Main Space

An Inheritance

7 July – 22 August 2021

VAC Main Gallery (1800 Store Street)

Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5pm

Artists in Conversation: Thursday 12 August, 5-7PM (free)


Big Top Collective

Matt Trahan

Colleen Heslin 

Everett Wong

Oliver Bjorn Cross-Talkend 

One way or another, it comes to us. Through death, and it’s precarious opposite, our time becomes full and fuller, still; resplendent and it’s abundant opposite. An inheritance is never easy, and the artists whose work is gathered here in conversation attest to how legacies are manifest through their visual practices. From experimental films, unclassifiable textiles, and proposed monuments to queer histories as well as an investigation into the remnants of Modernism, this inheritance, like so many, poses more questions than answers.

– Kegan McFadden, Curator

(image credit: Everett Wong, Henshin, 2021)