07.01.09 by Jeff

Jeff Wall

Internationally acclaimed photographer and hometown hero, Jeff Wall, is currently showing at the VAG until January 25th. This is the first solo exhibition of Wall’s work in Vancouver since 1990 (surprising) so all you Vancouverites better get out there!

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jeff wall photography photographer vancouver gallery show

jeff wall photography photographer vancouver gallery show

jeff wall photography photographer vancouver gallery show

jeff wall photography photographer vancouver gallery show

jeff wall photography photographer vancouver gallery show













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • just picked up his book. love his work, jeff wall is amazing. i am so excited to see his large scale works in person at the vag.

  • WOAH. love the one with the guy sitting in the room with all the lightbulbs. amazing! inspired!~!!

  • Arseni

    The only thing interesting about this man’s work is his presentation method.

    And, yes – I have seen his retrospective at MoMA, and read a handful of extensive articles about his work.

  • nah, this one – http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Wall-Peter-Galassi/dp/0870707078

    although i wish it had this image

    http://www.m13.ca/images/blog/Wall_pine.jpg

    as i used to live directly across the street from that pine tree.

  • somehow i knew when i posted this i would leave out your favourite photo haha

  • Can someone in Vancouver please hire me so I can come see a sudden gust of wind big on a wall in a gallery?

    Greatly appreciated.

  • I saw Jeff Wall’s exhibit at the Art Institute in Chicago and had an almost mystical experience with the piece “Invisible Man”. These photos are so large when you see them in real life. I stood across from “Invisible Man” and felt like I was in the same room with all the light bulbs. This is a scene from the book.

  • Jolin

    Good mentioning this one jeff. Wall is probably my favorite photographer, mainly for contemporary though. His show at the VAG i managed to check out about a month ago, and some of his pieces were quite on point (like most of his work), but there were a few questionable shots…but thats just me though. If you are a fan or have not yet seen his work def check it out. The pieces Jeff posted though are not in the show thats going on (too bad, the invisible man one is mos def a fav).

  • Wow! These are awesome. I’m going to have to find some more of his stuff.

  • Eli

    I was really hoping for something a little more extensive for a Vancouver exhibition of Jeff Wall. There was some very good stuff, some questionable pieces as Jolin mentioned, but more than anything, there just wasn’t enough!

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  • I’m sure it’s deeper in these comments, but for those interested in the Invisible Man piece that aren’t aware– it’s based on a novel by Ralph Ellison of the same name. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Man )

  • I’m a big fan of Jeff Wall but I have to agree with the Georgia Straight’s review of the exhibit, which is that it is underwhelming. I’m not sure if any of his more popular pieces made the show, with the exception of one, which probably says something more about the VAG’s permanent Wall collection rather than the artist’s ability. In fact, none of the images shown above were exhibited. For a retrospective and celebration of Wall winning BC’s most prestigious art award, the Audain, that’s pretty sad. The “Sudden Gust of Wind” is held by the MOMA, if I’m not mistaking.

    There were three pieces I quite enjoyed in exhibit: “River Road,” another which represented a sweat shop and finally “The Pine on the Corner“, a tree which sadly was removed by the homeowner in 2007.

    Nevertheless, I think the exhibit is worth seeing because of the great cinematic lightboxes are the only way in which Wall’s work is accurately is shown. It just too bad the VAG didn’t honour this lifetime achievement better. That said, I’m curious to know if the Surrey Art Gallery does a better job with Burtynsky’s exhibit this month.

  • that’s quite a disappointment considering his last solo show here was nearly 20 years ago. Sudden Gust of Wind is the one everyone wants to see when they hear that Wall is showing work.

  • Yup. This is the other very Vancouver shot I would have enjoyed seeing, but it wasn’t there either…

    http://www.lizkuball.com/blog/images/070821-Jeff_Wall_01.jpg

  • Yasmin

    I saw this exhibit in San Francisco sometime this summer I think, maybe earlier.

  • By the way.. that pine? It’s gone. 🙁

    http://waxyphotography.com/stranger/archives/90

  • so

    love this so badly
    bookmarking it now haha





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