Carr Goes British
Dulwich Gallery Pays Homage to BC
London's Dulwich Picture Gallery is renowned for shining the spotlight on artists who are unknown in England but famous in their native country. This is the impetus for From the Forest to Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia opening this week. The show, co-curated by the Dulwich director Ian Dejardin and the Toronto-based art critic and ACI director Sarah Milroy, gives the Victoria-born artist her first major retrospective in Europe. It is a natural sequel to the Dulwich's last show on the Group of Seven as Carr painted concurrently with the Ontario-based painters. Plus there's the fact "the British are dotty about trees," said Dejardin with a wink, referring to a key motif that made Carr a national icon. Find out more about the ACI’s upcoming online art book on Emily Carr by Lisa Baldissera here, publishing earlier next year.
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Emily Carr, Tanoo, Queen Charlotte Islands, 1913, oil on canvas, 110.5 x 170.8 cm, British Columbia Archives Collection, Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria.