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.

Past Exhibitions

NEXT: Stephen Waddell
Dark Matter Atlas

June 11 to October 30, 2016

Stephen Waddell

Stephen Waddell
Jeita Grotto, 2015
silver gelatin print
Courtesy of the Artist and Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

top: NEXT: Stephen Waddell – Dark Matter Atlas installation view.

Lectures | Talks | Events
Tue, July 19 | 7pm | Artist's Tour

Over the past two decades the Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell has become widely known for his photographs and paintings that address urban space, particularly his depictions of the human figure in the modern city. This exhibition will feature a recent body of photographs in which Waddell has departed dramatically from the subject matter of his previous work by focusing on underground caverns in the United States, Canada and Lebanon—spaces once inaccessible that are now public parks. Printed to a large scale using traditional silver gelatin materials, Waddell’s surreal and compellingly beautiful pictures expand upon conventional conceptions of landscape while recalling photography’s relationship to Plato’s allegory of the cave, in which appearances are mistaken for reality.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art

Presenting Sponsor:

Generously Supported by:
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill

Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions:
David Aisenstat

Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn