From the Inside Out: Integrating Art and Architecture on the West Coast

From the Inside Out
Integrating Art and Architecture on the West Coast

June 27 to August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: June 27, 2 to 4 pm

 Pratt Living Room

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 several influential artists and architects by featuring a selection of their extraordinary projects alongside drawings and photographs that captured 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. This exhibition includes several photographs by Pullan and Fulker that have not been exhibited before.


Image: Selwyn Pullan, Pratt Residence Interior, 1960. Gift of Selwyn Pullan. Collection of the West Vancouver Museum.

Exhibition Design: 10four Design Group
Exhibition Curator: Kiriko Watanabe

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