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Lost Illusions: Recent Landscape Art

Group show at Vancouver Art Gallery. 1991
Date: 2 November, 1991 until 29 December, 1991
Curator: Denise Oleksijczuk
Organiser: Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery was the venue for Lost Illusions: Recent Landscape Art. The exhibition featured Renee Green, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, John Miller, Eleanor Bond, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Jeff Wall, Rasheed Araeen, Rodney Graham,  and Deborah Bright. The exhibition’s dates were 2 November - 29 December 1991.

From the catalogue essay: “Lost Illusions addresses the contentious subject of landscape. Eighteenth and nineteenth-century modes of landscape painting, whether ideal, heroic, or sublime conveyed nature as infinite, mysterious, and inviolate. Although the myth of nature as invincible and constant has persisted in art to this day, it is increasingly obvious that nature is fragile and its resources finite. Rather than being an apocalyptic accounting of the extent of the environmental crisis though, the works in this exhibition point to reasons why changes occur in the landscape, representing different readings and histories of the land.”

The exhibition was curated by Denise Oleksijczuk.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

People in this exhibition - view 5

»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  Eleanor Bond

Born, 1948

»  Deborah Bright

Born, 1950 in Washington, D.C.

»  Rodney Graham

Born, 1949 in Abbotsford, British Columbia

»  Renée Green

Born, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

»  Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds

Born, 1954 in Witchita, Kansas, USA

»  John Miller

Born, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

»  Jeff Wall

Born, 1946 in Vancouver, Canada

»  Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Born, 1957 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Exhibition venues

»  Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver, Canada