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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The Street

October 29, 2022 to February 12, 2023 Drawn from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection, The Street presents thematic views of the urban street as a source of inspiration for artists and as a primary site for the enactment of culture. As the central space in which private and public…

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Kate and Molly

Wanda Lock June 20, 2022 to June 8, 2023 Satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) This installation features new paintings by Lake Country-based artist Wanda Lock. Spanning almost 40ft long and 8ft tall, this immersive work provides an underlying narrative that invites us to examine Lock’s characteristic painterly…

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Reflections: Responding to the Collection

Members Exhibition September 17, 2022 to January 15, 2023 “Good artists copy; great artists steal” This year, the Kelowna Art Gallery invited its members to take a deep dive into its Permanent Collection and choose one or several works of art as inspiration for their submission to the annual Members…

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Sensorineural

Kelsie Balehowsky May 30 to September 18, 2022 Sensorineural is a sculptural installation inspired by artist Kelsie Balehowsky’s son who was born with sensorineural hearing loss. This site-specific sculpture consists of a large-scale, representational model of the inner ear, vinyl that activates the glass window itself, and an interactive component…

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look don’t look

Barrie Jones July 23 to November 13, 2022 Barrie Jones, video stills from YOUNG ACTORS   EMOTE (details), 2018–2022. Photos courtesy of the artist. Barrie Jones is a Vancouver-based photo and video artist whose work is known for its focus on the human figure as a site of complex personal and…

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From Warhol to Banksy

May 21 to October 16, 2022 Treadgold/Bullock Gallery From Warhol to Banksy invites visitors to view works of art that define the Pop Art movement and highlights the careers of some of the art world’s most iconic figures. This exhibition features works by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann,…

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U·NIQUE

Art in Action 36 April 16 to September 11, 2022 Young artists from across School District 23 were invited to participate in the 36th annual Art in Action student exhibition. Our vision was for middle and high school students to self-reflect and uncover what makes them unique. Students were encouraged…

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Fluid States

Holly Ward April 23 to July 17, 2022 Fluid States is an exhibition of new work by interdisciplinary artist Holly Ward. This timely, thought-provoking project deploys a series of creative practices aimed towards developing a deeper understanding of water, and our connection to it. This installation is centered around a…

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as water does with the moon

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan  January 31 to May 27, 2022 The Glass Gallery Moozhan Ahmadzadegan, as water does with the moon, 2022, acrylic and phosphorescent pigment powder with acrylic medium on canvas   as water does with the moon is a narrative-based installation influenced by traditional Persian poetry and the art that often…

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README

Briar Craig January 29 to April 17, 2022 Briar Craig, Door Hinge (Punk Poet), 2014, ultra-violet screen print on paper, 40 x 28.25 in. Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. Gift of the artist, 2020. Photo: Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections.   README explores the frustration of misconception through a selection…

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