March 9 to June 16, 2019
Jane Everett, Understory (detail), in studio, 2018, charcoal on drafting film.
Understory is an immersive mixed media installation that evokes the feeling of standing amongst the grand forests of the British Columbian interior. The installation includes large-scale charcoal drawings of Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa, and Douglas Fir trees. The works sway slightly in response to air currents in the gallery, giving patrons the experience that they are beneath the boughs of these monstrous, seemingly ageless trees. Despite the forest’s vast size, notions of our incursions upon nature—hydroelectric lines, communication towers and the effects of invasive species like the pine beetle—seep into the drawings, hinting at the fragility of the wilderness in the wake of our outsized impact.
Jane Everett has lived in Kelowna since 1991. She is originally from Winnipeg, where she grew up. In 1979 Everett received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Friday, March 8, 6 to 8 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.
Artist Talk: Jane Everett
Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7 pm