"Two Ships with Orange Sun"
B.C. Binning, "Two Ships with Orange Sun," oil on board, 13.25 x 12, c. 1950.
The Art Emporium, Vancouver’s oldest art gallery is set to host its first exhibition since 2010.
This fall The Art Emporium will highlight three abstract artists, through a limited time exhibition featuring over 20 works on view from Oct. 2 to Oct 13, 2012. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to see three different takes on abstraction as style.
Three artists, from different countries, Karel Appel, BC Binning, and Alexander Calder have each explored and utilized abstraction in their own unique way. The Art Emporium will feature a salon style show, placing the different artists together to showcase how one style can be interpreted in such diverse ways.
About The Art Emporium
Established in 1897, The Art Emporium is the oldest art gallery in Canada west of Toronto. In its early years, The Art Emporium was a popular focus for the young city's art community; functioning as a gathering place for artists to converse, exchange ideas, buy supplies and frames, and exhibit their paintings. Through the years, the gallery
was frequented by such notables as the C.P.R. Painters, members of the Group of Seven and local artists like Thomas Fripp, Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt. Historically, it has been an integral part of Vancouver's art scene for the past century.
Oct. 2, 2012 – Oct. 13, 2012: ABC: Outlining Abstraction
Hours: 10am – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday
Oct. 4, 2012: Reception 6:30pm – 8:30pm