October 15, 2021-January 23, 2022
This exhibition focuses on Burnaby Art Gallery’s direction to significantly enhance its collection of works of art by women and artists of colour.
How do collections form, and how are our values reflected in their development? New Acquisitions presents works recently added to the permanent collection. The exhibition includes an incredible array of artworks from historical to present day, with works gifted from generous donors as well as contemporary purchases. Since 2013, the gallery has mandated the acquisition, by purchase, of works of art by women and artists of colour. This year, the gallery has invited a number of distinguished artists and curators to bring forward their own recommendations for the permanent collection. These individuals, together with the Director/Curator and the Burnaby Art Gallery Acquisitions Committee, work to broaden the scope of the collection while supporting the vital work of living artists.
With works by Luke Anguhadluq, Nour Bishouty, Deanna Bowen, Nathan Eugene Carson, Lucie Chan, Marc Chagall, Alexander Colville, Gabi Dao, Robert Davidson, Max Ernst, Iris Haussler, Joseph Hecht, Barbara Hepworth, Utagawa Hiroshige, Laurence Hyde, Charmian Johnson, Aaron Jones, Shelagh Keeley, Kim Kennedy Austin, Roy Kiyooka, Ingrid Koenig, Oskar Kokoschka, Jenny Lin, Anne Low, Eric Metcalfe, Henry Moore, Atheana Picha, Mary Pratt, Lucy Qinnuauyak, Bill Reid, Carol Sawyer, Gordon Smith, Lin Chien Shih, Harunobu Suzuki, Roy Henry Vickers, Jack Wise, Thea Yabut, Etienne Zack and Shaheer Zazai.