Vancouver

Contemporary Art Gallery

  • 555 Nelson Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Phone: (604) 681-2700
Operating Status: OPEN, ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is an independent, non-profit public art gallery and one of Canada’s leading venues for contemporary art. Offering free access to everyone, we work with artists from Canada and around the world to produce exhibitions, off-site projects, residencies, learning, outreach, community engagement programs, events and publications. Each of these interdependent strands of programming varies in scale, duration and location to challenge how and where we might engage with contemporary visual art.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-6pm

Free admission

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May 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a public gallery in Canada by American artist Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996). Focusing on paintings and works on paper from the 1950s, the exhibition charts a critical moment in Smith’s artistic career in which the signature visual language of his work began to manifest, reflective both of prevalent trends of the time and an increasing engagement with the contexts of his upbringing and identity. Through almost forty works, the exhibition traces a period in… more