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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.
For Everyone a Sunset, 2014
mixed media installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite
Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery
For Everyone a Sunset, 2014 (detail)
Photo: Courtesy of the Artist
Victoria–based artist Robert Youds takes his cues from the built environment to construct an enigmatic light sculpture. For Everyone a Sunset transforms ordinary materials such as aluminum, salvaged glass and neon lighting to create cinematic plays of light that activate its surroundings.
As viewers move past the aluminum chambers filled with sheets of laminated glass and neon tubing, the individual modules become compositions of light and shadow that are further augmented by changes in natural lighting throughout the day. While the installation is associated with the subject of architecture, it avoids any particular built form. Instead, For Everyone a Sunset triggers an array of pictorial possibilities amidst the surrounding cityscape.
For Everyone a Sunset exists between architecture and design, uniformity and variety, highlighting the intersection of built and natural environments. Shifting tonality as it moves through laminate coloured glass, the light in Youds' work captures our gaze and holds it suspended, suggesting a plenitude of possibilities amidst the regularity of the urban grid.
Offsite is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator. Offsite is funded by the City of Vancouver through the Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of Shangri–La for their support of this space.
Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets in downtown Vancouver.