Current Exhibitions

From the Collection

Scorned: Emily Carr

March 1 to May 26, 2014


Emily Carr
Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky, 1931
oil on canvas
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust



Scorned: Emily Carr engages in dialogue with the concurrent exhibition A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky, presenting works that demonstrate Carr's interest in the denatured landscape–an occasional, but notable, subject of her work. The exhibition includes drawings and paintings from the Gallery's permanent collection, as well as a small selection of works borrowed from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. Key paintings in her oeuvre such as Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky and Above the Gravel Pit reveal her interest in the impact of forestry and mining on the coastal landscape. Like Burtynsky, Carr observed this intervention with both horror and fascination.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator.


Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation