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Current And Focus Exhibitions

Exhibition: Bill Reid Creative Journeys
Exhibition: The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien
Exhibition: Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal and Sho Sho Esqurio

Judy Chartrand
What a Wonderful World
October 19, 2016 to February 19, 2017

Judy Bowl
Judy Chartrand: “If This is What You Call, 'Being Civilized', I'd rather go back to Being a 'Savage' ”: Empress Hotel, 2004. Photo: Kenji Nagai

Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World features the remarkable ceramics of Judy Chartrand. Her beautiful and provocative work presents her own personal history and insights into life in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and commentary on racism and post–colonial relations between Indigenous and non–Indigenous cultures.

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Exhibition Sponsors: City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Canada Council of the Arts, Deux Mille Foundation, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, The Hamber Foundation, and the Georgia Straight

Bill Reid Creative Journeys
April 14, 2016 to August 31, 2017

Bill Reid Carving
Bill Reid carving Skidegate Pole 1976. Photo: Martine Reid.

An exhibition presented in partnership with the Vancouver International Airport to mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.

Celebrating the many creative journeys of acclaimed master goldsmith and sculptor Bill Reid (1920–1998), this exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to his life and work.

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The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien
October 28, 2015 to October 2, 2016

MOB Baskets
Meghann O'Brien: L: Rattle Top Basket, 2012. R: Growth Rings of Cedar Basket, 2010. Photo: KK Law

Meghann takes materials from the natural world and transforms them into remarkable pieces of high-level human expression. Working with traditional materials such as mountain goat wool and cedar bark has given her a deep connection to the supernatural world, a connection to her ancestors. She describes working with cedar bark as, “travelling back in time” or “touching the cosmos”. Her creations have made a profound impact within Contemporary Northwest Coast Art.

Exhibition Supporters: Dianna Waggoner and Michael Alexander

Layers of Love
The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal and Sho Sho Esquiro

Layers of Love Image
Top: Sho Sho Esquiro: “Moma yeh estsu yeh Glyets' edih” (Remembering our mothers and grandmothers)(detail), 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist. Bottom: Clarissa Rizal: Chilkat Mask (detail), 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist

We are very sorry, due to unforeseen circumstances, the exhibition Layers of Love: The Wearable Art of Clarissa Rizal and Sho Sho Esquiro has cancelled.

By Jerry Grey, Visual Artist
BILL REID: "Mythic Messengers" 1984
Illustration by Jerry Grey

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