Curator’s Tour: Grant Arnold on Fred Herzog

Free with Gallery admission.

Join exhibition curator Grant Arnold for a tour of the exhibition Fred Herzog, the first survey to examine Herzog’s overall body of work, including more than 100 photographs. Born in Germany, Fred Herzog came to Vancouver in 1953. Since that time he has produced a substantial body of photographs, taking urban life in Vancouver second-hand shops, vacant lots, neon signage and the crowds of people who have populated the city’s streets over the past fifty years as his primary subject. Herzog has self-consciously drawn upon documentary traditions in photography, while incorporating an outsider’s idiosyncratic sensitivity to a new environment into his images.

Grant Arnold is the Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He has organized more than thirty exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art. Recent projects include Real Pictures: Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft and Rodney Graham: A Little Thought.