Léon Coupey To Madame Léon Coupey (Paris) Ink on card
Léon Coupey To Madame Léon Coupey (Paris). Ink on card, 3 ½" x 5 ½," 1905. Collection Pierre Coupey, Vancouver. Set 2.4.

Current Exhibition

Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate

This exhibition showcases a selection of postcards sent by Léon Maurice Coupey (1864-1925), the majority of which were addressed to “his beloved Katie,” (Kate Barlow Hunt Coupey, 1873-1943), during their courtship and through their early married life. A lawyer by profession, Léon was an inventive and talented artist who decorated his postcards with calligraphy, landscapes, caricatures, and self-portraits. These cards present not only a snapshot into this relationship, but also of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. They were married in London in 1904 and had four children. Many of the cards are held in the care of West Vancouver artist, Pierre Coupey, who is Léon and Kate’s grandson.   ..more
Rebecca Bair, Conditioning (detail), shea butter and charcoal hair monoprint. Courtesy of the artist.
Rebecca Bair, Conditioning (detail), shea butter and charcoal hair monoprint. Courtesy of the artist.

Current Exhibition

Rebecca Bair: Deep Conditioning

At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Rebecca Bair was at the end of her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and staying with her parents in Ottawa. Eager to produce, she found a stack of four-by-six photo paper, left forgotten in a desk drawer. Slowly, she began to use the paper to draw on with a fine-tip black sharpie, creating circles inspired by the curls of her hair. This became a daily practice and an outlet for her anxiety—not only an antidote for the universal uncertainty, but also a record of daily life. ..more

Future Exhibitions

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland

In 1998, Douglas Coupland published Girlfriend in a Coma, a work of fiction that traces the lives of a group of friends from their teenage years through to middle-age. Set in West Vancouver, the story centers around Karen McNeil, who falls into a coma that lasts 17 years. When she awakens, the friends come together once again to face an impending apocalypse. The novel, which weaves deftly between literary genres, comes with a moral and a warning. ..more

Past Exhibitions

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