(a smAll ciTy aRt muSeuM cO-prOduCtiOn)
FeBruaRy 24 tO aPRil 15, 2007
The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present Hybrids. This touring exhibition brings together for the first time the work of 10 contemporary artists from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon:
Griffith Baker (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Lisa Birke (Vancouver, B.C.)
Marianne Corless (Sundre, Alberta)
Twyla Exner (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Fern Helfand (Kelowna, B.C.)
Ingrid Mary Percy (Victoria, B.C.)
Alison Petty (Kamloops, B.C.)
Cara Sawka (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Marc Siegner (Edmonton, Alberta)
Mike Yuhasz (Dawson City, Yukon)
These 10 artists were selected from over 200 submissions to an open call in 2005 by 6 curators from small city art galleries across Western Canada, including Kelowna Art Gallery curator Linda Sawchyn. The resulting eclectic exhibition of sculpture, photography, video, painting, mixed media, printmaking, drawing and installation – produced from both traditional and non-traditional materials – highlights contemporary artists across Western Canada and the Yukon addressing 21st century issues including representations of the human body, the environment and recycling, genetic engineering, commoditization, marketing and the media.
Hybrids (a small city art museum co-production) is produced by the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Swift Current, Estevan Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat and Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George, B.C.