As the weather drives us to indoor activities, it's the perfect time of year to visit galleries and museums and see how art can enliven spaces and spirits.
Our teaching exhibition Memory • History • Story runs through April 27, 2018 at the Gordon Smith Gallery. This exhibition from the AFK permanent collection brings together pieces from Indigenous artists including George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Xwalacktun, Kenojuak Ashevak, Robert Davidson, Beau Dick and others. The art includes sculpture, textile, cedar carvings and weavings, as well as two-dimensional works, for a collection that inspires learning in our young people and understanding in our visitors.
At the Vancouver Art Gallery, visit the exhibition Gordon Smith's The Black Paintings. These works are abstractions, often with collaged pieces. "Strikingly different from his landscape images, the black paintings have a depth and emotive richness, which reveals itself only with close observation," says the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through February 4, 2018.
The Monte Clarke Gallery is celebrating its 25th year with a group show of gallery artists. Two of our patron artists Karin Bubaš and Graham Gillmore are part of the exhibit that runs through January 27, 2018 at the Gallery at 101-525 Great Northern Way in Vancouver.
In the same building, works of one of our founding patron artists are on view. The exhibit titled Jack Shadbolt - The Ghost Universe is at the Equinox Gallery at 110 - 525 Great Northern Way and runs through February 22, 2018.
One of our artist partners, ceramicist Brendan Tang, has an installation exhibit titled meatspace at the Burrard Arts Foundation, located at 108 East Broadway in Vancouver. The exhibition runs through March 10, 2018 and on Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30 p.m. the artist will be in attendance for a gallery tour.
Molly Lamb Bobak, Oslo (detail), 1960
The Burnaby Art Gallery is presenting Talk of the Town, an exhibition exploring the street views and city panoramas of patron artist Molly Lamb Bobak, primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s. The opening reception is Thursday, January 18, at 7 p.m. They are offering a curator's tour on Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m. and a lecture on Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. The exhibition runs from January 19 – April 8, 2018. The Burnaby Art Gallery is located at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue.
Take the opportunity to see one or more of these and the many other vibrant exhibitions happening around the Lower Mainland this winter. By supporting galleries and museums, we support our artists and the legacy of Canadian art and culture.