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Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting

Vancouver Art Gallery

30 Sep 2017 - 1 Jan 2018

The story of contemporary painting in Canada is constantly changing – dynamic and influential art practices, and wildly differing opinions make for a charged atmosphere in art schools, studios and public and private galleries. ‘Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting’ offers insight into two distinctly different approaches that have come to dominate contemporary painting in Canada. The origins of both can be traced back to the 1970s, when two new strategies were devised; one that proposed the possibility of conceptual painting, and a second proposition that valued actions and materiality over ideas – in short, doing and making were pitted against ideas and concepts. This exhibition traces the legacy of that debate and documents the artists who have been largely responsible for the strong revival that painting now enjoys. Find out more about the ‘Entangled’ exhibition from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s website.

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Idle Ecstasy (2016), Sarah Cale. Courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery

Idle Ecstasy (2016), Sarah Cale. Courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery

pile by furnace (from The Basement Piles series; 2013), Sandra Meigs. Courtesy Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

pile by furnace (from The Basement Piles series; 2013), Sandra Meigs. Courtesy Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

Fluorescent Ring on Purple (2014), Jeremy Hof. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, Courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery

Fluorescent Ring on Purple (2014), Jeremy Hof. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, Courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery

No. 447–Maine, mardi 2 juin 2015, 18h 02 (2015), Guy Pellerin. Courtesy of TD Bank Group

No. 447–Maine, mardi 2 juin 2015, 18h 02 (2015), Guy Pellerin. Courtesy of TD Bank Group

burning the houses of cool man, yeah No.5 (hang the DJ) (2016), John Kissick. Courtesy of Katzman Contemporary

burning the houses of cool man, yeah No.5 (hang the DJ) (2016), John Kissick. Courtesy of Katzman Contemporary

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