The Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Photographic and Video Works

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artwork: Gonzalo Lebrija - "The Distance Between You and Me 16", 2008 - Lambda print - 33.4 x 42.0 cm. - Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris. - On view at the Vancouver Art Gallery in "The Distance Between You and Me" until Feburary 12th 2012.


Vancouver, British Columbia.- The Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to present  on view at the museum from September 24th through Feburary 12th 2012. “The Distance Between You and Me” presents the work of three notable contemporary artists from Vancouver, Los Angeles and Guadalajara. Thematically, the exhibition revolves around the ideas of location and dislocation, not only in the geographical sense, but also in terms of psychological location.  The artists – Isabelle Pauwels, Kerry Tribe and Gonzalo Lebrija – are loosely united by the geographical configuration of their locations, which form a line extending along the west coast of North America from Vancouver through Los Angeles to Guadalajara in Mexico. “This simple line unites diverse cultures revealing shared points of intersection and interest,” says Bruce Grenville, senior curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery, “but this is only the beginning, for we can also see in the work of each of these artists a shared sense of dislocation, a necessary estrangement that shapes our personal history and sense of self, creating the distance that allows us to see who we are in this place.”