Monday, August 28, 2017
On Saturday afternoon I visited the VAG. The Monet show, which shares its ground floor with some lifeless Stephen Shore pictures of the painter's garden at Giverny; the Lassry show, with its wholly appropriate dollar store busy-ness; the Pictures from Here show that I did not need to see again; and an Emily Carr I had never seen before, called Grey (1931-32).
On Sunday morning I walked south through Kensington to the Value Village at 45th and Victoria. The retaining wall in the foreground is falling -- and you can tell from the shadow of the wall beyond it that its wall has cracked.