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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