Marcia Harris and Danielle Dickson: Landscape Awareness


Reynolds Gallery – September 22 to November 25, 2007 Rotary Courtyard – September 22, 2007 to January 20, 2008 Have you noticed the changing landscape in B.C. and northwestern Alberta?  Artists Marcia Harris and Danielle Helen Ray Dickson have taken notice and have collaborated in response in Landscape Awareness. Triggered …

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NEXUS: Histories and Communities


An exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery in celebration of the gallery’s thirtieth anniversary. December 1, 2007 to March 2, 2008 In order to share our thirtieth anniversary celebrations with the community, we focused on community links for this exhibition. Among the strategies put …

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Kate Wilson: Real Estate Flowers


December 1, 2007 – February 3, 2008 Toronto-based artist Kate Wilson refers to her site-specific wall works as drawings, even though they are executed in black acrylic paint. It makes sense against the white gallery walls they look like drawings, albeit in huge scale. For a week at the end …

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Indigenous Media Arts Exhibition 2008 presented by the Indigenous Arts Service Organization in partnership with the Ullus Collective. February 8 to April 13, 2008 For the eighth year in a row, the Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host the IASO’s film series: REEL ROOTz Indigenous Media Arts Exhibition 2008.  …

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F.H. Varley: Portraits into the Light


Curated by Katerina Atanassova, of the Varley Art Gallery March 8 to April 27, 2008 This exhibition sets out to change a common impression about this revered Group-of-Seven artist, who was actually known in his lifetime more for his portraits than his work in landscape. Pushed aside by the strength …

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Heather Thomas: Wounded


April 19 to July 13, 2008 Using a wide range of media, Qualicum Beach-based artist Heather Thomas will be creating installations of works in both our Reynolds and Rotary courtyard spaces this spring along the theme of war, armaments, and war injuries. Branching out from a background in printmaking, Thomas …

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Pop Prints


May 10 – July 27, 2008 The Kelowna Art Gallery is excited and pleased to be the first touring venue for the Pop Prints exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Pop Art movement began in both Britain and the USA in the early 1960s and had its influence …

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Derek Michael Besant: Fifteen Restless Nights


August 2 – November 2, 2008 Beginning in mid-summer the Treadgold/Bullock Gallery space will be transformed by means of images and sound into a place that will take visitors to a land of pure imagination. Calgary-based artist Derek Michael Besant has created an installation based on the notion of Canada …

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Greg Staats: auto-mnemonic six nations


July 19 – October 26, 2008 Toronto-based artist Greg Staats works with photo-based media, including traditional photography and more recently, video. Born in Ohsweken, Ontario, Staats, a Mohawk, is a member of the Six Nations of Ontario’s Grand River Territory (the location of his birthplace) in southern Ontario. He has …

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Stacks and Piles: Recent Work by Wanda Lock


November 1, 2008 to January 4, 2009 The Curatorial and Public Programming departments at the Kelowna Art Gallery have collaborated to invite Okanagan Valley-based artist Wanda Lock, to install recent work in the Reynolds Gallery, and add to this installation through a short residency in the Scotiabank Studio. The artist …

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Recent works by artists associated with the University of British Columbia Okanagan November 14, 2008 to January 11, 2009 As a salute to the several artists in our community who not only maintain active exhibition records, but also work with post-secondary students, the Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to announce …

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Byron Johnston: Dysfunctional Chair


Dysfunctional Chairs series August 13, 2008 to January 11, 2009 Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. – Lily Tomlin Welcome to the experience of Kelowna-based artist Byron Johnston’s gigantic wooden chair. Far too high for anyone to sit on, it is certainly undeniably dysfunctional. A visitor might be reminded …

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