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Reverberations

April 2, 2022 - September 25, 2022 Curated by Nicole Stanbridge, Heng Wu, and Mel Granley

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has over 22,800 objects in its permanent collection that are cared for by gallery staff. Each of those pieces have a history, a life, and a context to be experienced by viewers, communities, and other artists. These collections need to be seen, added onto, and engaged with to keep them alive.

Reverberations aims to bring fresh eyes and minds to reflect on works from AGGV’s permanent collection through an intergenerational, cross-disciplinary and cross cultural project. Artists, makers, and creators were invited to select works from our collection that they felt a resonance to and in turn share their own work bringing into conversation a diverse range of expressions. This project is an opportunity to present and share our collection in meaningful ways, and to create new relationships while maintaining existing ones with folks in our community. We hope to offer our collection as a resource, as a means of bringing voices and interpretations from a range of perspectives, disciplines, and generations into the exhibition space.

INVITED ARTISTS / WORKS SELECTED

Emily Geen / N.E. Thing Co. Ltd.
Anna Höstman / Elza Mayhew
Estraven Lupino-Smith / Sonny Assu
Sage Paul / Chris Paul
James Summer / Robert Youds
Chinese Art Association of Victoria / Fan paintings from AGGV Collection

 

Images (L-R): Emily Geen, Batch Transfer (20170429), 2017, digital screenshot; Unknown artist, A Woman of Peking, 1820, gouache, Gift of Cynthia Simpson, AGGV 2013.018.008; Estraven Lupino-Smith, Red Clover, 2021, wool yarn, sheep fleece, red clover leaves and flowers, butterfly bush, grasses.
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