June 12, 2019

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Vancouver Art Gallery
Summer 2019 Newsletter – Issue 50
pp. 12-13

The exhibition is on view from July 6 2019 to January 26, 2020
Curated by Daina Augaitis, Director Emeritus

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty is the first retrospective of the work of this notable Canadian artist who has been exhibiting photographs, montages, sculptures, collages and installations for more than three decades. Comprising approximately 85 works in all media and occupying the majority of the Gallery’s second floor, Extreme Beauty examines the major themes that have occupied Alexander for more than three decades – including the appropriated image, the artificially of nature, and the seduction of space – as the artist unravels the mechanisms of display that shape meaning and desire in our culture.

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Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Vikky Alexander with Daina Augaitis
Room 4East

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This exhibition is accompanied by an eponymous catalogue co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Figure 1, with texts by Daina Augaitis, Vicent Bonin, Leah Pires and Nancy Tousely.

Image Credit:

Green Lake, 2007/2017
Archival pigments on canvas
65” x 54”