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. One hallmark aspect of modernist painting in the post World War …

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The Games We Play

June 24 to September 17, 2017 This summer the Kelowna Art Gallery will be hosting a fun and nostalgic exhibition called The Games We Play, which will showcase work by artists associated with the Okanagan’s art and tech community. The Gallery is now accepting submissions from all levels of artists …

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31st Annual Art in Action Exhibition: LOVE

April 15 to June 14, 2017 Art in Action, 2016, installation view 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 …

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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

October 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018 Howard Podeswa, Heaven (detail), 2015, oil on canvas. This senior Canadian artist has had a long career as a painter. We are pleased to be bringing this recent body of work to Kelowna audiences as it was shown in Toronto at the Koffler …

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Jane Kidd: Curious

September 30, 2017 to January 14, 2018 Jane Kidd, Curiouser and Curiouser #2 (detail), 2015, woven tapestry, 46 x 182 cm. After a long career in Calgary, Jane Kidd now lives and works on Salt Spring Island in BC. She is a Governor General’s Award-winning, internationally recognized artist who works …

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Nikki Middlemiss: Scaffolding for Minutiae

July 15 to September 24, 2017 Nikki Middlemiss, example of older work, 2015, mixed-media on paper. 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 will create an effect that is ethereal …

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Myron Campbell: Ghosts of Robert Lake: Chapters I-V

May 8 to November 6, 2017 Installation at the satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) Example of previous work by Myron Campbell: still from Observations of William Wynter. Campbell will produce large colourful images of animals and birds associated with the site of Robert Lake, which is near …

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A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections

Guest curator: Roger Boulet June 30 to October 15, 2017 Franklin Carmichael, Snow Clouds, 1925, oil on paper board, 25.4 x 30.3 cm. Private Collection. The exhibition will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by bringing together significant Canadian works of art from private collections throughout the Kelowna area for visitors to …

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One on One: Inheritance: Amy Malbeuf Curated by Cathy Mattes

April 1 to July 9, 2017 Example of work by Amy Malbeuf: Coyote, rabbit, fox, muskrat, skunk, beaver. 2014, furs, rope, safety vests, wood. Photos: M N Hutchinson This year the Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to be working with independent curator Cathy Mattes, who is based in Sprucewoods, Manitoba. …

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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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For All is For Yourself

June 25 to October 6, 2016  Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective, For All Is For Yourself (detail) laser-cut handmade paper, seeds, birch plywood, 2015. Photography by Geoff Campbell For All is For Yourself is an exhibition organized by a public art initiative called Border Free Bees which includes the installation …

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Drawing from Life

November 5, 2016 to January 22, 2017 Eight local artists – all of whom have a strong drawing component in their practices – have been commissioned to produce new work for this exhibition that celebrates the medium of drawing. All works will be in large scale, and four of the …

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Deborah Koenker: Grapes and Tortillas

July 16 to October 30, 2016 For this solo exhibition Vancouver-based artist Deborah Koenker focused on the temporary agricultural workers from Mexico hired by the Okanagan Valley’s fruit orchards and vineyards. The show is a tribute to their hard work and their personal sacrifices. As well as photographic portraits of …

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