As a photographer, installing Fiona Tan: Ascent gave me the chance to think about images and videography in a new light, you know… to step back, reconsider and reimagine. Spending time with Fiona Tan’s work this week has broadened my understanding of the collective importance of Mount Fuji and I am humbled to have been a part of this exhibit. – Corey Bryson, AGGV Preparator/Technician.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is honoured to present Fiona Tan’s Ascent. This montage film is entirely made up of still photographic images depicting one of Japan’s most recognizable landmarks, Mount Fuji.
Mike Andrew McLean’s photographic works in Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exude a sense of mystery and eeriness. But the truth is not too far off the viewer’s first impressions, because what is documented on film is essentially a ghost town.
What’s really happening when people encounter art? How does it affect them? It’s a mystery researchers have pondered for centuries.
Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest takes the viewer into an immersive experience of the forest and its trees through the wonders of modern photography, video and digital art. The pairing of nature and digital technology may seem incongruous at first, but the exhibition explores new ways of viewing the forest It shows how photography […]
Party For Our People is a public event celebrating the artists featured in the exhibitions at the AGGV in May 2018, three diverse yet unified shows that touch on issues pertinent to British Columbia’s major resources – the ocean and the forests. Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest was newly opened on the day […]
Join us as we explore issues related to the vast and mighty topic that is WATER. Water as a resource; water as a conduit of trade, exchange, and colonization; water and climate change. The AGGV’s upcoming Water Work Space exhibition functions much like a Research and Development Department – part workshop, part exhibition space.
Established and emerging artists from the Greater Victoria area are featured in Close To Home, an exhibition that has drawn many visitors for its depth and breadth of representation. Genres and styles across cultures make for thought-provoking displays, and among them, the photographic works on show are perhaps some of the most evocative. One […]
Conceptual Art The term ‘concept art’ came into use in the early 1960s and became defined as an art movement around the late 60s. Conceptual art is a transformative art form whereby the idea (or concept) behind the work takes precedence over the actual finished artwork itself. By challenging art as an individual expression, conceptual […]
Stephen Topfer is more regularly known as the AGGV’s Manager of Collections. In an article from our March issue of the emagazine, he brought us on a behind-the-scenes look at his department in The AGGV Art Vault. With his background in photography and a BA in History, Stephen is also the curator of Mirror With […]
The AGGV’s latest exhibition Close To Home evokes many reactions, as the viewer moves from one room to another. The exhibition is hung, more or less, in chronology. However, the works have been purposefully positioned such that the viewer sees connections between works. Some of these links are obvious, and others less so. This is where […]
Montreal-based artist, Karen Tam, spent the month of May in Victoria in preparation for her exhibition at the AGGV, With wings like clouds hung from the sky 大鵬就振翼 (Seal Chop of Lee Nam installation – view pictured – above), which opens on June 3. Based on the friendship between Victoria’s iconic artist, Emily Carr, and […]
Pictured: Lynda Gammon | Studio Pictures (562 Fisgard) | 1983-1989 | Polaroid photographic prints | Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and the George and Lola Kidd BC Art Acquisitions Fund, 2016. Entering through the bright red door tucked amidst a bustling Asian grocery store, a Chinese bakery […]