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

From the Collection
Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander

October 3, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Patrick Traer
baby blue balls, 2002
plywood, cotton, cardboard, polyurethane
foam batting, vinyl, zippers, covered buttons, stainless steel buckle and chain
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Gift of the Artist

Drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition looks at ways artists have approached the human body as a site in which identity is shaped and a register of our inescapable progression toward mortality. Featered are works by Larry Fink, Liz Magor, Mina Totino, Patrick Traer and Theodore Wan, among others.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.