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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.
Northern, 2005 (still)
single channel video projection with sound
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery,
Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft
|Beginning in the late 1970s artists such as Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall, Christos Dikeakos and Rodney Graham developed intellectually rigorous approaches to photography. Breaking with the romantic landscape tradition that dominated art making and collecting in Vancouver well into the 1970s, they developed practices that both articulated an affinity with the avant-garde projects of early modernism and uniquely acknowledged the specific place and historical moment in which they were working.
Comprised primarily of work from the Gallery’s collection, the exhibition will include photographs and video work made over the past twenty-five years that build upon this conceptual framework while picturing the built environment and the vast “natural” landscape that makes up much of this province. Artists included in the exhibition include Roy Arden, Karin Bubas, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Marian Penner Bancroft, Sandra Semchuk and James Nicholas, Henri Robideau, Althea Thauberger, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and Paul Wong, among others.
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.