Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Victoria Collects
South Vancouver Island
Fri. February 3rd, 2012 & Sun. May 6th, 2012
A View into Private Art Collections from the Region
The Salish Weave Collection
Victoria Collects features more than 90 major artworks on loan from private collections across Victoria. These paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and drawings by artists ranging from Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Piet Mondrian, Tom Thomson, E.J. Hughes, Betty Goodwin, to Ed Burtynsky illustrate the immense diversity in collecting styles and approaches that can be found in our region. Victoria Collects is more than a snapshot of fabulous individual pieces; it is a venue for narrative and exploration answering: Why do people collect? What drives them?
The Salish Weave Collection, as part of the Victoria Collects exhibition, demonstrates that a passion for the art of our region can translate beyond amassing and decorating to sharing and educating. Focusing exclusively on works by contemporary Coast Salish artists, George and Christiane Smyth dream of seeing this unique art with its distinct and traditional forms, recognized and appreciated worldwide in a similar way as Northwest Coast art. They have lent and donated far and wide to promote to a broader audience the work of artists such as Susan Point, lessLIE, and Luke Marston.
Exhibitions curated by Mary Jo Hughes. Proudly presented by ScotiaMcLeod.
For more information on affiliated programs & events: www.aggv.ca/exhibitions/victoria-collects
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