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

We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr

December 3, 2016 to April 23, 2017

Sonny Assu
Spaced Invaders, 2014
digital intervention on an Emily Carr Painting (Heina, 1928)
Courtesy of the Artist

Sonny Assu continues his ongoing body of work Interventions on The Imaginary, creating a new series of digital tags on a body of Emily Carr paintings selected from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection. Assu confronts the portrayal of Indigenous peoples as a vanishing race by interrupting Carr’s landscapes with an insertion of an ovoid and u-shapes. The exhibition will also include new and existing sculptural works from Assu in addition to a special collaboration with ceramic artist Brendan Tang.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art.

Presenting Sponsor:

Generously supported by:
Terrence and Lisa Turner
Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery