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 Howard Podeswa, Heaven (detail), 2015, oil on canvas, 2.74 x 4.57 m. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, courtesy of the Artist. 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…

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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 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 to February 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 teaches. Each…

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A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections

Guest curator: Roger H. Boulet July 1 to October 15, 2017 The exhibition celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by bringing together significant Canadian works of art from private collections throughout the Kelowna area for visitors to view and enjoy. The selection includes remarkable historical Canadian works by artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff,…

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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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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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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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