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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday, 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
1 Oct 86until25 Oct 86

Margaret Chronister

In Detail

555 Hamilton St

A thin horizontal image which contains blue text that says “Margaret Chronister” on a stark white background.

The impact that buildings have on our lives has always been of prime importance to Margaret Chronister. Specifically the architectural detail and reverence for classical creations. Her works are anti-modernist, as she portrays organic detailing in architecture, not found in the modernist vocabulary.

The impact of the twenty-one painting and pastel works In Detail, is seen in her sensitive and dramatic renderings juxtaposed with the additions of neon lighting inter-woven into canvas pieces with paint and in some cases plaster surfaces. These sculptural reliefs reflect not only the magnificence of the architectural detail in Vancouver, but the need for social interaction and preservation. The exhibition is an artistic assemblage which individualizes the beauty and mystery of public buildings.

The specific historical content of the Vancouver buildings and roots reflected in Chronister's works will be addressed by Marc Pessin, an art and architectural historian and member of the UBC faculty.