November 24, 2017

Exhibition Walkthrough: Simon Starling

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Exhibition walkthrough of Simon Starling: Collected Works at rennie museum, November 18, 2016 – March 25, 2017. Exhibition Walkthrough: Simon Starling from rennie collection on Vimeo. VIDEO & EDIT: Milena Salazar

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November 22, 2017

Poolside Perspectives

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Written by Sophia Lapres Ian Wallace’s large scale photographic works explore the intersection between the mediums of painting and photography. His works feature both photographic and painted moments, but what is the primary medium of these works? Most of the canvases’ surface is dedicated to the photograph— the coloured bars read more as addendum. Interestingly, Wallace refers to these large…

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November 7, 2017

rennie Speaker Series Presents: Gary Simmons

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Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pmSPACE IS LIMITED, doors at 6:15 pmRennie Museum51 East Pender Street FREE and open to the publicFirst come first seated We are pleased to announce a rennie Speaker Series artist talk by Gary Simmons. Staging history through the looking glass of popular culture, Simmons’ work exposes the impossibility of abolishing racial and cultural stereotypes from our…

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November 1, 2017

A Warm Goodbye to Ian Wallace & Programming News!

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Thank you for joining us in celebrating Ian Wallace! In an exhibition that featured rarely and never-before seen historic works of the influencial artist, we provided more than 150 public and private tours, and expanded our Education Programming to design customized arts education workshops to youth groups! While we dismantle the show and send the works off to their new…

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October 10, 2017

Looking Back to Move Forward

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Written by Sydney Marshall Hung on the back wall of Rennie Museum’s smallest room are two of Ian Wallace’s most critical works: The Studio (1977) and The Calling (1977). Both are photographic reproductions of history paintings, namely, Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio: A real allegory summing of seven years of my artistic and moral life (1854-1855) and Michelangelo Caravaggio’s The…

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September 19, 2017

“Ian Wallace: Collected Works” Exhibition Extension & Artist Talk

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You asked, we listened: due to overwhelming demand, we are extending Ian Wallace: Collected Works through October! With five additional tour days, the exhibition now runs until Saturday, October 14th. If you haven’t booked a tour yet, now is your chance to come see the rarely and never–before seen historic works of renowned Vancouver artist before they head off to their new home at the…

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August 25, 2017

Ian Wallace at rennie museum

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Ian Wallace on his diverse practice, which artists inspire him and his views on creativity. Interviewed on the occasion of ‘Ian Wallace: Collected Works’ exhibited at rennie museum, May 27, 2017 – October 14, 2017. Ian Wallace at rennie museum from rennie collection on Vimeo. VIDEO & EDIT: Milena Salazar

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July 25, 2017

Unraveling the University

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Unraveling the University by Sydney Marshall Without contest, my favourite artwork by Ian Wallace is The Idea of the University (1990). Installed in Rennie Museum’s monumental four-storey high exhibition space, the sprawling canvasses are almost as immense as their depicted subject: the University of British Columbia. It’s likely that I appreciate it so much because like Wallace, I also studied…

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June 16, 2017

Contextual Narratives of Simon Starling

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Written by Jacky Lo Looking at art, we naturally consider the form, content, and context of the work and often times we tend to dismiss the monetary factors in its creation. Exposing the financial aspects of art can sometimes create a controversial presence in an artwork or an artist’s practice, as it contradicts the general assumption that visual art is…

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May 9, 2017

Celebrating Canada

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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are donating 197 paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces made by some of the most well-known and established Canadian and international artists working today to the National Gallery of Canada! This is the largest gift of contemporary art ever received by the National Gallery, with major pieces created by internationally renowned artists, such as…

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