An new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ambivalent Pleasures, features artists with ties to Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Of the 40 artists exhibited, 26 are either faculty or alumni of the University! The exhibit presents Surrealist strategies, a range of approaches to abstraction, and concepts which address today’s social contexts.
from Emily Carr University of Art + Design:
“The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, the inaugural edition of its new triennial. The exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of the city’s contemporary art scene and its shifts since the 2010 Winter Olympics, featuring artworks ranging from painting, drawing, animation, ceramics, textiles, audio and installation.
Over a four-month period in the spring of 2016, curators Daina Augaitis (’83) and guest curator Jesse McKee, conducted over 90 studio visits, mostly with emerging artists, but also with a few established artists whose ideas have been prescient. The range of participants echoes the breadth of Vancouver’s vibrant art community. The result is a multi-generational exhibition that will engage its visitors through a myriad of styles, approaches and practices.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design is proud and honoured to see many of our alumni and faculty recognized in this important exhibition.”
Read more about the exhibit here.