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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
6 Mar 93until10 Apr 93

After Virtue

Miguel Angel Beneyto, Miguel Mont, Lucia Onzain, Curro Ulzurrun

555 Hamilton St

A wooden shelf-like sculpture hangs horizontally on a wall. A drawing of two figures embracing made on blank musical notation paper is pinned to the wall beneath it.

After Virtue is an exhibition that brings together the work of four young visual artists from the Catalan region of Spain. Featured in this exhibition is a selection of drawing, painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation employing materials such as lead, tar, glass, pigment, wood, metal, and stone. Each work demonstrates an exploration of the properties of the materials themselves.

After Virtue was curated by Jeffrey Swartz, a Canadian who resides in Barcelona. Through this exhibition he comments on certain persistent currents of contemporary art practice not only in Catalonia but in most of Spain. These currents look to the vitalism of Arte Povera and the concrete, objectual and sensual character of Catalan conceptualism. A catalogue accompanies this exhibition with essays by Jeffrey Swartz and Carles Poy from Barcelona.

After Virtue is the second half of a cultural exchange between Cold City Gallery in Toronto and Galeria Carles Poy in Barcelona. This exchange was made possible through the generous support of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ministry of Culture and Communications - Arts Abroad, and the City of Toronto through the Ontario Arts Council.

Curated by Jeffery Swartz Exhibition organized by Cold City Gallery, Toronto and Galeria Carles Poy, Barcelona