Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980 | Vancouver Art Gallery

Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980 | Vancouver Art Gallery

October 01, 2019

Drawn primarily from the Gallery’s collection, Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980 explores the artist’s experimental, radical approach to artmaking. Rauschenberg is renowned for using everyday materials and the detritus of popular culture to investigate the intersection of art and life. He borrowed the repetition, serial imagery and subject matter of the mass media to subvert the familiar and expected and to deconstruct the media’s emergent power in contemporary life. His embrace of everyday materials and imagery was in reaction to the aesthetics of abstraction that had dominated American art during the 1950s, and was both a product and critique of the explosion in the circulation of images that characterized the postwar period. From billboard-sized prints to intimate drawings and large-scale fabric constructions, Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980 provides a glimpse into the subject matter and material processes that occupied this modern master during a critical moment in his career.

Publicon–Station 1, 1978, Robert Rauschenberg
wood, paint, textile, metal, paper, electrical parts, light bulb, gold leaf
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Young
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates: Until 26th January 2020

Exhibition Hours: Daily 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays until 9pm, First Friday of the month until 9pm

Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

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