Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library August 20, 2014


Panel Video: Painting and Materiality in Vancouver … Artists Emily Hill, Colleen Heslin, Angela Teng and Jeremy Hof discuss new directions in painting at Gallery Hop Vancouver. The discussion was moderated by influential Vancouver painter and ECUAD associate professor Elizabeth McIntosh. Canadian Art, August 14, 2014

Video: Artist completes amazing tapestry tribute to Vancouver After five years and 5000 hours, a Vancouver artist has finally finished her tribute to the city she calls home Globe and Mail, August 19, 2014

Best Vancouver events of the week: Aug. 14-22 Vancouver Art Gallery Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, until Sept. 1 Douglas Coupland: Gumhead, until Sept. Vancouver Sun, August 18, 2014

Art this Week: PATTERNS, VPL Central Library Architectural Tour and Art in the ‘Hood The Tudor-style Aberthau Mansion is a captivating setting for PATTERNS, a one-evening exhibition featuring 18 artists and 20 exhibitions. Despite its appearance, Safdie has stated his design was not intended to resemble Rome’s Coliseum. For a chance to learn about what his design was meant to convey, check out the tour. Works by Vancouver artists Judith Meyers, Ricardo Spinace, Ann Hilton, Eileen Fong, Trudy Austin, and Lianna Klassen will be on display at the inaugural pop-up gallery by West End arts society WEArts. Vancouver Sun, August 20, 2014

City of Vancouver responds to debt question As the city continues to experience growth, we have to continue to renew and upgrade our existing infrastructure, amenities and facilities to support our residents and businesses. Thus the 2015-2018 draft Capital Plan focuses 2/3 of the budget on maintenance and renewal, while 1/3 is on new investments. Asian Pacific Post, August 19, 2014

Bella Coola

Once wagered in Super Bowl, B.C. First Nations mask makes trip back to Bella Coola A B.C. First Nations mask that made headlines after a U.S. art museum wagered it in a Super Bowl bet is returning home to British Columbia next month for a community celebration. Officials from the Seattle Art Museum will bring the Nuxalk forehead mask back to Bella Coola for a few days, where it’s sure to be a highlight of the much-anticipated potlatch. Globe and Mail, August 20, 2014


“John Clark: a Tribute” closing soon at C2 Close to home, I caught up with Jeffrey Spalding Artistic Director of Contemporary Calgary and asked him to comment on his summer exhibition at C2: “John Clark: a Tribute” as it nears the end of its run on Sunday, August 31. Galleries West, August 19, 2014


Sheila Spence Appointed Director at Plug In ICA – Canadian …Photographer and arts manager Sheila Spence has been named director, administration and development at Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA. Canadian Art, August 19, 2014


Living pictures The 5th annual art tableau competition Living Pictures will be…Contestants recreate their favourite characters from art, literature, games or movies. The event is hosted each year by the Dunlop Art Gallery and the Regina Public Library. Leader-Post, August 18, 2014


“Helpful” Art Hurts: Pedro Reyes’s Sanatorium – Canadian Art One of the latest exhibitions at Toronto’s Power Plant consists of the artwork Sanatorium by Mexico City–based artist Pedro Reyes, a project that comes to Canada with significant pedigree after stops at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Kassel’s Documenta 13. Canadian Art, August 19, 2014
A look at the four finalists for the Aimia/AGO Photography Prize Members of the shortlist for $50,000 award have ‘shown extraordinary promise’ in recent years. Globe and Mail, August 20, 2014


The Next Generation of Canadian Giving 2013 Based on an online survey of 809 Canadians outside of Quebec who made a financial donation to a not-for-profit organization over the year before the survey (May 2013), this report examines generational differences in charitable giving. Hill Strategies Research, August 15, 2014

Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010 The report notes that, other than a few differences, diverse Canadians attended at similar rates to other Canadians. Based on these findings, the report concludes that “the range of arts offerings in Canada – from art galleries, classical concerts, and theatre performances to pop concerts and cultural festivals – manages to attract most Canadians to at least one type of activity.” Hill Strategies Research, March 19, 2014

Los Angeles

The L.A. Art Invasion Sun-soaked isolation seems just the thing to spark inspiration. Plus: a primer on Los Angeles’s new artist arrivals. New York Times, August 20, 2014

Hammer Museum Announces Three Biennial Prizes Alice Könitz won the top prize in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial for her collaborative Los Angeles Museum of Art. New York Times, August 20, 2014

New York

A New Art Biennial Among Offerings at BRIC House in Brooklyn The BRIC Biennial will include works from more than two dozen artists, among many other cultural offerings this season. New York Times, August 20, 2014


Artists fight violence against women in Egypt Although sexual harassment has recently been made a crime in the country, incidents of assault are on the rise. The Art Newspaper, August 20, 2014


Debate, ridicule and claims of unoriginality overshadow Sydney public art Three permanent works due to be installed will cost the city AUS$8m. The Art Newspaper, August 20, 2014

Cheryl Siegel


Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St. Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H7 604-662-4709

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