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

NEXT: A Series of Artist Projects from the Pacific Rim
Owen Kydd

October 3, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Owen Kydd
Hands with Isopod, still from Night, 2007
digital video
Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Vancouver-based artist Owen Kydd investigates the pictorial intersections of photography, video and film. Deceptively direct in approach, Kydd’s work incorporates sequences of pictures, produced with a stationary video camera, that simultaneously evoke the descriptive capacity of still photography and the durational presence associated with the moving image. This exhibition presents a recent cycle of works, including Mission, Night and Joshua, each comprising three flat screen video monitors, in which places located on the geographic periphery of Vancouver and Los Angeles are represented through images of their inhabitants, the suburban landscape and the remains of everyday life.

NEXT: Owen Kydd is the tenth project in NEXT: A series of artist projects from the Pacific Rim.

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


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