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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Bill Rodgers: small displacement(s)


January 10 to March 1, 2009 Calgary-based artist Bill Rodgers has been at work on the project installed for this exhibition since 1994. Searching for a way to combine his work as a visual artist with his interest in motorcycle racing, he wound up focusing on the Tourist Trophy (TT), …

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Radical Regionalism


Local Knowledge and Making Places January 17 to March 15, 2009 Organized and circulated by Museum London Curated by Ihor Holubizky This exciting group exhibition contains a wide range of contemporary works by six artists, three of whom live and work in Canada, and three who are from Australia. The …

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David Diviney: Drift


Dysfunctional Chairs series January 24 to July 26, 2009 For the second in our on-going series of installations of contemporary art in our outdoor space, the Kelowna Art Gallery has commissioned Kamloops-based artist David Diviney to respond to the challenge. As his work has dealt with hometown and rural clichés …

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Films by emerging First Nations artists presented by the En’owkin Centre in Penticton March 7 to April 19, 2009 This year will mark the ninth annual exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery of films created by emerging First Nations filmmakers, organized by the En’owkin Centre in Penticton. Our thanks to …

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Module: Eliza Au + Ian Johnston + Lylian Klimek


March 21 to May 31, 2009 MODULE brings together the work of three very different artists, all of whom work three dimensionally, producing installations. Eliza Au is from Richmond, BC, but is currently completing an MFA in ceramic art at Alfred University, in New York State. Ian Johnston lives and …

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Tyler Hodgins: Please Try Again


April 25 to June 21, 2009 If someone said “please try again” would you consider it a gentle let down or an invitation for compulsive behaviour? Victoria-based artist Tyler Hodgins will have you exercise these thoughts and more this spring with his exhibition, Please Try Again. Using discarded instant crossword …

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Carol Sawyer: Natalie Brettschneider in British Columbia


June 6 to August 16, 2009 To accompany the lantern slides show, contemporary Vancouver-based photographer Carol Sawyer will be exhibiting an installation of photographs and other documents detailing the work of historical performance artist Natalie Brettshneider, including records of work she undertook in the Okanagan in the late 1930s. As …

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Prints from CPR Magic Lantern Slides 1885-1930


June 8 to August 16, 2009 These beautiful and nostalgic hand-coloured photographic images of Canadian scenes and landmarks were originally part of a corporate propaganda campaign to entice people to ride the rails to see Canada. Created mostly by photographers who are now anonymous, the original images were in a …

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Suzanne Franks: Smother


June 27 to August 30, 2009 This new exhibition will be an installation of three-dimensional work by Calgary-based artist Suzanne Franks. Contained within the one-word title Smother is the word “mother,” the fact of which the artist is only too well aware. We might call to mind the familiar term …

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Scott August: If I Had a Rocket Lawnchair


Dysfunctional Chairs series August 1 to November 1, 2009 A great topic for conversation when relaxing with friends, or even strangers (while stuck on an elevator, or in a traffic jam?) is things we used to think as children, and later discovered were errors. One old friend of mine said …

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Vessna Perunovich: Emblems of the Enigma


August 22 to October 18, 2009 We are excited to bring the widely varied work of this talented Toronto-based artist to Kelowna. This exhibition was curated by independent curator Donald Brackett, and has been produced by a collaboration among several public galleries in Canada. This is also how we have …

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Martin Pearce: This Was a Place


September 5 to November 1, 2009 Ontario-based artist Martin Pearce works with both drawing and painting, approaching each of these from an entirely different direction. This show is comprised of a selection of his drawings, including one that is ten feet long, of a disjointed landscape dotted with hilltowns made …

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Utopia/Dystopia: The Photographs of Geoffrey James


Organized by the National Gallery of Canada October 31, 2009 to January 10, 2010 Most of the series of photographs by internationally recognized Canadian photographer Geoffrey James have dealt with the built environment, that is structures either intentionally or unintentionally created by humans. As the title of this large survey …

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Bryan Ryley: Sum of Destructions


November 7, 2009 to January 10, 2010 This exhibition features a suite of ten works on paper and a related large painting that local artist Bryan Ryley produced in 2004, inspired by a reproduction of a drawing by Picasso. The Picasso work was one of the numerous studies he produced …

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Lori Mairs: Ellipses


Dysfunctional Chairs series November 7, 2009 to May 9, 2010 Kelowna-based artist Lori Mairs chose to work with her tried and true hallmark materials and methods to create a dysfunctional chair that has been deconstructed. So rather than experiencing the very chairness of a single chair-like creation, the viewer is …

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