Brian Jungen

Cetology

Chosen by: Mustafa Demir, a member of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Young Associates. “I distinctly remember the moment I saw this giant sculpture for the first time in the gallery. It fascinated me with its scale, elegance and creativity as it was magically floating … Continue reading

Thomas Sidney Cooper

Canterbury Meadows © 2011 carolyn. All rights reserved.

  Chosen by: Vienna and her dad Bruce Shaver   “I picked this painting because I have a stuffed animal named Moo Moo and he’s a cow. I’ve had him since I was little. (Dad: For 5 or 6 years.) … Continue reading

Diane Arbus

Burlesque Comedienne in her dressing room, Atlantic City, NJ Diane Arbus, Burlesque Comedienne in Her Dressing Room, 1963.

  Chosen by: Bif Naked, Gallery Member   “I have been a fan of Diane Arbus for many years. Her work and her life have always captivated me, and as a ‘dramatic’ and ‘passionate’ woman myself, I am drawn to … Continue reading

Emily Carr

Self Portrait with Friends Emily Carr, Self-Portrait with Friends, 1907.

  Chosen by: Richard Bates   “I like the expressions on the faces of the animals, and of the people were looking unamused! I thought it was a quirky subject. This painting just appealed to me and made me smile.” … Continue reading

Brian Jungen

JungenMenInMyFamily Brian Jungen, The Men of My Family, 2010.

  Chosen by: Laura Cuthbert, Gallery Member “Ancestry is an art, and Jungen’s piece embodies that. I love the stitches in time, the once-flesh rawhide, and the red that screams and smiles. It holds such significance; to me, as a … Continue reading

E.J. Hughes

Old Empress Figurehead, Stanley Park E.J. Hughes, Old Empress Figurehead, Stanley Park, 1939.

  Chosen by: Zoe Grams “Vancouver, for me, has always meant Stanley Park. Not the Stanley Park of summer, when the seawall tingles with brightly-dressed tourists and families, but the Stanley Park of Autumn, when the air is sharp and … Continue reading

Chuck Close

Phil Manipulated Chuck Close, Phil Manipulated, 1982.

  Chosen by: Colleen Laramie, Gallery Member   “Chuck Close is one of the artists that I can say I know exactly where I was when I first saw his work. Seattle. About 15 to 20 years ago. Seeing his … Continue reading

AY Jackson

JacksonNorthShore AY Jackson, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1926.

  Chosen by: Sara Place   “I picked this because it reminds me of my dad, who is an artist. His parents, my grandparents, had a chance meeting with AY Jackson when he was travelling in BC’s interior back in … Continue reading

Shirin Neshat

NeshatAllDemonsFlee Shirin Neshat, All Demons Flee, 1992.

  Chosen by: Fez Qureshi   “This picture has so much to tell about the people and the society it shows. Here, a group of women in black burkas are carrying an old sword, and it looks like another great … Continue reading

Jack Shadbolt

ShadboltBackAlley © 2011 carolyn. All rights reserved.

  Chosen by: Meghan Petersen   “I’m into mythology and mythical creatures. This painting reminds me of the fairy and folk tales I loved as a child. I enjoy the joyful expressions of the people in the painting.”   Jack … Continue reading

Carole Itter

GrandPianoRattle Carole Itter, Grand Piano Rattle: a Bosendorfer for Al Neil, 1984.

  Chosen by: Shauna Reid   “I am mesmerized. So much to look at. As an art teacher, I tell my students that beauty is everywhere. If you see something intriguing, pick it up, keep it, and eventually the object … Continue reading

Arthur Lismer

VancouverIsland Arthur Lismer, Vancouver Island, B.C., 1952.

   Chosen by: Dana Sullivant, Gallery Director of Marketing and Communications   “One day in the spring of 2000, my husband retrieved his brushes, palette knife and several canvases from a far corner of the attic —untouched since his days … Continue reading

David Milne

Shore Line, Six Mile Lake David Milne, Shore Line, Six Mile Lake, 1936.

  Chosen by: Susanne Lloyd, Gallery Volunteer   “Back in the late 70′s, I took a course in the history of Canadian art at UBC. There were, of course, lots of examples from the Group of Seven, which I duly … Continue reading