Please join us Thursday April 12 at 7:30pm, as we launch two new exhibitions by artists Lawren Harris and Kim Stewart! Plus, you won't want to miss a performance by Naomi Kavka, and delicious treats from Sweet · Sassy · Savoury!
A member of the Group of Seven, Lawren Stewart Harris (1885–1970) was one of the most important figures in the history of Canadian art. After settling in Vancouver in 1940, he was a central figure in the artistic life of British Columbia. Through both his life and work, Harris helped establish an identity for Canadian art and was a driving force in the development of modernist painting. This exhibition focuses on artwork from between 1906 and 1960 and includes artwork on paper, oil sketches and paintings.
Métis artist Kim Stewart from Prince George explores stereotypes of Indigeneity and examines how representations of it in popular media influenced her own sense of self. Using a broad range of media including video, digital prints, beadwork and installation work, Stewart reconciles childhood stories and memories of play alongside pop cultural references of Indigenous culture. Her work considers the depth to which stereotypes can permeate ones identity and influence a sense of self.
The launch party is free to attend, and refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of the Killy Foundation and is curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator-Historical, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Pictured above (R):
Lawren Harris. Autumn: Design for a Panel, c. 1945. Oil on paperboard. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Vancouver Art Gallery Women's Auxiliary. (Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.)
(L) Kim Stewart: Indian Chief, 2017. Digital print on paper.