A look at what’ on at six local galleries
Vancouver Art Gallery
Sixty paintings and sculptures on loan from the Brooklyn Museum cover the key movements in and around Paris between 1850 and 1950. Organized into several sections, French Moderns exhibits work by Pierre Bonnard, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Gabriele Münter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin.
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950
February 16 to May 20
750 Hornby Street, 604-662-4700
Surrey Art Gallery
An overview of the work of Nicoletta Baumeister, In the Realm of Perception spans decades of the Surrey artist’s practice.
Early-career pieces include vivid water colours of minerals, plants and landscapes rendered in extraordinary detail. Newer acrylic paintings consist of fields of colour and geometric patterns. The work is united by the artist’s inquiry into how the human mind sees, understands, and constructs the world around it.
Nicoletta Baumeister: In the Realm of Perception
Until March 24
13750 88th Avenue, 604-501-5566
The influence of their two different cultures informs a new collection of work by Japanese-Canadian artists Seiji Kuwabara and Shinsuke Minegishi. Though a world-
renowned furniture-maker, Kuwabara showcases red cedar sculptures that are 100 per cent local and recycled. Minegishi, a world-renowned printmaker and book artist, will exhibit one or two large-scale prints, as well as some small prints that were used to illustrate books.
Until February 27
3553 Dunbar Street, 604-559-0576
A selection of photographs from the last 100 years focuses on the theme of dust. The idea, as the gallery puts it, is that there is “something universal about dust,” that it is “inevitable and unruly… the enemy of the modern order, its repressed other, its nemesis. But it has a story to tell from the other side.” Photographs by John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Xavier Ribas, Jeff Wall and many others are on display alongside anonymous press photos, postcards, magazine spreads and movies.
A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic
Until April 28
101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver,
Belkin Art Gallery
Working together at Kingcome Inlet in the summer of 2018, a group of artists used film, video, social media, weaving, animation, drawing, language and song to address the urgent threats to the land and water. The work will be exhibited in Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always, which “challenges the western concept that the power of art and culture are limited to the symbolic or metaphoric, and that the practices of First Peoples are simply part of a past heritage.”
Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always
Until April 7
1825 Main Mall, UBC, 604-822-2759
Vicki McFarland uses colour, texture and form to express emotion. The Ontario-based artist says she lets her intuition guide her, and draws inspiration from nature, patterns, textures and music. Each piece is the result of many layers of paint, which interact, obscure and build upon each other. “My work is intended to evoke an emotional response with the viewer,” she says. “Typically, I pick a song and let the rhythm become part of the design process.”
February 20 to March 20
2435 Granville Street, 604-736-5444