Transient Luminosity

Vancouver Art Gallery takes time to reflect upon photographer Stephen Shore’s important body of images created during visits to Monet’s garden at Giverny between 1977 and 1982. The Giverny Portfolio provides a rare opportunity to view the entire series of 25 photographs. Shown for the first time in Vancouver, the presentation complements the exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden; visual comparisons can be made between Shore’s understanding of colour in photography and Monet’s sensitivity towards light, the changing seasons and the passing of time.

Stephen Shore: The Giverny Portfolio, until 1 October, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1. Stephen Shore, Giverny, France, 1977–1982 (from The Giverny Portfolio), 1977–82, chromogenic print. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Donated by Aaron Milrad in memory of Bella and Joseph Milrad.