Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library July 3, 2014



Dion Kliner Wins $25K Gottlieb Foundation Grant Vancouver-based artist and critic Dion Kliner has received a $25,000 award from New York City’s Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. The Gottlieb Foundation’s individual support grants were founded in 1976 to “encourage and recognize mature painters, sculptors and printmakers who have dedicated their lives to developing their art regardless of their level of commercial success.” This year, 12 artists received the grants out of a pool of 454 applicants. Canadian Art, July 3, 2014

North Vancouver

NEW GALLERY TO BE BUILT ON VANCOUVER’S WATERFRONT Acclaimed photography and media arts institution Presentation House Gallery is on its way to building a landmark new facility, after a resounding 6-1 vote in favour of the project by the City of North Vancouver Council. Galleries West, July 1, 2014


Encounter Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir’s sculptures at Mission Hill winery More than 40 large-scale sculptures are featured at Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate winery and on bottles of wine this summer. Georgia Straight, June 26, 2014


Winner of the $10,000 Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Brenda Draney, nominated by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), was announced as the winner of the $10,000 prize. The AGA nominated her for her work, “Suspend”, one of a series of paintings that “explores a large-scale narrative of her personal memories growing up in between the Northern Alberta community of Slave Lake and Edmonton.” Galleries West, July 1, 2014

2015 Alberta Biennial Artists Announced Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (January 24 – May 3, 2015) is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists and ultimately an expression on what it feels like to be an artist in Alberta. Galleries West, June 30, 2014


WAG’s finances strong thanks to 100th anniversary exhibit The Winnipeg Art Gallery has registered its largest-ever surplus. The gallery’s surplus is $385,716, officials announced at the WAG’s annual meeting Thursday. The gallery’s strong finances for the 2013-14 fiscal year are still riding the wave of the gallery’s 100th anniversary exhibit, 100 Masters Only in Canada, which ran from May to September 2013. Winnipeg Free Press, June 27, 2014

For what it’s worth Most artists have an uneasy relationship with the market (except, of course, in Winnipeg, which doesn’t have one). It’s understandable: the work that even talented, innovative, and hardworking artists do usually goes unpaid. Winnipeg Free Press, July 3, 2014


Video: A Critic’s View on Carl Zimmerman’s New Photos … In this video report on Carl Zimmerman’s exhibition “Cold City” at Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes reflects on the Nova Scotia–based photographer’s preoccupation with haunting industrial spaces. Canadian Art, July 3, 2014

Williamstown, Mass.

Clark Art Institute Unveils $145M Tadao Ando Expansion The Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Mass., unveils this week the second major expansion since its 1955 opening. Art in America, July 3, 2014

Water Mill, N.Y.

Q. & A. | Maya Lin on Saving the Planet Through Art The artist, whose site-specific exhibition, “Platform: Maya Lin,” opens at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, N.Y. tomorrow, discusses how her work addresses climate change. New York Times, July 3, 2014

New York

Looking at Photos the Master Never Saw A new exhibition of Garry Winogrand’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes many photographs developed after his death. New York Times, July 3, 2014

NY Public Library Looks To Reinvent “The library hasn’t selected an architect for the project, which will include traditional reading rooms and bookshelves. But officials said they also want to create fun, collaborative spaces, stocked with tools for creative projects. It hasn’t been decided whether these spaces would be located in the Schwarzman building, the branch across the street, or both.” Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2014

Washington, D.C.

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Corcoran Gallery Takeover “The advocacy group Save the Corcoran filed a motion today in D.C. Superior Court to intervene in proceedings that would result in the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design … with its assets and functions divided between George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.” Washingotn City Paper, July 2, 2014


An Art Scene by the Sea in Uruguay A stretch of coast between Punta del Este and José Ignacio is dotted with galleries and art-focused resorts. New York Times, July 3, 2014


London contemporary sales put their best faces forward Representational works and portraits perform well at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (Francis Bacon’s small triptych of his lover George Dyer sold at Sotheby’s for £26.7m (est £15m-£20m) to a European buyer on the phone) The Art Newspaper, July 3, 2014


In Norway, Seeking Munch’s Brighter Palette Tracing the path, through Oslo and beyond, that the artist Edvard Munch took after checking himself into a nerve clinic in Copenhagen. New York Times, July 3, 2014


The banks of the Tiber to become an outdoor art gallery William Kentridge previews his multimedia mural at Rome’s Maxxi museum. The Art Newspaper, July 3, 2014


Lawsuit brought by Peggy Guggenheim’s grandchildren dismissed A Paris tribunal rejected the case on Wednesday, seeking to revoke the collector’s donation of her art and Venice home to a New York foundation. The Art Newspaper, July 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia Is Building Audiences for Art “Although Jeddah is known as the cultural capital of the country, those involved in the art world are having to be inventive when it comes to creating exhibition spaces and giving the public the opportunity to view new works of art.” BBC, July 2, 2014


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