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Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence

by Rhys Edwards

Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence is refreshingly daring. It’s located on the fourth floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery, where few are likely to venture after trawling though an abundance of other spectacles. And, while the Gallery’s endorsement of Carr is ever-omnipresent, the variety of artworks on display exhibit a clear and consistent engagement with transcendentalism, while some works overtly aspire towards or even exude sublimity.

Emily Carr, Tree Trunk [detail], 1931, oil on canvas, courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery

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