Posted in July 2017

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 31, 2017

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery to spotlight Scandinavian design, Royal Collection artist portraits, and more in fall season Contemporary Canadian painting, portraits of artists from the Royal Collection, Scandinavian design, and the work of iconic West Coast artist Gordon Smith are all in the spotlight for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s just-announced fall roster. Georgia Straight, July … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 26, 2017

Vancouver Vancouver’s Raymond Boisjoly shortlisted for $50,000 photography prize Indigenous artist Raymond Boisjoly is among the four finalists for the $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize. The Vancouver-based Boisjoly, who is of Haida and Quebecois descent, was selected from an initial long list of 30 artists. He specializes in photographic and text-based works, and was also shortlisted … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 19, 2017

Vancouver Artists Unsettle Colonized Notions of Two-Spirit Life.  This year, the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver—themed, appropriately for Canada 150, on “UnSettled”—took a decidedly different direction, centering on art that was created and curated by Two-Spirit artists.  “Two-Spirit” is a difficult term to precisely pin down; it is often used as an umbrella term for … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 18, 2017

Vancouver How 3D-printing, robotics and mixed reality created this HoloLens art piece Transformation Mask is an experiential sculpture piece that brings art and technology together as it morphs from bird mask to human-merged-with-machine. It’s the result of a collaboration between Canadian artist Shawn Hunt and Microsoft Vancouver’s in-house maker space, The Garage… But while the … Continue reading

‘Reading Art’ Book Club meets July 25th

The next ‘Reading Art’ Book Club, will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 6 – 7.30 p.m. The Gallery is open until 9 pm by donation on Tuesdays. In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden, the chosen book is Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and … Continue reading