Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 20, 2015

Vancouver

New Vancouver Art Gallery will be able to accommodate exhibitions that bypass Vancouver “This project will take the unlocking of the generosity of many more,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that our board made a very positive statement from their own pockets as the very first announcement we made.” The Vancouver Sun, October 15, 2015.

Calgary

Contemporary Calgary looks forward to new art space A team of intrepid Calgarians is creating the city’s first dedicated contemporary and modern art gallery, one fashion-forward event at a time. The Calgary Herald, October 19, 2015.

Lougheed House exhibit explores Canadian women’s roles in WWII A new exhibit at Lougheed House showcases the lives of Alberta women who served in the armed forces during World War II. Though women had long been involved in war efforts, the second World War marked the first time that they were actually an official part of the Canadian Forces. The Calgary Herald, October 20, 2015.

Saskatoon

Fears of art gallery ‘blank cheque’ Councillors expressed concern Monday that the cost of the Remai Modern art gallery could continue to climb. Charlie Clark, who sits on the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan board, said the board is working hard to rein in costs. The Star Pheonix, October 20, 2015.

Montreal

Art project invites Montrealers to talk about homelessness Le temps d’une soupe, and it aims to bring Montrealers into greater sympathy with those who sleep on the street or in shelters. The Globe and Mail, October 16, 2015.

Toronto

On the Wall: What’s in the galleries this week It’s art fair week, which means that much of the art-viewing public’s attention will be focused on both Art Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre or Feature Art Fair at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. That doesn’t mean the permanent enterprises that provide many of the city’s art-going experiences will sit vacant, though. Some winners for your viewing pleasure. The Star, October 20, 2015.

New York

Lennart Anderson, Painter Who Put Modern Twist on the Masters, Dies at 87 Mr. Anderson brought an understanding of painters like Degas to his still lifes, portraits, landscapes and streetscapes, while lifting them from the common run of academic realism. The New York Times, October 19, 2015.

Boesky Gallery to Represent Thornton Dial Thornton Dial, the self-taught Alabama artist whose best-known work — dense, chaotic wall reliefs that exist somewhere between painting and sculpture — recently entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is moving into the Manhattan gallery ecosphere. The New York Times, October 20, 2015.

Detours: Jackie Saccoccio on Graham Collins’s Slashed-Pool Paintings at the Journal Gallery In honor of her shows at Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter Gallery (both are titled “Degree of Tilt”), the New York–based artist discusses a show of new work by Graham Collins. ARTnews, October 20, 2015.

London

Cultural co-operation a cornerstone of Chinese presidential visit At Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the Queen will show Xi a private display of items from the Royal Collection with a Chinese link. These will be laid out on tables in the grand setting of the Picture Gallery. The Art Newspaper, October 19, 2015.

Scotland

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art acquires rare Picasso collage A rare still life cubist collage by Pablo Picasso that features newspaper cuttings of ads for Quaker oats and Cherry Rocher cherry brandy has been acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The Guardian, October 20, 2015.

Paris

Picasso Museum reborn—again After a troubled renovation, Paris museum unveils rehang and new exhibition programme with a contemporary twist. The Art Newspaper, October 20, 2015.

Italy

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years Late 18th-century Vincenzo Chilone regatta scene once owned by John and Anna Jaffé is due to be sold at Christie’s. The Art Newspaper, October 19, 2015.

Nicola MacNeil, Vancouver Art Gallery Library

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