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 carverscontemporary First Nations works by Robert Davidson, Brian Jungen and Marianne Nicolsonpaintings 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 TanabeMexican modernist works by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo
October 29, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Vancouver Art Gallery
This book was published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.
"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."
"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."