New book reveals life of BC landscape artist

BC historian and author Jay Sherwood visited the Library & Archives several months ago in search of art exhibition records for artist and surveyor Ernest Lamarque. What he found dated back to 1932 when Lamarque participated in the All Canadian Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Through the Library’s collection of exhibition catalogues, Mr. Sherwood discovered … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, April 28, 2016

Vancouver Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun creates confrontation by canvas at the Museum of Anthropology.  “At no point during his long and impressive career has anyone accused Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun of quietly accepting the status quo. The world-view of this First Nations artist is, like his powerful and distinctive paintings, charged with confrontation, condemnation, and angry humour. … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, April 21, 2016

Vancouver Playtime sculpture at Children’s Hospital brings fun to public art.  Vancouver-based artists Myfanwy MacLeod and Shannon Oksanen are behind the whimsical new public art piece that has been erected on campus at the B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Georgia Straight, April 20, 2016 Catriona Jeffries, Janice Kerbel, and Jon Stovell … Continue reading