Thursday, January 06, 2011

Time (Time Again): Late Works by Lionel Thomas + John Vanderpant

January 12 to February 26, 2011
Opening Reception: January 11, 2011 7pm-9pm

Lionel Thomas (1915 - 2005) and John Vanderpant (1884 - 1939) were central figures within the professional art communities of Vancouver. In the final stages of their mature careers, both Thomas and Vanderpant (in their respective fields of painting and photography) were inspired by the prospect of discovering new (modernist) approaches to traditional (conventional) conceptions of portraiture. Their late works record complex / modest subjects (flowers, plants and vegetables) from an unconventional point of view: their innovation was to keep both objectivity and observation in a state of constant flux.

Guest Curators: CAUSA (Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts)

Top: Lionel Thomas, White Iris, Egg tempera on board, 1985Private Collection
Bottom: John Vanderpant, Untitled (Pine Cone), 1936, silver gelatin print, 25.2x 19.5 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver ArtGallery Acquisition Fund, VAG 90.68.67


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