Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection

August 24 to November 24, 2019


Ellen Vaughan Grayson, Cousen’s Bay, Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Valley, BC (detail), n.d., oil on canvas board, 24 x 30 in. Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. Gift of David and Carolyn Grayson, 1999.

Through Her Eyes traces a long history of landscape, and how ‘landscape’ has evolved into painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, the analogue and the digital. It highlights the particular vision that women artists bring to their environment, one that is filled with awe and appreciation as well as criticality, introspection and reflection. The exhibition focuses on women artists in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s collection and includes works ranging from the 1930s to the present. Much of the work is smaller scale and on paper rather than monumental and on canvas. While there are works that present large impactful vistas, many show micro rather than macrocosms, zeroing in on singular plants, patterns in the landscape, close up or partial portraits, and abstract or emotive compositions. Taken together the exhibition examines the particular perspectives and sensibilities that women artists bring to landscape.

Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection is guest curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, a freelance curator and writer based in Durham, Ontario.

Friday, August 23, 2019
5 to 6 pm | Curator Talk & Tour with Corinna Ghaznavi
6 to 8 pm | Opening Reception
This event is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.

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