Okanagan Log Pile

Fern Helfand Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport August 2018 to February 2019 Fern Helfand, Okanagan Log Pile (detail), 2018. Photo montage on Sintra board. Collection of the artist. Okanagan Log Pile embodies the duplicity of forestry in British Columbia. While it represents the province’s forests as a potentially…

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Bring Out Your Best: Members’ Exhibition

November 3, 2018 to January 13, 2019 Installation of Encounters: Annual Members’ Exhibition, 2017. The Kelowna Art Gallery is looking forward to hosting our annual members’ show this November. Our members play a very important role in the Gallery’s continued success, and this is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate…

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The Rossi Collection: A Circle of Friends

November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019 Alex Janvier (b. 1935), Environmental Struggle, 1988, Acrylic on canvas, 60” x 48”, Collection of the Dr. Luigi Rossi Estate Dr. Luigi Rossi, a radiologist who practiced in Grande Prairie, Alberta, for 30 years, found his true passion in collecting Canadian art. An early patron of…

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Journey of a Pod

October 20, 2018 to February 18, 2019 Concept image. Courtesy of the artists. In this interactive and immersive installation, artists Aleksandra Dulic and Miles Thorogood invite visitors to engage with the wandering of a seed pod within Okanagan creek systems. Expressed through the interplay of image, sound, and object, the…

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Tania Willard’s Gut Instincts

A lasting component of Woven Together, an exhibition guest curated by Jaimie Isaac Summer 2018 to summer 2019 Gut Instincts, 2018, Digital mural on adhesive textile, laser cut silk and satin ribbon, copper welding rods, wood stumps. Courtesy of the Artist. Gut Instincts is an affirmation of women’s intuition, gut instinct and…

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Woven Together

Guest Curated by Jaimie Isaac July 14 to October 7, 2018 Curated by Jaimie Isaac, Woven Together is a group exhibition featuring Indigenous artists Ursula Johnson, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O’Brien, and Tania Willard. Each of these artists’ work relates to the woven basket as a contemporary methodology to explore epistemologies,…

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A Cultivating Journey: The Herman H. Levy Legacy

This exhibition is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Ihor Holubizky, Senior Curator. 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…

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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 For the Kelowna Art Gallery’s 32nd annual Art in Action exhibition, young artists were asked to create works inspired by nature. The natural environment encompasses the interaction of all living species, climate, weather, and natural resources. It is important that youth in our community…

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Immaculate Deception

Johann Wessels April 7 to July 8, 2018 In Immaculate Deception, Penticton-based artist Johann Wessels explores how art can trick both the eye and the mind to seduce and persuade its viewers. In this new series of works, paint and substrate form the foundation for a number of relics and artifacts the artist has…

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Okanagan Print Triennial

March 24 to May 27, 2018 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 the Faculty of Creative and Critical…

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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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