Vancouver artist Jeff Wall is internationally acclaimed for his compelling photography. Over the past 30 years he has asserted the importance of the pictorial traditions of Modernism in the wake of challenges presented by conceptual art and the postmodern critiques of representation from the 1980s and 90s. Drawing on the aesthetics of cinema, photography and painting, Wall’s work has played a key role in the development of photographic imagery as an important arena in contemporary art. This publication features nearly 40 colour reproductions of the artist’s work, including War Game (2007), Concrete Ball (2002), River Road (1994), The Pine on the Corner (1990) and Children (1988), all of which are in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
Jeff Wall: Vancouver Art Gallery Collection was produced to accompany the artist’s first solo exhibition since 1990, organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Grant Arnold and presented from October 25, 2008 to January 25, 2009.
Essay by Ian Wallace
9.25 x 12 inches
Vancouver Art Gallery