Scott McFarland

McFarlandCigar&Sickle Scott McFarland, Cigar and Sickle, 2002.

  Chosen by: Chris Nicolson, Gallery Member “Things aren’t always what they seem with Scott McFarland’s work, just like in real life. You think you have things sorted out, until you realize you don’t and it’s really something else. This … Continue reading

Lawren Harris

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

  Chosen by: Christianne Wilhelmson   “If you grow up in Ontario, as I did, the Group of Seven are simply a part of your being – I think they put something in the water! In fact, I don’t remember … Continue reading

Landon Mackenzie

MackenzieTrackingAthabasca Landon Mackenzie, Tracking Athabaska (Space Station) Falls Said to the Largest in the World So Far,

  Chosen by: Sharon Fritz & the Grade 8 French Immersion Art Class at Kitsilano Secondary School   “We are in the early days of the school year and just beginning to get to know each-other. I started out by … Continue reading

Emily Carr

CarrTotemForest Emily Carr, Totem Forest, 1930.

  Chosen by: Mary Jewell, Gallery Volunteer   “A few years ago, while exploring in the mountains near Vancouver, I suddenly became intensely aware of the remarkable old-growth douglas fir surrounding me – the texture of the bark, the colour, … Continue reading

Thomas Struth

Kunsthistorisches Museum III Wien Thomas Struth, Historisches Museum III Wien, 1989.

  Chosen by: Emmy Lee, Assistant Curator   “This photograph was part of the first exhibition I ever worked on at the Gallery called 75 Years of Collecting: Portrait of a Citizen, an exhibition celebrating the Gallery’s 75th anniversary and the … Continue reading

Gathie Falk

26 Oranges Gathie Falk, 26 Oranges, 1970.

    Chosen by: Dorothy Beck, Gallery Volunteer     “I have loved Gathie for years. She is so versatile and has such a wonderful sense of humour. She is very down to earth. When I was building an art … Continue reading

Attila Richard Lukacs

Where are you now? Attila Richard Lukacs, Where are you now?, 1990.

  Chosen by: Paul Larocque, Associate Director. “I really love this painting. It was acquired by the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2005, the very same year that I joined the Gallery. Where Are You Now? has been shown in two … Continue reading

Brian Jungen

Prototype for New Understanding #2 Brian Jungen, Prototype for a New Understanding #2, 1998.

  Chosen by: Scott Arvid Lundell   “A great artist is one who looks at things differently, someone who makes the mundane and familiar suddenly unique and magical, an artist whose work fills you with wonder and awe. Brian Jungen … Continue reading

Yves Gaucher

A-B+Gs-3 Yves Gaucher, A-B+Gs-3, 1983.

  Chosen by: Landon Mackenzie, Artist “When I was an emerging painter and teacher in Montreal in the late 70′s and early 80′s, I was mentored by two great men, Yves Gaucher and Guido Molinari who both taught at Concordia … Continue reading

Aaron Siskind

SiskindLandlord Aaron Siskind, Neat, we've been asking the landlord to paint for two years, from Harlem Document, 1937-1940.

  Chosen by: Trevor Mills, Gallery Photographer “One of the most enjoyable publications I worked on since starting at the Gallery was the Real Pictures book. I was familiar with the majority of the images, but only from reproductions, so it … Continue reading

Roy Lichtenstein

Bull-2 Roy Lichtenstein, Bull I, Bull II, Bull III, Bull IV, Bull V, Bull VI, 1973.

  Chosen by: Douglas Coupland, Artist “This series of six prints hung in a stairwell of the former Vancouver Art Gallery down Georgia Street to the west. I remember taking the bus to visit the Gallery in… 1975? 1976? … … Continue reading

Jeff Wall

Outburst Jeff Wall, Outburst, 1989.

  Chosen by: Henry Mah   “My first contact with Jeff’s work was studying photography at Emily Carr in the early 90′s. I had read about him in books and heard the instructors talk about his process. My first real … Continue reading