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

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