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Lost Illusions: Recent Landscape Art

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991
Published by: Vancouver Art Gallery
Year published: 1991
Number of pages: 52
ISBN: 1-895442-10-9

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Catalogue 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, at Vancouver Art Gallery was the shown 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.”

Catalogue contents as follows:

Foreword, by William Holmes, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery

Acknowledgments, by Denise Oleksijczuk, Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery

Essay, Nature in History: A Context for Landscape Art, by Denise Oleksijczuk, Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery

Colour plates

Catalogue of works exhibited


Related people + view all 10

»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  Renée Green

Born, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

»  John Miller

Born, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

»  Jeff Wall

Born, 1946 in Vancouver, Canada

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»  Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver, Canada