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 up with any amount of contact with the natural world – even if it was only an empty lot near your home – you may have had the idea of creating a hide-out there. You perhaps used found materials to make yourself a secret refuge from the world, where you could rest and dream, feeling a connection to nature, like a bear in its den. It is this sort of memory that is Ranney’s starting point for his garden installation titled Refuge. He plans to construct raised beds, with plants that grow low to the ground gradually giving way to those that are taller, as the visitor navigates the space. Finally, people will reach a sort of pod structure, built from natural materials harvested locally, where they may wish to sit for a while.

Each of the Artist’s Garden Projects is accompanied and documented by a web-based publication. The site is updated periodically through each season with new images as the garden plants continue to flourish, and then die off when winter arrives. Click here to visit the site!

Opening Reception
Friday, June 23, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.

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