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From the Collection: The Rainbow Show

The Rainbow ShowFrom the Collection: The Rainbow Show
McGill Library
March 8-May 2, 2016

 
This exhibition, selected from the over 5,000 works in the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, focuses on artwork made by British Columbia artists who have referenced rainbows in their work, each approaching this meteorological occurrence in a unique way. 

Some of these prints address the phenomenon of rainbows appearing as spectrums in the sky following a rain shower; others depict the refraction of light through water. Still others portray the multi-coloured arc we see in a rainbow as non-objective imagery.

Image Credits (left to right):
Noboru Sawai, Rainbow, woodcut on paper, gift of the artist. Photography by Harry Booth, 2016.
Ken Pattern, Plankton Rainbow, 1981, etching on paper, from the Malaspina Printshop Archives of the City of Burnaby Permanent Collection, gift of Milton and Fei Wong. Photography by Harry Booth, 2016.