Woven Together

Guest Curated by Jaimie Isaac July 14 to October 7, 2018 Meagan Musseau, nukumi, will you sit with me as I learn to weave? 2018, split vinyl basketry, synthetic vinyl and neon pink flagging tape, 6 x 6 x 9 in. Curated by Jaimie Isaac, Woven Together is a group…

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A Cultivating Journey: The Herman H. Levy Legacy

This exhibition is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Ihor Holubizky, Senior Curator. June 16 to October 28, 2018 Camille Pissarro (French/Français, 1830–1903), Pommiers en fleurs/Apple Trees, 1870, oil on canvas/huile sur toile, 45.7 × 55.3 cm, Gift of/Don de Herman H. Levy, 1984, McMaster Museum of Art…

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Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology

Julie Oakes Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport February 19 to August 13, 2018 Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology is based on calendar constructs and set in the future, as if a display in a museum that is documenting life on earth as it once was in a more perfect…

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Art in Action

April 14 to June 17, 2018 For the Kelowna Art Gallery’s 32nd annual Art in Action exhibition, young artists were asked to create works inspired by nature. The natural environment encompasses the interaction of all living species, climate, weather, and natural resources. It is important that youth in our community…

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Immaculate Deception

Johann Wessels April 7 to July 8, 2018 In Immaculate Deception, Penticton-based artist Johann Wessels explores how art can trick both the eye and the mind to seduce and persuade its viewers. In this new series of works, paint and substrate form the foundation for a number of relics and artifacts the artist has…

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Okanagan Print Triennial

March 24 to May 27, 2018 The Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) is a juried exhibition that focuses on print making. Launched in 2009, this year marks the fourth iteration of the exhibition, which is organized in collaboration with the Vernon Public Art Gallery and the Faculty of Creative and Critical…

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Viral Objects

February 10 to April 8, 2018 Viral Objects is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the three undergraduate program areas within Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan: Visual Arts, Performance, and Creative Writing. The sculptures serve as a starting point, and inspire or “infect” projects in performance, creative writing, drawing, digital media, and…

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GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites

Joice M. Hall January 20 to April 1, 2018 Kelowna-based artist Joice M. Hall’s exhibition, GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites, is a painting installation inspired by 1600 digital photographs that she took during a two-week artist residency in Haida Gwaii in 2016. The 18-foot installation is a panoramic…

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Gary Pearson: Short Fictions

January 20 to March 18, 2018 Short Fictions attends to the marked and fascinating evolution of Gary Pearson’s painting over the decades he has worked as a professional artist. The Kelowna-based artist works largely in painting and drawing, with a strong graphic sensibility and a stark, spare, linear style. This…

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Elder Artists in Classrooms Project

September 23 to November 26, 2017 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 Elwood, and was developed so art students could learn about the rich history…

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Encounters

Annual Members’ Exhibition December 2, 2017 to February 3, 2018 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 aspire to be. Portraits do not merely record someone’s…

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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 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 and scientific visions. In this series of paintings, the immersive compositions build upon intricate layers of personal and historical…

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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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