Friday, December 11, 2009

Monster

Presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad with the support of the Audain Foundation
Opening Reception February 4, 7:00 pm
Exhibition runs from February 5 to May 8, 2010

Monsters have appeared throughout the ages and in most cultures. Fear, paranoia and the triumph of good over evil manifests itself in horror, polarized societies, and intolerance giving rise to monsters rooted in folklore, mythology, legend, literature, art and popular culture. This contemporary art exhibition features innovative works by leading Canadian and international artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Shary Boyle, Lutz Braun, Beau Dick, Marcel Dzama, Alexandra Flood, Sandra Meigs, Nick Sikkuark, Corin Sworn, Joseph Tisiga, Howie Tsui and Nicola Tyson who explore monstrous sensibilities in their practice.

Image: Shary Boyle, Beast (Highland series), 2007
Oil on panel, 15.75” x 13.8”
Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects

B.C. Binning



Works from the Collection
November 10 to December 23, 2009
Opening reception November 9, 7:00 pm
Bertram Charles Binning (1909-1976), considered to be one of British Columbia’s most prominent artists and modernists, was inspired by the coastal landscape he encountered in and around West Vancouver. In 2008, the West Vancouver Museum acquired a collection of artwork from the Estate of Jessie Binning including drawings and paintings. This is the first time these works are being exhibited.
B.C. Binning, A Summer Seascape for Christmas Time, 1951
14x21.6cm, Serigraph, Gift of the Estate of Jessie Binning
West Vancouver Museum Collection

Greetings from Friends


Mid-Century Art Cards 1945 - 1975
November 10 to December 23, 2009
Opening reception November 9, 7:00 pm
Greetings from Friends showcases a collection of greeting cards, paintings, drawings and prints designed by prominent artists and architects, including B.C. Binning, Gordon Smith, Alistair Bell, Don Jarvis, Jack Shadbolt, Arthur Erickson and others. The cards reveal an interconnected social network among artists and architects who were the vanguard of the region's art and design scene.


Alistair Bell, Greetings, two colour wood engraving, c. 1970, 11.2 x 7.5 cm,
Courtesy of Elizabeth and Alan Bell