Contemporary Art Gallery

November 15th, 2011

Location: 555 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC  View Google Map
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The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) hired a new Executive Director, Nigel Prince, in early 2011 and with his programming just coming into effect, everyone is curious to see what the gallery’s direction will be with him at the helm. Established 40 years ago, the CAG is the only independent public art gallery focused on contemporary art in Vancouver. Delivering between five and ten exhibitions a year, its mandate is to address current issues in contemporary art and engage in a dialogue between the work of local, national and international artists. By including local emerging artists in their programming, the CAG has been instrumental in shaping the contemporary art scene in the city. Notable solo exhibitions mounted by the CAG include those of important senior German photographer Hans-Peter Feldman, the first solo exhibition of internationally exhibiting Victoria-based painter, Tim Gardner, and that of influential local abstract painter Elizabeth McIntosh. The CAG has historically presented thoughtful group exhibitions including both local and international artists examining enduring themes such as still life and landscape and their representation in contemporary art. In recent years, the CAG has had a highly ‘conceptual’ art bent – perhaps under Prince’s leadership this will change? During one interview he described a musical work he commissioned as “achingly beautiful”. Hopefully we will see some examples of the same on these white walls…

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