The Library recognizes that the arts are a distinguishing characteristic of our community's identity. To support our community's creative talents, we offer spaces that showcase local artists in a setting that invites connection and reflection.
Our Art Gallery is a canvas for established and emerging artists who work in an exciting range of styles and media.
Come experience this month's exhibit and discover a new artist, perspective and source of pleasure. Works are on display both on the Main Floor and Lower Level.
In addition to our monthly exhibitions, over the years the Library has acquired a collection of fine art. Selected pieces are on display in the Library. Permanent collection
Gordon Smith: Serigraphs
July 26 – August 21
For seven decades, Gordon Smith has explored the mediums of painting, printmaking and sculpting with zeal and intensity. A key figure in the history of Modernist painting in Canada, and long-time resident of West Vancouver, Smith counts the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Award among his many accolades.
Most widely known for his paintings of Canadian landscapes, Smith continues to experiment with aspects of nature and abstraction. The serigraphs he creates with long-time collaborator and printmaker Marius Soska, complement his painting, collage, and photographic practices. Smith's prints provide another way in which to connect, explore and reflect upon his larger canvas works.
For Gallery inquiries please contact Taren Urquhart at 604-921-7446.
Image at right: Gordon Smith, Byway Trees.