Current Exhibitions

through a glass, darkly

June 30 to September 30, 2012


Betty Goodwin
Carbon, 1987
oil stick, charcoal, pastel, wax, wash on geofilm
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund

Imperfect memory and biased desire are often blamed for our inability to adequately represent past experiences and events. Our vision may be clouded by ulterior motives, obscured by desire, or blocked by fear and anxiety. There are some who say we are doomed to see the world as if through a glass, darkly.

Through a glass, darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss. Artists in the exhibition include Geneviève Cadieux, Christian Boltanski, Marian Penner Bancroft, Eugenio Dittborn, Betty Goodwin, Mark Lewis, Alex Morrison, Jin-me Yoon and others.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, senior curator.


Generously Supported by our Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation