Bloom

Simone King November 27, 2023 to April 2024 Kelowna-based artist Simone King utilizes needle-felted wool, assorted textiles, and clay to create Bloom, a powerful narrative that unfolds across the Glass Gallery space. This work features a mesmerizing “wool painting” alongside sculptural fantasy creatures, each a manifestation of the artist’s journey…

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All the Stars We Cannot See

Megan Smith and Gao Yujie October 28, 2023 to March 10, 2024 All the Stars We Cannot See is an immersive installation that explores the boundless expanse of satellite activity in space featuring a virtual sky with over 25,500 orbiting satellites. Created by Kelowna-based artists Dr. Megan Smith and Dr.…

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Display Case

Adad Hannah September 30, 2023 to September 2024 Display Case is a new sculptural installation located in the Rotary Courtyard at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The installation features a large greenhouse containing armatures that can only be viewed through the greenhouse’s glass walls. The ad-hoc structure within the greenhouse creates…

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Unsettled

Victoria Verge July 18 to December 2023 Victoria Verge, Unsettled, 2023. Ceramic, bird wings, wire, fishhooks, cloth, acrylic.   Unsettled is a thought-provoking sculptural installation that draws inspiration from the artist, Victoria Verge’s childhood marked by frequent relocation as the daughter of a Canadian Forces soldier. By utilizing flying ceramic…

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A Sense of Place

Sculpture from the Permanent Collection June 24 to October 15, 2023 This selection of sculpture from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection reflects diverse interpretations of form and space, featuring work by artists known for their innovative use of materials, experimentation with scale and function, and significance in Kelowna’s artistic…

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Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob

October 14, 2023 to February 19, 2024 This exhibition offers a personal encounter with one of the leading carvers of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, and an immersive experience of the Tahltan and Tlingit mainland cultures. The show surveys the artist’s development from his early days as a student of legendary…

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As Above, So Below

Mary Smith McCulloch August 26, 2023 to January 7, 2024 Born in the coastal village of Ardrishaig, Scotland, Mary Smith McCulloch explores Intaglio printmaking as a communicative medium that documents the human impact on both the Okanagan and European landscapes. As Above, So Below presents work that touches on historical…

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Semiotically Speaking

Steve Mennie June 8, 2023 to June 2024 Satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) This new installation at the Kelowna International Airport will feature large-scale paintings by Okanagan artist Steve Mennie. This series of work highlights the artist’s interest in semiotics, or the study of signs and symbols.…

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Sheldon Pierre Louis

SwiĆm – digging roots July 1, 2023 to February 11, 2024 Sheldon Pierre Louis, swic’m – digging roots, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 8 feet. This 4 x 8-foot painting by local artist Sheldon Pierre Louis references Syilx laws found in captikwɬ (oral stories). Here, the depiction of spíƛ…

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Takao Tanabe: Printmaker

July 1 to October 1, 2023   Organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery with guest Curator Ian Thom, this exhibition features over sixty prints by renowned artist Takao Tanabe. Tanabe is among Canada’s most celebrated painters and printmakers, recognized for his landscapes that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism.…

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Geography Lessons

Nellie Duke and Sophie Atkinson May 13 to August 20, 2023   In 1926, British-born artists Nellie Duke and Sophie Atkinson arrived in British Columbia and became active in the local arts community. Their separate, but similar, life paths overlapped in their explorations of the Okanagan Valley and Interior BC,…

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(Re)connect

Art in Action 37 April 22 to June 18, 2023 The Front Space Young artists from across School District 23 were invited to participate in the 37th annual Art in Action student exhibition (Re)connect. After collectively experiencing the rupture of the COVID pandemic and now “post-pandemic” life, middle and high…

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Diapositive

Julia Pearson February to July 16, 2023 Julia Pearson’s interdisciplinary practice is featured in their new exhibition Diapositive, which merges three artistic modes of inquiry: photography, serigraphy, and installation. This experimental work reflects the artist’s journey traversing self-identification through concepts of gender expression. By using props, clothing, and site-specific photography,…

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We Are Countless

Reyhan Yazdani and Nasim Pirhadi January 21 to April 16, 2023   We Are Countless features artwork by interdisciplinary artists Reyhan Yazdani and Nasim Pirhadi. Through an exploration of diverse materials and artistic techniques, both artists investigate themes of belonging, diasporic understanding of self, place, and memory through their lived…

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Pinking Index

Hannah Jickling + Reed H. Reed February 4 to May 7, 2023 In Pinking Index, artists Hannah Jickling and Reed H. Reed present a new body of work that features an index of collagraphy and monoprints created from school ground refuse. Jickling and Reed are the artists behind Big Rock…

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The Shape of Obus

Shannon Bool February 25 to June 18, 2023 The Shape of Obus highlights Shannon Bool’s recent research on the figure of Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French pioneer of modern architecture. Bool’s work focusses on a series of erotic drawings Le Corbusier made in Algeria during the 1930s and the interior spaces…

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The Intersection

Evan Berg October 29, 2022 to June 25, 2023 Evan Berg, The Intersection (still), 2022, Single-channel video installation, 54 minutes.   In this experimental, single-channel video installation by Kelowna-based artist Evan Berg, visitors will encounter scenes captured at street level in locations throughout Kelowna’s city centre. Using footage shot in…

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Fool’s Paradise

Jordan MacDonald September 19, 2022 to February 5, 2023 In Fool’s Paradise, artist Jordan MacDonald addresses timely environmental issues and highlights humanity’s repeated exploitation of nature. Visitors will encounter a living sculpture—a moss globe (symbolizing the promised land or paradise), suspended above a sculpted puddle of oil. The oil spreads…

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The Wishing Well

David & Jorden Doody October 11, 2022 to September 15, 2023 Kelowna-based artists David & Jorden Doody are known for their kaleidoscopic paintings and sculptural installations. For The Wishing Well, they have come together to create an experimental, site-specific installation that blurs the boundary between material and virtual space. Inspired…

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CHEAP !

Patrick Lundeen November 19, 2022 to January 29, 2023 CHEAP ! presents a new body of work by Kelowna-based artist Patrick Lundeen who combines sculpture, textiles, and sound to create a fully immersive experience that captures the artist’s absurdist aesthetic. Lundeen’s work, all made of recycled and found objects, explores…

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