Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman

April 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Mattie Gunterman
Self-Portrait by a tree, 1899
silver gelatin print
printed by Henri Robideau, c. 1980–83
Collection of Henri Robideau

Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman unites the work of two women artists practicing in British Columbia in the early twentieth century, presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with approximately thirty photographs by Mattie Gunterman. This exhibition draws on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her direct engagement with and great affection for British Columbia’s landscape which, for her, was a site of artistic and spiritual inquiry. Like Carr, much of Gunterman’s oeuvre reflected her engagement with the wilderness around her which she documented with images of friends, campsites, trappers, prospectors, miners and the day to day of pioneer life.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator–Historical.

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