Elder Artists in Classrooms Project

September 23 to November 26, 2017 Artist Lee Claremont leads a workshop with students at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. This exhibition showcases works created by students from Central Okanagan Public Schools that have been inspired by seven elder artists. The school project was coordinated by artist and art educator Jim…

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Encounters

Annual Members’ Exhibition December 2, 2017 to February 3, 2018 Installation view of the 2016 members’ exhibition, Drawn Together. Portraiture is an opportunity to observe humanity. By taking a sustained look at ourselves, we are able to examine who we are, reflect on what we’ve become and consider who we…

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Dylan Ranney: Refuge

The Artist’s Garden Project Spring 2017 to Spring 2018 Each spring when it is warm enough for planting, the Kelowna Art Gallery launches our annual Artist’s Garden Project. This year we are working with local artist Dylan Ranney. Think back to your childhood and if you were fortunate enough to grow…

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The Big Picture

A selection of large-scale works drawn from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery April 29 to June 25, 2017  David Alexander, Contrasted Day Drawing, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 80 in. Gift of the artist, 2016. The Big Picture features a selection of large-scale works drawn from…

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The Games We Play

June 24 to September 17, 2017 If you’ve ever become bleary-eyed over a Monopoly game, screamed in anguish during charades, or hit every COD objective until the zombies got you, you know life is better with games. The artists in this juried exhibition work in game and animation studios, as…

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31st Annual Art in Action Exhibition: LOVE

April 15 to June 14, 2017 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our 31st annual Art in Action exhibition, which showcases the creativity and artistic talent of local youth. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, the title for this year’s Art in Action exhibition is LOVE. The…

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Monitor

February 11 to April 9, 2017 Monitor is a group video-installation project produced by UBC Okanagan BFA students that examines issues of surveillance while one is connected to the internet. With the emergence of mass surveillance in various countries around the world, along with our own Bill C-51 here in…

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Howard Podeswa: A Brief History

November 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018 Howard Podeswa, Heaven (detail), 2015, oil on canvas, 2.74 x 4.57 m. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, courtesy of the Artist. A reflection on the current state of the world, Toronto-based artist Howard Podeswa’s exhibition, A Brief History, articulates an end-of-times cosmology inspired by artistic…

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Jane Kidd: Curious

September 30, 2017 to January 14, 2018 In Curious, Jane Kidd explores the human/nature relationship through woven tapestry. The included works from her Curiosities and Wonderland series draw attention to pertinent contemporary issues, such as genetically modified and engineered organisms and the destruction of the environment. Kidd’s scrolls, Curiouser and…

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Nikki Middlemiss: Scaffolding for Minutiae

July 15 to September 24, 2017 This Montreal-based artist will be exhibiting labour-intensive works on paper that will float from the walls out into the viewers’ space. They are subtle and tactile, and create an effect that is ethereal yet embodied. Middlemiss creates these works by carefully pouring and maneuvering…

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Myron Campbell: Ghosts of Robert Lake

May 8, 2017 to February 18, 2018 Installation at the satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) Kelowna-based artist Myron Campbell has created six large-format renderings of species – both real and imagined – of creatures that visit the Robert Lake site located near the UBCO campus where he…

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A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections

Guest curator: Roger H. Boulet July 1 to October 15, 2017 The exhibition celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by bringing together significant Canadian works of art from private collections throughout the Kelowna area for visitors to view and enjoy. The selection includes remarkable historical Canadian works by artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff,…

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Double Vision: Connor Charlesworth and Malcolm McCormick

February 18 to March 26, 2017 These two emerging local painters will both be showing new work. McCormick challenges the accepted usual installation of paintings on the wall by embedding his canvasses into holes in drywall, which is in turn leaned on the wall of the gallery. Charlesworth will be…

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Fabrications

Installation works by Gisele Amantea, Yael Brotman, Libby Hague, and Laura Vickerson February 4 to April 16, 2017   This exhibition features the work of four women artists who are from different regions of Canada, but all of whom work in installation. The title of the show, Fabrications, refers to…

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Fossils from the Future

 Fossils from the Future was a public art project created by artist Johann Wessels and presented by the Kelowna Art Gallery. The project comprised a total of nine works that began to first appear in the downtown area of Kelowna, specifically in the Cultural District. The initial piece was installed in early September 2015…

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Drawn Together: Annual Members’ Exhibition

November 15, 2016 to February 5, 2017 Drawing can be a fundamental aspect to an artistic practice. It is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving or composition. In tandem with our exhibition, Drawing from Life, the Kelowna Art Gallery hopes to further broaden our celebration of drawing by…

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Angelika Jaeger: Wanderlust

November 7, 2016 to May 8, 2017 Satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport [click image for larger version]  The image of the heart – the classic Valentine shape with its pleasing symmetrical form – has become ubiquitous, although its origins are obscure. It has appealed to so many artists…

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Germaine Koh: Home Made Home

October 22, 2016 to February 12, 2017 Germaine Koh, Core, 2016, prototype for suite of recombinant furniture and fixtures, plywood, aluminum, hardware, three units, each 84 x 28 x 84 inches (213 x 71 x 213 cm). The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to bring the work of Vancouver-based artist…

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Artists Among Us 2016: Vibrant Expressions

Canadian Mental Health Association Exhibition October 15 to November 6, 2016 The Artists Among Us show is a celebration of recovery and wellness for people with lived experience of mental health challenges. This year’s show features a collection of art created in CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio that explores mental health and…

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