Quotidian View and The Printed Pictures featured at the Burnaby Art Gallery
Experience the Quotidian View and Printed Pictures at the BAG
The Burnaby Art Gallery (BAG) features two new engaging exhibits: Robert Young’s Quotidian View and Gordon Smith’s The Printed Pictures.
Robert Young, Quotidian View
From Sept. 22 to Nov. 29, the BAG showcases the intriguing drawings, watercolours and prints of Vancouver-based artist Robert Young. Titled Quotidian View, Young created these extensive works over a period of nearly 30 years (from 1982 to 2009).
Born in 1938 in Vancouver, Young is well known for his intricate drawings, paintings and printmaking. His work is considered to possess a strong intellectual appeal and an impeccable sense of craft. For more than 45 years, Young has pursued a bold personal image that synthesizes the environment with his own philosophical and spiritual beliefs.
As part of this exhibit, the BAG will also host a reception on Sept. 26 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; and an artist talk will be held on Oct. 25 at 4:30pm.
Gordon Smith, The Painted Pictures
From Dec. 8 to March 7, the BAG is pleased to present The Painted Pictures by Gordon Smith.
As a practicing visual artist for nearly seven decades, Smith has consistently explored the mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking in inventive and expressive ways. For more than 50 years, his paintings have focused on the vast Canadian landscape.
The captivating Printed Pictures exhibit will showcase some 50 prints of the nearly 300 prints created by Smith over the past 70 years.
Smith’s extensive and critically-acclaimed work can be found in major art centres throughout North America – including Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Burnaby Art Gallery.
As an award-winning artist, Smith has received numerous recognitions and honours throughout his career, including First Prize at the Biennial of Canadian Art in 1955, a Senior Fellowship from the Canada Council in 1960, an Honourary Doctorate from Simon Fraser University in 1973, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Allied Arts Medal in 1980, Professor Emeritus from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and an Honourary Doctorate from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1995. He was also awarded the Order of Canada for his significant contribution to Canadian culture in 1996, as well as the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts in 2009.
As part of this exhibit, the BAG will feature a reception on Dec. 12 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. An artist talk will also be held on Jan. 17 at 4:30pm.
For more information on the Burnaby Art Gallery’s events, exhibits and programs, call 604-297-4422 or visit www.burnabyartgallery.ca. Admission is free.