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Hot Dates: Canadian Modernist Art at Vancouver Art Gallery

"Holy Man" by Robert Stonier. Photo by Tim Bonham courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery

To April 29

Take a trip back in time with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Lights Out! Canadian Painting from the Sixties collection. The psychedelic 1960s weren’t only about mod fashion and flower power—the world was undergoing massive cultural changes, which were reflected in the political and social commentary made by Canadian modernist art at the time. This time-capsule exhibition mounts figurative and abstract pieces by artists including Greg Curnoe, Michael Morris and Ronald Stonier (“Holy Man,” pictured), with a focus on both expressionistic and geometric works that explore colour and optical illusion. Groovy, baby!—Kristina Urquhart

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