Ten Years Later
555 Hamilton St
Ten Years Later, an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the Contemporary Art Gallery, opens at the gallery on November 25 and runs through December 20. The exhibition contains work by Marian Penner Bancroft, Judith Lodge, Liz Magor, Al McWilliams, Richard Prince, Judy Williams, and Robert Young. A special 10th Anniversary celebration for CAG and a reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on December 8 at 8pm.
The Contemporary Art Gallery began life as the Artist’s Gallery and was initially funded by a Local Initiatives Project Grant under which artists were hired to produce artwork. The seven artists represented in Ten Years Later were among the artists on the gallery’s payroll in those early days. The LIP Program was co-sponsored by the City of Vancouver and the artworks produced were exhibited in public buildings throughout the city and became part of the city's collection. This public exhibition policy is still in place and is administered by CAG.
While Ten Years Later focuses on current work by the seven artists, the catalogue not only documents the exhibition but also reproduces representative works from the City's collection. The catalogue also contains interviews with the artists by Avis Lang and a historical essay by founding CAG board member Rosemary Poll and Christine Elving, the gallery's current Director.