January 26 to March 31, 2013
The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to bring the work of Halifax-based artist Sarah Maloney to the Okanagan. Maloney’s Collapse series of works dates from 2009-10, and explore the notion of the traditional domestic sphere of women, and the Victorian pastime/skill of embroidery, as well as the female connection to flowers. The centerpiece of the installation will be a real chaise lounge, which Maloney terms a fainting couch. A cluster of bronze tulips are sprouting from the innards of this piece of furniture, their heads bowed modestly. As well, six wall pieces that are embroidered depictions of tulips will be on view.
Maloney holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Ontario. She has been teaching studio classes at NSCAD since 2002.
Friday, January 25, 2013, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.
Artist Sarah Maloney will be in attendance.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Six artists, including Sarah Maloney and Carol Wainio, visiting here for the openings of their solo exhibitions, will take part in a lively conversation in a lightning-talk format. Each artist will speak for five minutes on issues facing artists working outside of major urban centres of cultural production. How do they stay current? Build an audience for their work? Find a dealer?
Moderated by Okanagan-based artist Katie Brennan (who is the curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery and a sessional instructor in studio at the UBCO), the discussion will be opened up to audience members so that all will have a chance to engage with the topic and one another. Visiting artists Carol Wainio (lives and works in Ottawa) and Sarah Maloney (lives and works in Halifax) will both be speaking. Their new exhibitions at the Kelowna Art Gallery will be available for viewing.