If you happen to find yourself in Vancouver sometime before March 17, 2019 and you have a burning desire to find out how certain pieces of art come to be in a museum and others do not, then you should find you way to the Vancouver Art Gallery where A Curator’s View Ian Thom Selects is in progress.
Ian Thom was the Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery for 33 years and as such was responsible for the acquisition of hundreds of paintings. The audioguide for the exhibit allows Thom the time to explain the process behind the acquisition of paintings and artwork.
The exhibition consists of almost 90 works including paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures. The gallery contains the world’s most significant collection of work by Emily Carr and some of those paintings will be on display as well.
The exhibition features both historical and contemporary work including examples of Pop, abstraction, landscape and portraiture. Local, national and international works of art are on display by artists like Henri Beau, Emily Carr, Robert Davidson, Gathie Falk, Leon Golub, David Hockney, Ann Kipling, Beatrice Lennie, David Milne, Paul Peel, George Segal, Graham Sutherland, Andy Warhol, John Vanderpant and Zacherie Vincent among others.
If you happen to find yourself in Vancouver…
Emily Carr: Into the Forest opens on May 13th and runs until March 4th, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. As you would image the exhibition’s subject matter is the West Coast forest and Carr’s relationship with it, as shown in 45 paintings. The gallery’s Senior Curator-Historical, Ian M. Thom says that, “by confronting the forest directly, Carr celebrated the natural world through her masterful images of the coastal forest landscape. Through her unique synthesis of the spiritual and natural, Carr’s forest paintings have shaped the way British Columbians perceive their natural surroundings.”
In 1935 Carr wrote: “Sketching in the big woods is wonderful. You go, find a space wide enough to sit in and clear enough so that the undergrowth is not drowning you. Everything is green. Everything is waiting and still. Slowly things begin to move, to slip in their places. Groups and masses and lines tie themselves together. Colours you had not noticed come out timidly or boldly… Here is a picture, a complete thought and there another and there…”
Emily Carr: Into the Forest opens on May 13th and runs until March 4th, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Gallery…
Moving from the dark to the light, the Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more, running from October 22, 2016 through to January 29, 2017.
The exhibition is made up of work by 36 artists from 15 countries including work by Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Vassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keefe and James McNeill Whistler. There are 90 paintings and 20 works on paper. Some of the pictures on display include van Gogh’s The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, Gauguin’s Vision after the Sermon and Monet’s Water Lilies.
Moving from the dark to the light, the Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more, running from October 22…