The Tree : From the Sublime to the Social

Lee, Emmy. The Tree : From the Sublime to the Social. Vancouver BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008.

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Abstract (English)

"The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social includes a wide selection of artistic perspectives focused on the tree as inspiration and a subject of investigation. The exhibition incorporates historical images of the forest that evoke the grandeur and power of the natural world and includes works by contemporary artists who use the tree as a device to consider abstraction and figuration, as well as to question humankind’s relationship with the natural environment, especially the growing sense of alienation from the natural world. Some artists depict trees as a resource for economic development and the devastating consequences of severe logging practices, while others present life-affirming projects that engaged in both metaphorical and actual tree-planting projects." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Lee, Emmy (Author)
Dossier: 353 - VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (Vancouver)
Collation: 17 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781895442656
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver BC: Vancouver Art Gallery
Artists: Albergaria, Gabriela; Alexander, Vikki; Andrews, Sybil; Bubaš, Karin; Carmichael, Franklin; Carr, Emily; Dadson, Andrew; Deadman, Patricia; Everberg, Kristen; Gerz, Jochen; Gilbert, Lorraine; Gonzalez, Maximo; Graham, Rodney; Haraldsson, Arni; Harris, Lawren; Hughes, E.J.; James, Geoffrey; Krüger, Nestor; Lismer, Arthur; Loemans, Alexander François; Magor, Liz; Mik, Aernout; Pien, Ed; Reyes, Pedro; Ruff, Thomas; Schmidt, Kevin; Smith, Gordon; Thauberger, Althea; Thomson, Mungo; Thomson, Tom; Twombly, Cy; Waddell, Stephen; Wall, Jeff; Wallace, Ian; Watkins, Carleton E.; Weston, W.P.; Yuxwelupton, Lawrence Paul
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > British Colombia > Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver)
Event Title: The Tree : From the Sublime to the Social
Type: Exhibition
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
Dates: 2 Feb. - 20 April 2008
Keywords: AUGAITIS, DAINA; Lee, Emmy
Copyright Statement: Vancouver Art Gallery; the artists and the author
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Includes bibliographical references.
Includes a list of works p. 15-17.

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Date Deposited: 20 May 2009
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 15:40
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