Douglas
Coupland

Everywhere
Is Anywhere
Is Anything
Is Everything


May 31 — Sept 1, 2014

An Artist Edition
By Vancouver Art Gallery on May 14, 2014

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Coinciding with the opening of Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything will be the release of Doug’s Artist Edition, titled Lego as Self Portrait, which was created specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery. Using Lego, one of his favourite art supplies, Coupland has created large-scale artworks such as Towers and 345 Modern House both of which will be on view for the first time in his solo exhibition. In Lego as Self-Portrait he uses these building blocks to create an abstract portrait of himself, stacking them vertically until the column replicates his exact height; the work consists of 194 Lego bricks, hermetically sealed inside a clear Plexiglas sleeve.

Note that this edition will be available for sale from May 31, 2014 and it cannot be shipped; it must be picked up in person from the Gallery Store. One per person.

Please visit our Artist Edition Microsite for further information.

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Supporting sponsors:
Generous support from:
Vancouver Foundation
The Artworkers Retirement Society
Gary R. Bell
Jake and Judy Kerr
Digital Application developed with the participation of Creative BC and the British Columbia Arts Council

Image credits Top: Douglas Coupland, Brilliant Information Overload Pop Head, 2010 (detail), acrylic and epoxy on pigment print, Collection of Lucia Haugen Lundin. Background images: (top and bottom) Mist Fantasy, 2010 (detail), acrylic on linen, Private Collection; The pioneers believed the land was holy. The New World was the last thing on earth that could be given to humankind: two continents spanning the poles–continents as clean and green and milky blue as the First Day. The New World was built to make mankind surrender., 2011 (detail), acrylic and latex on canvas, Private Collection; Four Seasons (Fall), 2014 (detail), Courtesy of the Artist and Daniel Faria Gallery; The Poet, 2013 (detail), acrylic on linen, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Promised Gift of the Artist; Background images: Mist Fantasy, 2010, acrylic on linen, Private Collection Spectra Four Seasons, 2010 (detail), pencil crayons, Plexiglas, series of 4, Collection of Encana Corporation, Calgary The pioneers believed the land was holy. The New World was the last thing on earth that could be given to humankind: two continents spanning the poles–continents as clean and green and milky blue as the First Day. The New World was built to make mankind surrender., 2011, acrylic and latex on canvas, Private Collection The Poet, 2013, acrylic on linen, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Promised Gift of the Artist Four Seasons, 2013 (detail), Courtesy of the Artist and Daniel Faria Gallery