Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art

November 23, 2004 to December 11, 2004

The first in-depth museum show of its kind, Baja to Vancouver (B2V) surveys recent art from the western edge of the United States, Canada, and Baja California, Mexico. Unlike a regional biennial, B2V is organized as a focused survey, gathering together representational artworks that engage with this region's social, cultural, and physical landscapes.

The thirty-three artists in this exhibition use popular forms and genres—landscape and portraiture, vernacular signage and music videos. Deceptively casual in appearance, their work thoughtfully reinterprets myths and reexamines cliches related to West Coast cultures, from the First Nations tribes of British Columbia to the contemporary youth tribes of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Featured Artists

Michael Brophy
Delia Brown
Brian Calvin
Russell Crotty
Trisha Donnelly
Stan Douglas
Roman de Salvo
Sam Durant
Thomas Eggerer
Kota Ezawa
Harrell Fletcher
Evan Holloway
Chris Johanson
Miranda July
Brian Jungen
Tim Lee
Scott Livingstone
Ken Lum
Liz Magor
Matt McCormick
Roy McMakin
Mark Mumford
Shannon Oksanen
Michelle O'Marah
Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Glenn Rudolph
Steven Shearer
Catherine Sullivan
Larry Sultan
Ron Terada
Althea Thauberger
Yvonne Venegas

Tour support provided by the Peter Norton Family Foundation and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada. Generous lead support for the CCA presentation of B2V is provided by Judy and Bill Timken. Additional generous support provided by City National Bank, Simon and Kimberly Blattner, Tony and Celeste Meier, Charlotte and David Winton, and Mary and Harold Zlot.

Exhibition Schedule

Seattle Art Museum
9 October 2003-4 January 2004

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
23 January-16 May 2004

Vancouver Art Gallery
5 June-6 September 2004

CCA Wattis Institute for Contmporary Arts
6 October 2004-10 January 2005