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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John Hall: Sweetness and Light


November 8, 2010 to May 16, 2011 Outbound passengers at the Kelowna International Airport this season may find themselves with mysterious food cravings once they have cleared security. We can explain the phenomenon: it is the power of art. Kelowna-based realist painter John Hall will be installing two large paintings …

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Kelowna Collects


Selected works of art from private collections in Kelowna January 16 to March 7, 2010 As our contribution to helping Kelowna put its best face forward for visitors here in conjunction with the Vancouver Olympics, The Kelowna Art Gallery set out to organize a local collections show. The exhibition is …

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Surreal. Real. Ideal: The Art of Joice M. Hall


March 20 to May 23, 2010 Realist painter Joice M. Hall spent most of her career based in Calgary, before moving to Kelowna to live in 1999. This exhibition is a full-scale survey show that has been organized for the Kelowna Art Gallery by independent curator Patricia Ainslie, who also …

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Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Weppler: The Searchers


Dysfunctional Chairs series May 15 to September 26, 2010 Artists Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Weppler have been working collaboratively since 2004 – almost a decade after their days in graduate art school at UBC. For their commission in our Dysfunctional Chairs series, they proposed that their chairs are dysfunctional because …

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Reel Roots


An exhibition of short films by emerging First Nations artists May 27 to July 18, 2010 Reel Roots is an exhibition of short films by emerging First Nations artists, in our Reynolds Gallery space. The Kelowna Art Gallery has worked collaboratively with the En’owkin Centre in Penticton for several years …

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Nobuo Kubota: Hokusai Revisited


June 5 to July 18, 2010 During the summer months in Kelowna it is natural to develop a heightened awareness of the huge presence and proximity of Okanagan Lake. What more appropriate exhibition would there be, therefore, than this single, large installation of a giant wave form, made from wood? …

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The Okanagan Tree


July 24 to September 26, 2010 To complement the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Tree exhibition, the Kelowna Art Gallery has organized a small exhibition of works selected from the permanent collection called The Okanagan Tree. Some of these works have not been exhibited in many years. All depict trees in the …

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The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social


Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of July 24 to September 26, 2010 What becomes a legend most? Canadian icons that retain their symbolism generation after generation, such as the beaver, the canoe and the lone, struggling tree, come to mind. This exhibition on …

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Constructions of Identity


Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery October 9 to December 12, 2010 Our main fall exhibition features works of contemporary art that have been added to the Gallery’s permanent collection in the last two years, many thanks to the financial support of the Canada Council …

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Keith Langergraber: Rattlesnake Island


October 9 to December 12, 2010 Keith Langergraber is a Vancouver-based multi-media artist who spent his formative years in Kelowna. This exhibition is comprised of a cluster of distinct elements that explore local lore, beginning with the Ogopogo. In his film Rattlesnake Island (included in the show), Langergraber himself plays …

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Ian Johnston: Bag Suite in 4/4 Time


December 18, 2010 to February 6, 2011 The Kelowna Art Gallery is delighted to be welcoming back Nelson-based artist Ian Johnston. Regular visitors may recall his huge wall of blue car bumpers that was part of our group show Module in the spring of 2009. Now Johnston will be showing …

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Jasmine Reimer: 1000 lbs. 3 Days


Dysfunctional Chairs series December 18, 2010 to June 12, 2011 Vancouver-based artist Jasmine Reimer is interested in the human body and how our culture’s largely sedentary lifestyle encourages obesity. Exacerbated by long hours in office chairs, some people’s bodies suffer and succumb to the stress under which they are placed …

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Doug Biden: Visceral Allegories


Organized and circulated by the Burnaby Art Gallery December 18, 2010 to January 30, 2011 Doug Biden was a highly talented and creative printmaker who died from pancreatic cancer in mid-career in 2007. He was an instructor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna who was well loved …

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