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.

Current Exhibitions

From the Collection

Mowry Baden

March 9 - June 9, 2019


Mowry Baden
Marsupial, 2013
steel, aluminum, fabric, rubber
Collection of the Artist.

This exhibition comprises internationally acclaimed Victoria-based artist Mowry Baden’s work from the late 1960s to the present. Baden is known for producing intricate, sometimes humorous sculptural works and installations that borrow from the fields of perceptual psychology, science and architecture, and often solicit the audience’s participation.

Mowry Baden deploys objects and forms that range from seat belts and reconfigured industrial devices, to purpose-built rooms in which ping-pong balls ricochet off the walls. The recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Baden disrupts our reliance on vision and instills a heightened sensory awareness of our position in, and movement through, space. Works spanning more than forty years of Baden’s prolific career will be on view as part of this survey presentation.

Organized by the Vancouver art Gallery and Curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.