- Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director. The exhibition is presented in Toronto by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is being held concurrently at both institutions. This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, and The Artworkers Retirement Society.
Douglas Coupland is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. Through diverse media ranging from Lego to found materials, painting to installation, he explores issues which affect us all: the 21st-century condition, Canadian cultural identity, the power of language and the pervasive presence of technology in modern life. With incisiveness and humour, Coupland’s work will inspire you to question contemporary issues and suggest new ways of seeing your world.
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major survey of the work Coupland has created since 2000. The exhibition is a first-time partnership between the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), with works at both venues.
Visit Douglas Coupland's Gumhead
An interactive public sculpture
Douglas Coupland has described this 7-foot tall work as “a gum-based, crowd-sourced, publically interactive, social-sculpture self-portrait.”
Viewers and passersby are encouraged to apply their own chewed gum to this sculpture so that over the course of time it will be transformed, eventually obscuring the artist’s face.
The artist often involves others in the creation of his artworks and also relies on everyday objects – such as gum – as the very materials of his work, playfully refusing to heed any divisions between high art and mass culture.
Douglas Coupland’s art virtually everywhere as exhibition goes online