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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.
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.
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation