Vancouver Art Gallery's everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything gets a literary companion

In 1991, Douglas Coupland established himself as a revolutionary novelist and the voice of a generation when he published his debut book, Generation X. Since then he has gone on to publish 13 novels as well as works of non-fiction, design and visual art.

His most recent endeavor is a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery titled everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything. The exhibit will be touring to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The exhibition explores themes ranging from Canadian cultural identity to the impacts of technological advancement through a variety of mediums, including paint, prints, Lego, and sculpture.

everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything: The Book

To accompany the exhibition, Coupland will be releasing a book in August of the same name. Described as a “visually rich retrospective,” the book provides an overview Coupland’s visual art since 2000. It’s infused with Coupland’s trademark sharp humour, and contains contributions from R.E.M. front man, Michael Stipe, famed art curator, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and others.

Coupland grew up in West Vancouver and attended Granville Island’s Emily Carr University. Much of his work is firmly rooted in his West Coast home, such as City of Glass, a book of short essays and photographs revolving around Vancouver. His public art can be found around the city, including Canada Place’s Digital Orca sculpture, and the Terry Fox memorial at B.C. Place.

Catch everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything at the Vancouver Art Gallery until September 1, and pick up the book in September.