A uniquely West Coast style of modernist art and architecture flourished on the North Shore from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. Inspired by the rugged beauty of the coast and its soaring mountain backdrop, aspiring architects sought out sites that tested the limits of building design, and integrated art and a humanistic approach to create a new kind of living.
This exhibition examines the legacy of influential artists and architects by showcasing a selection of their extraordinary projects alongside artworks and photographs that capture their new forms of architecture and design.
Included in the exhibition are architectural projects by Ned Pratt, B.C. Binning, Fred Hollingsworth, Arthur Erickson, Bruno Freschi, and Zoltan Kiss, as well as works by Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Bill Reid, Len Norris, Egon Eppich, Wayne Ngan, Kawai Kanjiro, and Shoji Hamada, along with furniture designed by Ned Pratt, Fred Hollingsworth, and Francisco Kripacz.
The West Vancouver Museum gratefully acknowledges the donation of photography archives of Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker, whose luminous photographs showcased the work of numerous midcentury architects. Curated by Kiriko Watanabe and designed by 10four Design Group, the exhibition highlights the legacy of influential mid-century artists and architects by illustrating the many connections between local artists, architects, and their clients.
For more information about this event please contact Kiriko Watanabe at 604-925-7179