Charles H. Scott Gallery
1399 Johnston, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
604 844 3809 Fax: 604-844-3801
This gallery, located within an art school, presents a wide range of contemporary art.
|Mon-Fri: noon-5PM; Sat-Sun: 10AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 14, 2008
Named after the first principal of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, the Charles H. Scott Gallery exhibits contemporary art that reflects the range of disciplines currently explored within the Institute's curriculum of studies. The gallery carries out a program of regional, national and international exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary thematic group shows that contain an educational or critical component and solo exhibitions that offer in-depth analysis of an artist's production. Support is given to architecture, design and new cross-disciplinary practice as well as new technologies and traditional media. The gallery also sponsors lectures and symposia, and functions as a teaching space providing practical experience in many aspects of exhibition development and presentation.
Pushing The Limits
Although not quite as daring as some of the student-generated pieces shown in the adjacent Concourse Gallery, there is frequently an edginess to work displayed here that doesn't often appear in the high-brow public galleries downtown. Controversy, it seems is encouraged. However, there is still an underlying refinement to the gallery that doesn't allow many shows to be confused with the works on display at the Concourse Gallery. Pretty pictures with pretty subject matter do make the occasional appearance here, although the darker subjects seem equally if not more popular.