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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vancouver Art Gallery — Shore, Forest and Beyond
Art From the Audain Collection


From the VAG website: The role of private collectors in the art world has always been essential to both artists and museums. Private collections are formed in a variety of ways, yet some achieve particular distinction for their depth, breadth and quality. 

The works assembled by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa over the last two decades form one of the most important private holdings of work by First Nations and non-First Nations British Columbia artists. The Audains have created a collection that allows a particularly rich history of the art of British Columbia to be told.


Emily Carr Alert Bay Burial Ground I pass a crowd of school kids being enthusiastically guided through the exhibition. Look closely kids, yes it's a burial ground but check out the picture of her dog and look, there's an Orca whale. What's it doing in the grave yard? 


On the way to the gallery, I turn onto Robson and approaching with speed the high energy bubble of the US Women's National Soccer Team on Robson heading to stadium. The Olympic qualifying CONCACAF tournament is on.

Sintaluta, Danny Singer 2007

Danny Singer Calder 2005 Kincaid 2004



Lawren Harris Mount Thule, Bylot Island, 1930
Lawren Harris Mount Thule restoration




John Webber b1751
Nootka Sound engravings 1784
Nuu-chah-nulth man + woman

Jeff Wall River Road




Attila Richard Lukacs (b1962)Varieties of Love, Painting the Lovers' Portrait (1991)
Laurie Papou (b1964) She saw her fallen clothes as a charity, a homage (2000)
John Webber b1751


EJ Hughes
Brady's Beach near Bamfield
Departure From Nanaimo
Ferry Passing Malaspina's Gallery
Echo Bay
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Bill Reid Killer Whale
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Shadbolt

Gathie Falk Apples 22
Brian Jungen