A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy

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   In 1984, Herman Herzog Levy made one of the most significant art donations to a university gallery in Canadian…

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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 Installation view of LOVE, the Art in Action exhibition held in 2017. For this year’s 32nd Art in Action student exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, young artists were asked to create works inspired by nature. The natural environment encompasses the interaction of all…

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Immaculate Deception

Johann Wessels April 7 to July 1, 2018 Johann Wessels, Sacred Silver (detail), in studio, 2017, silverpoint drawing, painted wood, resin foam castings. Art has served religion for centuries. Throughout the history of art, it has also functioned as propaganda for ideology and consumerism. In Immaculate Deception, Penticton-based artist Johann…

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Okanagan Print Triennial

March 24 to May 27, 2018 Ericka Walker, Environment, 2017, lithography, 76 x 102 cm 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…

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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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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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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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