Five world-renowned Vancouver artists showcase their craft in Nomads, a group exhibition presented by the National Gallery of Canada. Nicholas Brown examines the art these world-wanderers brought home.
The Drunkard’s Walk, 2008 by myfanwy macleod
ink jet print, 87 × 155.6cm
wordsby nicholas brown
“The National Gallery of Canada’s recent group exhibition features some of Canada’s best-known emerging to mid-career artists whose practices are international in both recognition and trajectory. That all five artists originate from Vancouver is neither a surprise nor an easy pill to swallow for many Canadians on the other side of the country. The Lower Mainland is renowned for producing artists who shuttle back and forth between Europe and other international locations, bringing prestige and attention back to their home town…”