‘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.

 

 

Just Posted

Documents show re-development of Saanich’s University Heights on hold

Third open house on proposed development postponed

Elizabeth May’s wedding dress a ‘walk through a garden’ on Earth Day

Green Party leader set to get married in Victoria

Peninsula students taking advantage of French activities

Canadian Parents for French help organize and promote activities

Monday sees rain with high of 10 C

Plus your weekly forecast

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Trudeau to be portrayed on ‘Simpsons’ episode

Toronto journalist who’s posted videos of himself doing impressions of the PM voiced him for the show

Campbell River RCMP say alcohol and speed may be factors in collision

Woman injured after driver ran into her car on Highway 19A, says fire captain

Bodies of 3 mountain climbers recovered after last week’s Banff avalanche

The men disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak in the Icefields Parkway

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

Sunday is the first of two birthday celebrations each year for the queen

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

Most Read