2014

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

This publication is the first monograph to provide a comprehensive overview of Douglas Coupland's visual art practice. Bringing together diverse perspectives from curators, art historians and cultural thinkers, this fully illustrated volume offers wide-ranging interpretations on the significance of Coupland's artwork. Documenting his major solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery–which features works made over the last 12 years as well as several new large-scale installations–it is an indispensable guide to Coupland's art and will be an extensive resource for years to come.

Co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Daina Augaitis and presented from May 31 to September 1, 2014

Myfanway MacLeod, or There and Back Again

Since the mid-1990s, Vancouver-based artist Myfanwy MacLeod has become widely known for making art that traverses the boundaries that define high culture and mass entertainment in a satirical investigation of social power. Hinging on linguistic slippages and unexpected flashes of recognition, she uncovers new meanings and points of intersection within iconic episodes in popular culture and the history of modern art.

This publication features a wealth of colour images and illuminating texts by Grant Arnold, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Cassandra Getty, Joseph Monteyne and The Music Appreciation Society.

Co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum London and Black Dog Publishing on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Cassandra Getty, Curator of Art, Museum London and presented from March 8 to June 8, 2014

In Dialogue with Carr: Gareth Moore Allochthonous Window

Gareth Moore took Emily Carr's travels to remote locations and the ceramic objects she produced for the tourist market as the framework for his site-specific work, Allochthonous Window. The project took form in early 2013 as Moore travelled through Europe, North America and Asia to investigate sites in which stone has a special cultural significance; during his travels he produced stone carvings that he exchanged or attempted to sell to fellow travellers, as well as plein-air drawings made with substances from the sites he visited.

Conceived in collaboration with the artist, this publication brings together a selection of such drawings, a dust jacket featuring colour documentation of the installation and a text insert with an essay by curator Grant Arnold.

Published by the Vancouver Art Gallery on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Grant Arnold and presented from June 29 to December 8, 2013