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Emily Carr: Drawing the Forest

July 27, 2001 - July 27, 2001

Drawing the Forest offers a rare insight into the creative process of Emily Carr through 39 charcoal drawings of the West Coast Forest. This exhibition marks the first time this collection of Carr’s charcoal drawings from the Vancouver Art Gallery has been shown in its entirety and the works themselves are seldom seen due to their fragility.

The drawings, executed from 1929 – 1931, reveal Carr’s skilled draughtsmanship and show the role of drawing in her work as well as a growing influence of modernism. They offer a wonderful glimpse into Carr’s creative process, her exploration of the BC landscape and the artistic contributions of the First Nations. This exhibition is curated by Ian Thom and organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery.

This exhibition coincides with Emily Carr: Eccentric Artist, Author, Genius, an exhibition that partners the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Royal BC Museum and the BC Archives and includes several important works from the Art Gallery.

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