Over the past 20 years, Angela Grossmann has continued to be a significant force in Canadian art. Feminist at heart, her work examines themes of gender, displacement and social margin through the use of collaged and transferred discarded materials. Most remarkable about her oeuvre is the generous spirit that it is suffused with; Grossmann treats her found subjects with remarkable tenderness and respect. Grossman will be exhibiting collages from her new series at Winsor Gallery’s solo booth and will be featured as part of the Canadian Pavilion at the 6th annual Beijing Biennal.
“Angela Grossmann’s recent works continue her creative practice of improvising new imagery out of found photographs. In the past, she has employed collage and photo-transfer techniques, along with expressive gestures in paint or charcoal, to explore a range of themes. Many of these involve the social construction of identity and the exercise of power.
Whether her putative subject is orphaned children or incarcerated criminals, she brings a strong emotive element to her examination of the human condition”.
- Robin Laurence
About Winsor Gallery
Founded by Jennifer Winsor in 2002, Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art. Foremost a commercial gallery, Winsor Gallery strives to ensure the long-term development of our artists’ careers through promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation.
Through this commitment to forging strong relationships with our artists, we have accrued one of the most attractive portfolios of established and emerging talent in Vancouver, and many of our represented artists have been recipients of such prestigious awards as the Governor General’s Award, the Joseph Plaskett Award, the Gold Medal of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, and the International Studio Award at the Museum of Modern Art New York. A cornerstone of the Vancouver art scene, Winsor relocated from its seminal South Granville space in 2012 to The Flats on East 1st Avenue. The gallery is part of a burgeoning industrial neighbourhood that has become Vancouver’s new centre for contemporary art.