Curt Lang, 1700 Block Commercial Drive, n.d.

Curt Lang: Vancouver 1972

March 15 – July 13, 2012
Teck Gallery

Curt Lang (1937 - 1998) carved a meteoric path through the Vancouver cultural scene from the 1950s to the 1990s; that path had many twists and turns, all of which are chronicled in Claudia Cornwall’s recently published book At the World’s Edge: Curt Lang’s Vancouver. Lang’s major intersection with photography came in 1972, when a group of artists formed the Leonard Frank Memorial Society. The group received a grant under the federal LIP program to document ordinary British Columbian places and situations that would have normally been overlooked. The 32 photographs in this exhibition are a small selection drawn from Lang’s vision of Vancouver as he saw it in that year—half the images are streets and exteriors, the other half cafés and shops.

Curated by Bill Jeffries.


Symposium on Curt Lang’s photography (Followed by a walking tour of the exhibition)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 7pm
Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
Speakers: Claudia Cornwall, Gordon Cornwall, Bill Jeffries and Greg Lang