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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.
In awe of Her power, 2006
ink on Shoji paper
Photo courtesy of the artist
The tree occupies a central role in many cultures and is deeply connected to personal and collective memory. It is especially meaningful in this country where
the single tree has been a symbol of the solitary individual in nature and historically
significant in the vocabulary of nation-building. In the early 20th century, the Group
of Seven produced images of trees that articulated ideas of Canadian nationhood as
bold breaks with British tradition. More recently, artists have referenced the tree in
order to make visible the forces that shape today’s interpretations of the landscape.