Views of the Collection: The Street

April 19, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Robert Capa
Chartres, France, 18 August, 1944 (female collaborators marched through town), 1944
silver gelatin print
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft

Jack Shadbolt
Yates Street Evening, Victoria; Dominion Theatre, Yates St., Victoria, , 1946
watercolour, gouache, ink on paper
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund

Views of the Collection: The Street is part of a series of presentations on the 4th floor that comprise thematic perspectives on the Gallery’s collection. Launched in 2018, this new initiative celebrates our collection’s breadth and unique strengths. The urban street has been an important source of inspiration for artists since the Renaissance, and it remains one of the primary sites for the production and enactment of culture in the world today. As the central space in which private and public realms intersect, the street is an arena where individual gestures and chance encounters speak to the conviviality and pleasures, the challenges and alienation of everyday life. Comprising more than 50 works from the Gallery’s holdings, The Street includes painting, photography, sculpture and video ranging in date from the eighteenth century to the present. The exhibition will feature work by Canadian and international artists, including Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Allyson Clay, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Judy Radul and Ian Wallace.


This exhibition is organized by the Vancouver art Gallery and Curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art