Fred Herzog

HerzogBlackManPenderREV Fred Herzog, Black Man Pender, 1958.

  Chosen by: Michael Bell “The very first time I laid my eyes on a Fred Herzog photograph at the Vancouver Art Gallery, I was spellbound. Because he uses slide film for processing his work, the colour just pops from the … Continue reading

Lawrence Weiner

We Are Ships At Sea Lawrence Weiner, Paradigms Suitable for Daily Use, 1986.

  Chosen by: Laura Minta Holland, Family and Youth Coordinator for the Vancouver Art Gallery.   “I first saw this work in 2005 when it was featured in the Text festival at Bury Art Gallery and Museum, a gallery in … Continue reading

Roy Arden

ArdenSelfPortrait Roy Arden, Self-Portrait (#1), Vancouver (from Fragments), 1981-85.

  Chosen by: Mathieu Young “I’ve always admired the work of Roy Arden. This piece taken from the Fragments collection has to be one of my favorites. What I like the most about Arden’s work is the uniqueness of his style. … Continue reading

Aganetha Dyck

I love sports, sports loves me! Aganetha Dyck, I love sports, sports loves me! 1976-81.

  Chosen by: Sara Coffin   “I am drawn to this work based on its three-dimensionality and form alone. Coming from the point of view of a dance artist, work that plays with the scope of the body is of … Continue reading

Paul Wong

Wong60Units Laiwan, 60 Unit: Bruise, 1976.

  Chosen by: Laiwan, Artist   “Paul Wong was the first queer Asian artist I learnt about after art school in the early 80s. I was introduced to his work at Video In (of which he was a founding director) … Continue reading

N.E. Thing Co.

NEThingArtAllOver N.E. Thing Co., Iain & Ingrid Baxter, Art is All Over, circa 1970.

  Chosen by: Reece Terris, Artist “The more things change the more things stay the same…”   N.E. Thing Co., Iain & Ingrid Baxter, Art is All Over pin, circa 1970. Lithograph, metal, paper, plastic. Collection of the Vancouver Art … Continue reading

John Vanderpant

Colonnades of Commerce John Vanderpant, Colonnades of Commerce, 1926.

  Chosen by: Donna Partridge, Manager of Art Rental and Sales   “A number of years ago, a photo by John Vanderpant was for sale at an arts benefit auction I attended. As I walked through the room, reviewing the items … Continue reading

Andy Warhol

WarholMao Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972.

  Chosen by: Daphne Chan “I don’t recall the first time I saw a photo of Mao Zedong, but it was an image I was familiar with having grown up in an Asian family. Later when I saw Andy Warhol’s … Continue reading

Frederick Varley

Evening - Georgian Bay Frederick Varley, Evening - Georgian Bay, circa 1920.

  Chosen by: Noah Becker, Artist “Varley was always my favourite member of the Group of Seven. He’s the best painter from the group for my money. When I was a teen, I would spend hours staring at a reproduction … Continue reading

Cindy Sherman

Untitled #72 Cindy Sherman, Untitled #72, 1980.

  Chosen by: Stephanie Rebick, Curatorial Assistant. “On my first trip to New York at age 16, the only thing I wanted to do more than shop at Barney’s was visit the Museum of Modern Art. At that point my … Continue reading

Marianne Nicolson

NicolsonContainer Marianne Nicolson, Bakwin-a'tsi: Container for Souls, 2006.

  Chosen by: Susan Rome, Coordinator of School Programs “Walking into the room, this work always made my heart skip a beat. I was immediately immersed in the sea of images on each of the four walls that surrounded me … Continue reading

Joyce Wieland

WielandOCanada Joyce Wieland, O Canada, 1970.

  Chosen by: Althea Thauberger, Artist     “OH CANADA OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND TRUE PATRIOT LOVE IN ALL THY SON’S COMMAND WITH GLOWING HEARTS WE SEE THEE RISE OUR TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE FROM FAR AND WIDE … Continue reading