Pictures And Promises

Xiong Gu, Crushed Coca Cola Can #2, 1993. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Director’s Discretionary Fund

Pictures And Promises

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC - To Sep 6

by Robin Laurence

Drawn from the VAG’s extensive holdings of lens-based art, this exhibition features works that riff on, borrow from or allude to the forms and conventions of mass media, fashion and advertising. Contemporary and historical artists as diverse as Oraf Orafsson, Andy Warhol, Vikky Alexander, Ken Lum, Barbara Kruger and Yasumasa Morimura employ representational strategies from the commercial realm to alert us to the ways meaning is constructed and disseminated. Organized in collaboration with Capture Photography Festival.

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