The Big Picture

A selection of large-scale works drawn from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery

April 29 to June 25, 2017 


David Alexander, Contrasted Day Drawing, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 80 in. Gift of the artist, 2016.

The Big Picture features a selection of large-scale works drawn from the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. One hallmark aspect of modernist painting in the post-World War II era of the last century was its increasing size, sometimes referred to as heroic. The Kelowna Art Gallery owns several works of art by living artists that have been executed in large scale, and has pulled them out of the vaults for this exhibition. We thereby offer visitors the opportunity to consider scale, and what aspects change when an artist works in a large format. Fifteen pieces, some of which have never yet been exhibited, have been selected for inclusion. Other examples are old favourites, having entered the collection several years ago, and been shown previously. About half the artists with works in the exhibition are from the Okanagan and the remainder are from other regions of Canada.

A folder-style, black-and-white catalogue has been produced to accompany the show, with each work reproduced, and a text by the Gallery’s Curator.

Opening Reception
Friday, April 28, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.


Rose Braun, Departures, 2009, oil on galvanized steel, 48 x 144 in. Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery, 2010.

 


Jane Everett, Polo Park VI, 2005, oil and charcoal on canvas, diptych, 48 x 144 in. Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery, 2008.

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