Young Pines and Sky, circa 1935
oil on paper
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust
Emily Carr remains a figurehead in the history
of British Columbia art, especially in her representation
of the natural world as it relates to the development of
modernism. Carr’s images of the densely forested landscape
of the West Coast and the totemic art of the First Nations
peoples had an important effect on establishing a visual
identity for the province and were deeply influential on
both her contemporaries and subsequent generations of
This exhibition strategically pairs the work of Emily Carr with key contemporary BC artists–Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor and Marianne Nicolson-to draw out a dialogue between Carr’s legacy and the myriad ways in which artists respond to it.
In Dialogue with Carr: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, chief curator/associate director.