Buschlen Mowatt Gallery closing its doors
Right on the heels of news that Diane Farris is closing her storefront gallery comes word that the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery is also shutting its doors.
Co-founded out of their home in 1979 by Barrie Mowatt and Don Buschlen, who died in 1992, the gallery’s West Georgia Street location, with its Robert Indiana “Love” sculpture, has been a recognizable fixture on the Coal Harbour since it opened in 1987.
Mowatt reportedly revealed his plans in an email sent to clients late yesterday (March 30), and said he now plans to focus his philanthropic endeavours, which include the Vancouver Biennale, the bi-annual public art exhibition he founded, and on whose board he sits as president.
The gallery will be holding a closing sale from April 7 to 20, and will shut its doors permanently April 24.