing a visual identity for the province and were deeply influential on both her contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists.

This exhibition strategically pairs the work of Emily Carr with key contemporary BC artists–Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor and Marianne Nicolson-to draw out a dialogue between Carr’s legacy and the myriad ways in which artists respond to it.

In Dialogue with Carr: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, chief curator/associate director.