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Shore, Forest and Beyond
Art from the Audain Collection
Edited by: Ian Thom Edited by: Grant Arnold
9781553659297 Hardcover English General Trade ART / Canadian Oct 24, 2011
$55.00 CAD
Active 9 x 11 x 1.4 in | 2.3 lb 160 pages 100 full colour images Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd. Douglas & McIntyre

A stunning and diverse collection of artworks from the personal collection of one of Canada's premier art patrons.

Gifts from private art collectors have played a vital role in building and expanding the Vancouver Art Gallery's collection. Shore, Forest and Beyond is an exhibition of 100 works gathered from the collection assembled by Michael Audain.

The exhibition and this accompanying publication highlight the breadth of the collection, which includes:

  • mid-19-century masks by Haida, Nuxalk, Salish, Tlingit and Tsimshian carvers
  • contemporary First Nations works by Robert Davidson, Brian Jungen and Marianne Nicolson
  • paintings by British Columbia artists Emily Carr, B.C. Binning and E.J. Hughes and contemporary works by Roy Arden, Jeff Wall, Attila Richard Lukacs, Angela Grossman and Takao Tanabe
  • Mexican modernist works by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo
  • Exhibition dates

    October 29, 2011 – January 29, 2012

    Vancouver Art Gallery

    This book was published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

    Ian M. Thom is a Senior Curator-Historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Involved in Canadian art museums for more than thirty years, he has also held senior curatorial positions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. He has organized more than one hundred exhibitions and written numerous articles and authored or co-authored many books, including Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Andy Warhol: Images, Art BC, E.J. Hughes, Takao Tanabe, B.C. Binning, Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon and Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

    Grant Arnold is Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Over the past twenty years he has organized exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art, including Ken Lum, Reece Terris: Ought Apartment, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs, Rodney Graham: A Little Thought, Liz Magor, and The Terminal City and the Rhetoric of of Utopia. He has written, taught and lectured extensively. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

    "Over the past 50 years, Vancouver builder/philanthropist Michael Audain has amassed an eye-popping collection of art. This catalogue for an Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition includes a stunning collection of aboriginal masks as well as master works by the likes of Emily Carr, Diego Rivera and Jeff Wall, treasures which usually hang on Audain's home and office walls."

    - Globe & Mail 2011 Books for Giving

    "Whether from envy or curiosity, people love to know what lies in big, private collections. So one must give thanks that British Columbia real-estate magnate Michael Audain was coaxed into displaying his treasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery in an exhibition that runs until Jan. 29. This catalogue reveals a collector with fine eclectic taste that veers, as the exhibition title implies, toward the native and the B.C. outdoors." - Montreal Gazette

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