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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Open to the public - you do not have to be a CASV member to attend this event. Read about the benefits of becoming a CASV member and the events open to members only.


Tour starts promptly on Saturday January 10th, 1:30pm.

The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver would like to start the year with a tour of Tom Burrows’ Vancouver/Hornby Island exhibition at the Belkin Gallery.  Ensure to come early (1:00pm) to preview the exhibition before Tom Burrows gives the tour.

This is a great opportunity to invite friends and colleauges who may be interested in joining the CASV. The event is open to the CASV, the Belkin Curator’s forum members and to the public.

The exhibition by Vancouver/Hornby Island artist Tom Burrows presents work by the artist from his early career to the present. The exhibition is a timely refocusing of attention on an artist who has made an immense contribution to the development of art in Vancouver, not only as an artist but as an educator and activist as well—in 1975 he received a United Nations commission to document squatters communities in Europe, Africa and Asia, a work that is now in the Belkin’s collection. Burrows first rose to prominence in the late-1960s and was included in several exhibitions at the UBC Fine Arts Library, an institution that was seminal in encouraging Vancouver’s growing and now vibrant art community. Burrows’ work, which demonstrates an interest in process and new materials, has encompassed a number of disciplines including sculpture, early performance art, video, painting and iconic hand-built houses on the Maplewood Mudflats and Hornby Island. Currently most well known for his innovative monochromatic cast polymer resin “paintings/sculptures” produced during the last forty-five years, this exhibition will examine the full breadth of his work with works from the Belkin’s permanent collection as the basis with other works borrowed from the artist, collectors and public institutions.

Burrows has had solo exhibitions in London, Rome, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Edinburgh and across Canada. His work is included in private, corporate and public collections in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Image Credit: Tom Burrows, Mudflat Sculptures, 1969
gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist.