‘Young artists’ grasp Carr’s work

Emily Carr and the Young Generation opens at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

In her own words, Emily Carr said she had nothing in common with her own generation and much more in common with the young generation.

In Victoria, the younger artists recognized Carr’s talent and were influenced by her – and would likely be honoured to know their work will be displayed alongside Carr’s at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this fall.

“She pioneered modernism in Canada, and in the 1930s and 1940s young Victoria artists sought her out for art instruction, mentorship, and conversation,” said Michelle Jacques, AGGV chief curator.

“Their interest in her work and ideas was rejuvenating to Carr, and it is undeniable that she had a certain impact on the artistic output of these members of the young generation.”

Emily Carr and the Young Generation, opened Aug. 29, and features works from Carr and a handful of artists, including Max Maynard, Jack Shadbolt, Ina D.D. Uhthoff, Myfanwy Pavelic and Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher – all Canadians.

Many of the paintings feature Vancouver Island locales, such as Saseenos, Whiffen Spit in Sooke and a First Nation’s reservation in Cowichan. A portrait of Carr with her dog by Hembroff-Schleicher will also be on display.

This unique exhibit is the pleasant result of the AGGV loaning seven of its Carr paintings, which had been featured in the AGGV’s long-running Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere to the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, England for the exhibit Painting Canada: Emily Carr in British Columbia.

“We are thrilled to be contributing to this long overdue presentation of Carr’s work overseas,” said Jacques. “While several of our beloved Carr paintings will travel to Dulwich, to be featured in an exhibition that will surely secure Carr’s rightful place on the international stage of art history, Emily Carr and the Young Generation will tell the story of the artist’s origins, impact and legacy in Victoria.”

Emily Carr and the Young Generation, which runs through to Aug. 28, 2015, will also be a chance to see these other talented artists’ depictions of Vancouver Island, and its people.

 

For more information, visit www.aggv.ca or call 250-384-4171.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

University of Victoria tells stories of Holocaust survivors with graphic novels

International storytelling initiative launched first meetings this winter

Consumer bankruptcies down in Greater Victoria

More residents are making alternative arrangements to settle their debts

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Victoria man out $6,000 in latest gift card phone scam

Fraudsters claimed to be a member of a bank’s “fraud sting team”

VIDEO: Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Activists want Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs demands to be upheld, observed and respected

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on… Continue reading

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

Most Read