The University of British Columbia collection is the third largest public art collection in B.C. (after the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria). With the new Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the collection finally has a home and is becoming available for research and exhibitions.
This, our first exhibition of the collection in the Belkin Gallery, celebrates one year in our new building by acknowledging the gifts of works of art we have received over the last several years. Among the over 90 works on display are important works by Lawren Harris, Claude Breeze, Emmett Williams, Eric Metcalfe, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Audrey Capel Doray. Also included are selections from a major gift from Iain Baxter and Ingrid (Baxter) Ovesen of their work from the late 1960s when they directed N.E. Thing Co.
The works are arranged in several thematic sections: Altered States – Abstraction and Drug Culture; Toward the Corporate Logo – Abstraction and Architecture; Fluxus – Filliou, Williams and Vautier; Second Skin – Questions of Identity; The Industrialized Landscape; and The Body in History.
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