It’s hard to believe that Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics almost seven years ago. I well remember the buzz of the city during that period and the world’s attention on Vancouver as the Games unfolded. Since then, there have been significant economic, artistic, and cultural changes in the city and in the globe at large.
In that lovely contemplative period between Christmas and New Year’s, I visited the Vancouver Art Gallery in order to take in one of their new exhibitions, Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, which opened this month and runs until April 17, 2017. It covers Vancouver artistic creation in the post-Olympics period.