Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 21, 2021

Vancouver Altarpieces and Shrines Shaped From Found Objects.  In Soul Power at the Vancouver Art Gallery, history passes through Jan Wade’s hands transformed like an exhaled breath. Inspired by her foremothers’ recycling of materials, Wade creates altarpieces, shrines, and memory jugs out of found objects.  Wade assigns significance to discarded bric-a-bracs: tiny horseshoes become mementos of Emancipation … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by Vancouver Art Gallery Library, August 31, 2021

Vancouver Garry Neill Kennedy championed conceptual art, influenced artists across Canada.  Obituary: Artist, teacher and administrator lived in Vancouver, earlier turned sleepy art college in Halifax into a world centre for conceptual and avant-garde art in the 1960s and 1970s.  Vancouver Sun, August 28, 2021 Sdahl K’awaas wins Sterling Prize for challenging racism and the … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 27, 2021

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibit paints a picture of resistance and social justice Given Vancouver’s history as a confluence point of different cultures, it is perhaps no surprise to hear about some of the underlying themes woven through Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo, one of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s current exhibitions. “The pieces amplify … Continue reading