Past Exhibitions

SPIRITLANDS: t/HERE: Marian Penner Bancroft
Selected Photo Works 1975-2000

June 30 to September 30, 2012

Running Arms to a Civil War
Marian Penner Bancroft
From For Dennis and Susan:
Running Arms to a Civil War
, 1978
silver gelatin print
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Purchased with the financial support
of the Canada Council for the Arts and
the Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund


Running Arms to a Civil War
Marian Penner Bancroft
From For Dennis and Susan:
Running Arms to a Civil War,
1978
silver gelatin print
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisitions Fund

Vancouver–based artist Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years. While photography has been her primary medium, she has also incorporated drawing, text, sound, sculpture and video into work that evocatively engages with the intersection of photography, social history and personal memory. This exhibition will feature work ranging from Penner Bancroft's For Dennis and Susan: Running Arms to a Civil War (1978), a powerful body of early photographs depicting the impact of leukemia on Penner Bancroft's sister and brother in law, to works from the 1980s and 90s that examine the representation of the family and the cultural frameworks through which landscape is perceived.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain curator of British Columbia Art.