Spring 2019: Collected Works

with Andrew Grassie
February 16 – June 15, 2019

Exhibition view: Spring 2019: Collected Works, with Andrew Grassie, rennie museum, Vancouver, 2019

 

Photo © Blaine Campbell

Appartment 1650: featuring work by Glenn Brown, 2007
14.9 x 22.5cm
Tempera on paper on board 

 

Exhibition view: Spring 2019: Collected Works, with Andrew Grassie, rennie museum, Vancouver, 2019

 

Photo © Blaine Campbell

Appartment 1650: featuring work by Thomas Houseago and Francis Picabia, 2007
14.9 x 22.5cm
Tempera on paper on board

 

Exhibition view: Spring 2019: Collected Works, with Andrew Grassie, rennie museum, Vancouver, 2019

 

Photo © Blaine Campbell

Spring 2019: Collected Works

with Andrew Grassie
rennie museum, Vancouver
February 16 – June 15, 2019
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rennie museum is pleased to present Spring 2019: Collected Works, a group exhibition encompassing the mediums of photography, painting and film. A portraiture of the collecting spirit, the exhibited works invite exploration of what collected objects, and both the considered and unintentional ways they are displayed, inform us.

 

Four exquisite paintings by Scottish painter Andrew Grassie detailing the home and private storage space of a major art collector provide a peek at how the passionately devoted integrates and accommodates the physical embodiments of such commitment into daily life. Grassie’s carefully constructed, hyper-realistic images also pose the question, “What happens to art once it’s sold?” In the transition from pristine gallery setting to idiosyncratic private space, how does the new context infuse our reading of the art and how does the art shift our perception of the individual?

 

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