Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 16, 2019

Vancouver Alexander’s work moves through obsessions with beauty, consumerism, and nature.  Originally from Victoria, Vikky Alexander first came to prominence in the art world in the 1980s while living and working in New York. An internationally recognized photographer, sculptor, collagist, and installation artist, she has also lived in Vancouver and currently resides in Montreal. We … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 10, 2019

Vancouver Extreme Beauty.  Vikky Alexander’s first retrospective Extreme Beauty, on show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, explores the major themes that have preoccupied her work for over three decades. “Looking back can be difficult,” reflects Alexander, whose entry into photography coincided with the emergence of the Pictures Generation in 1980s New York… Whether we are … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 8, 2019

Vancouver Vikky Alexander queries Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery While previewing her exhibition with the Straight, Alexander talks about some of her subjects and strategies. Like many concept-driven artists, she employs whatever form, medium, and materials are needed to convey her ideas. Her exhibition includes installations of commercial photomurals, digital prints in light … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, June 19, 2019

Vancouver A visit with Alberto Giacometti’s beautifully imperfect sculptures at the Vancouver Art Gallery Alberto Giacometti’s Man Walking (Version 1) (1960) stands tall, leaning forward as if striding with purpose toward you as you enter the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition galleries. The sculpture is actually at the midpoint of the VAG’s new show, Alberto Giacometti: … Continue reading