Curated by Michelle Jacques and Haema Sivanesan | Centennial, Ker & Lab Galleries
“Perhaps mine is "environmental" sculpture, rather than geometric...I have never made anything not closely connected with the human being and his environment. Man and his longings, desires, his dwellings, the thresholds he passes over and his places of worship concern me; people, buildings, entrances through which people go in, come out; and the apprehension, the pleasure or the peace that accompanies these acts.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Sat, June 10 | All Day | Curated by Michelle Jacques | Pollard Gallery This exhibition examines Emily Carr’s work through the dual lenses of the artist’s increasing interest in environmental issues and the status of ancient forests of the region in present times.
Image: Emily Carr, Above the Gravel Pit, 1936, oil on paper, 61 x 91.1 cm, Anonymous Gift
We invite you to join us on our journey to explore issues related to the vast and mighty topic that is WATER. Water as a resource. Water as a site of trade and exchange. Water and climate change. The AGGV’s new Water Work Space functions much like a Research + Development Department, part workshop / part exhibition space. Water Work Space is a site for the exchange of ideas to fuel our project Wa’witłala: The Pervasiveness of Water/Cannot Go Against the Tide. This is an enquiry based collaboration with artist Marianne Nicolson and AGGV curators Nicole Stanbridge and Michelle Jacques.
February 25 - September 4 2017 | Curated by Michelle Jacques | Founders & Lab Galleries
The AGGV's collection is an important resource for the institution. Many of the exhibitions that we create for the community would not be possible without it. But how does a collection come to be? Who builds it? And for whom?
An artist named Lee Nam, a Chinese immigrant to British Columbia at the turn of the 20th century, is known solely through the journals of Emily Carr. Carr refers to Nam as a painter, a friend, and someone she regarded as a fellow outsider. In her book, The House of All Sorts, Carr, who mounted art exhibitions in her home, recalls how she met Lee Nam.
January 21 - May 28 2017 | Curated by Allan Collier | Pollard Gallery
This retrospective of pottery and sculpture by Victoria artists Jan and Helga Grove is the most extensive exhibition of their work ever held. Comprised of roughly 60 pieces of pottery and 40 sculptures, the exhibition includes work made by the Groves from 1953 to 2005, shortly before they retired.
As one of Canada’s most renowned artists, Carr is famous not only for her stunning landscapes, but also for her reputation as a nomadic, solitary artist. Emily Carr and the Young Generation celebrates a new vision of the iconic Victoria artist as both mentor and teacher, lending ideas and influence to a new generation of local artists.
"I haven't one friend my own age and generation. I wish I had. I don't know if it's my own fault. I haven't a single thing in common with them...None of them like painting and they particularly dislike my kind of painting. I have lots more in common with the young generation...but there you are."
Emily Carr, Hundreds and Thousands, April 12, 1934