Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Past Exhibitions

Artist’s Choice: Roy Arden Selects From the Collection

October 13, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Francisco de Goya
Grande hazana, con muertos, 1810-1820
etching, lavis and drypoint on paper
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Purchased through the generosity of
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lang and the Murrin Estate Funds
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver artist Roy Arden guest-curates an exhibition of works from the Gallery’s collection that runs concurrently with his mid-career survey. Artist’s Choice is a reflection of Arden’s interests and provides further context for an understanding of his art. “I have always understood my own work as part of a greater cultural dialogue. The works I have chosen from the collection are ones that I feel have some kind of affinity to my own art“.

Taking his cues from different aspects of his own work, Arden focuses on such categories as history painting and photojournalism, etudes, archives, landscapes, collage and assemblage and the city. The exhibition showcases the work of local and international artists including Berenice Abbott, Lorraine Gilbert, Francisco de Goya, Andreas Gursky, Richard Hamilton, Roy Kiyooka, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall, Stephen Waddell and Andy Warhol.

This exhibition is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and guest curated by Roy Arden.

Related Events

Exhibition Talks
Tuesday, November 13, 7pm
in the Gallery
Vancouver artist Evan Lee discusses his own work in relation to local legacies of photoconceptualism.

Tuesday November 27, 7pm
in the Gallery
William Wood, art historian and critic, discusses the legacies of photography, history painting and modernity.