It Is What It Is:
Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art

5 November 2010 - 10 April 2011

Valérie Blass, L homme paille [Straw Man], 2008, wire and plush mannequin covered in synthetic foam padding, duct tape, twine netting, jute cordage, painted slip-cast plaster bust, and foam and mesh base covered in Hydrocal FGR gyspum cement and paint, 140 × 120 × 60 cm. Purchased 2009. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

Canadian Biennial exhibition It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art highlights the National Gallery of Canada’s commitment to collecting contemporary Canadian art by showcasing a selection of our most recent acquisitions: over 70 works created by more than 50 artists.

Organized by the
National Gallery of Canada.

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