Gallery Archive

  • Imbibe: Vessels of Illumination

Imbibe: Vessels of Illumination

Pamela Nagley Stevenson

July 15 - September 9, 2017

Imbibe: Vessels of Illumination is a celebratory installation of 108 ceramic drinking vessels, hand-made throughout one year of historical research and studio exploration, and completed with one traditional wood-kiln firing. The numeral 108 is significant in many sacred traditions. Each …

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  • Landlocked

Landlocked

Tiki Mulvihill

July 15 - September 9, 2017

Since initial graduation (BFA, MA University of Idaho) the ‘reluctant nomad’, Tiki Mulvihill, continually alternated between rural and urban communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Constant transience activated her art-making strategies requiring commitment, ingenuity and a strong dose of self-motivation …

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  • Arctic Sojourn

Arctic Sojourn

Nicola Tibbetts

July 15 - September 9, 2017

Last winter I became one of the many short-term inhabitants of Nunavut. The landscapes were unexpectedly and inspiringly beautiful. I found the complexities of northern life, the cold, and the utilitarian buildings very intriguing. I began a series of paintings …

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  • Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Boundary Artists

April 22-May 5, 2017

If you are interested in submitting your artwork please fill out the Registration Form provided: Registration Form, follow the instructions, your artwork must be in by April 11-13, closed Good Friday the 14th, open Saturday the 15th. Thank You The …

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  • Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines

Syrian Artists

May 13- July 8, 2017

When I started to plan this exhibition over two years ago, I could not have imagined the relevance this exhibition of artworks by 19 contemporary Syrian artists would have had to our community today. Back then Syria for many was …

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  • Grounded

Grounded

Debra Rushfeldt

February 11 - April 8, 2017

ARTIST STATEMENT BY DEBRA RUSHFELDT This exhibition of drawings explores the subject of being grounded.  I explore, by examining the ground of ordinary objects, that which allows us to move outside the ordinary.  I focus on visualizing weight, repetition and …

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  • Ohcistikosiwak: The Spruce Tree Provides Shelter from Rain

Ohcistikosiwak: The Spruce Tree Provides Shelter from Rain

Jason Baerg

February 4 - April 8, 2016

 Jason Baerg Artist Statement: Ohcistikosiwak is a suite of works created for the developing Oskâyi Askîy series. Oskâyi Askîy, which means The New World in Cree, explores themes of human survivance, engaged by Anishinaabe cultural theorist Gerald Vizenor as he …

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  • Mixed Berries

Mixed Berries

Bracken Hanuse Corlett & Amanda Strong

September 7 - November 19, 2016

“We come from backgrounds that span many territories, both Indigenous and European. This mixing has an innate yet perhaps unquantifiable impact on the work we do. Mixed berries, mixed medicine, mixed paint, process and practice.” -Bracken Hanuse Corlett and Amanda …

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  • Turning Over

Turning Over

David Milton

September 10 - November 19, 2016

The invitation to do this exhibition, coming, as it did, while I was contemplating retiring from wood turning endeavours (at age seventy-seven), allows me to welcome you to my final exhibition hoping that you will be as enamored by the …

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  • Tiptoe Through Nature

Tiptoe Through Nature

The Grand Forks Quilt Connection

May 14 - August 27, 2016

Allow yourself to tiptoe though ‘nature’, from forests and meadows, to gardens large and small.  Don’t step on the tiny wildflowers.  Take a moment in contemplation and awe of vistas large and little.  Sneak up on bighorn sheep, deer, marmots, …

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  • Regeneration

Regeneration

Tsuneko Kokubo

May 14 - August 13, 2016

My approach to art is largely emotional rather than intellectual, intuitive rather than conceptual, personal rather than social. This approach, as well as the visual references to impressionism, may not be fashionable. I do not normally delve into oppression, war, …

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  • 17th Annual Boundary Showcase of the Arts

17th Annual Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Boundary Artists

April 15 - 30, 2016

Seventeenth BC Arts & Culture Week April 15- April 30, 2016 Spring is here and so is the BC Arts & Culture Week sponsored by the Boundary District Arts Council and gallery 2. We are proud to host the 17th …

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  • Local(I)ty 2

Local(I)ty 2

Curiston, Widmer, Feist

February 6 - April 2, 2016

In 2013 I wrote Local(i)ty as an account of the current cultural production of three artists, who live in centres outside the mainstream cities of Canada. The original essay aimed to articulate the differences of small versus large centres within …

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  • Shunga (Pictures of Spring)

Shunga (Pictures of Spring)

Noboru Sawai

February 6 - April 2, 2016

Gallery 2 will be hosting an exhibition of works from the long career of Japanese Canadian artist Noboru Sawai. Sawai has devoted his printmaking practice to making sensuous, erotic art since the 1970s. Sawai obtained a BFA and an MFA …

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  • A Call for Justice - Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress

A Call for Justice - Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC)

March - June 2016

Gallery 2 is pleased to be presenting a new travelling exhibit from The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC), A Call for Justice – Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) inspired by the 25th Anniversary of the signing of …

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  • Au coeur de la maison Salon

Au coeur de la maison Salon

G2 Art Rental Artists

December 2, 2015 - December 24, 2015

The walls of the Richard and Beverley Reid gallery are adorned with amazing artwork from the Gallery 2 Art Rental/Sales Program, Artists from the Boundary as well as throughout BC are being showcased. What an amazing exhibit, with more than116 pieces …

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  • underwritten

underwritten

Susan Andrews Grace

August 22 - November 14, 2015

Underwritten contemplates the language of earth’s beauty. As earthlings we humans have things upside down. When we think of the sacred we look up. Earth underwrites flesh and a more-than-human-dream we share with a cloud and the archetypal worm (earthworm, …

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  • studio watch

studio watch

Sonja Gartner

August 22 - November 14, 2015

I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for 8 years. My exploration has taken me deep into the spiritual aspect of Mandalas as well as the complexities of op-art and geometric art. There is something inherently satisfying and …

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  • billy jacking

billy jacking

Jordan Bennett

August 26 - November 2015

Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq heritage from Stephenville Crossing Newfoundland.  Jordan has shown extensively in Canada and abroad, in venues such as The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, NY; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa …

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  • the ephemeral landscape

the ephemeral landscape

Richard Reid

May 30 - August 15, 2015

At art school, Richard Reid began his work primarily as a printmaker exploring the various qualities of intaglio printing, (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, etc).  With the prints, the essence of his work had clear ‘painterly’ attributes.  After art school, he …

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  • Between Subject and Object

Between Subject and Object

Leah Weinstein

May 30 - August 15, 2015

Using everyday objects and materials to create sculpture, textiles and performance, my artistic practice investigates ​relationships between individuals and collectives, self and other, inward and outward spaces. Drawing on strategies found in both art and design, my work hovers between …

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  • Fields, Forest & Flowers

Fields, Forest & Flowers

Zshu Zshu Mark

May 30 - August 15, 2015

Zshu-Zshu Mark has had many exhibits in Canada and internationally with works in various private and public collections throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada. She is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Langara College …

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  • Rembrandt's Attic

Rembrandt's Attic

Canadian Artists

May 9 - May 23, 2015

More than 36 pieces of Canadian artwork have been donated toward Rembrandt’s Attic V. This Gallery 2 art raffle fundraiser is a great way to acquire an original piece of artwork for your personal collection while supporting Canadian artists and …

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  • Tom Thomson and The Grey Canoe

Tom Thomson and The Grey Canoe

Tom Thomson

May 9 - November 15, 2015

Everything he produced grew out of his experience, and he painted himself into it all. Lismer to J.M. MacCallum, 21 July 1917, private collection.   It has been almost 100 years since Tom Thomson’s death. During that time he has …

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  • Main Street, at the Heart of the Community

Main Street, at the Heart of the Community

Nora Curiston, Maureen Shields, Sandy MacKelir, Judith Lloyd

February 17 - March 14, 2015

Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre: The theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia is Main Street: At The Heart of the Community. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust. …

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  • Days of Augusta

Days of Augusta

Robert Keziere

January 17 - March 14, 2015

Robert Keziere is one of Vancouver’s lesser known photographers. While his may not be a household name you may have seen his work documenting the social and cultural growth of Vancouver since the 1970’s in his role as chief photographer …

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  • Works on Paper

Works on Paper

Jack Shadbolt - 1909-1998

January 17 - April 18, 2015

Jack Shadbolt (1909 – 1998) is one of Canada’s most important artists. He is known for his paintings and murals that draw from his personal experiences and from the social and political conflicts that have taken place in British Columbia …

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  • A Sociological Sensiblity

A Sociological Sensiblity

William Featherston - 1927 - 2009 :

January 17 - April 18, 2015

In her obituary of Featherston in the Globe and Mail Sandra Martin wrote, “ Politically engaged – enraged might be more accurate – artist Bill Featherston didn’t believe in subliminal messages. William Lorne Featherston, who was born in Toronto in …

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  • by-product

by-product

Brent Bukowski

September 27 - November 15, 2014

Call and Response: Selected works from A Piece of the Pie & Blunt Force Illumination. Brent Bukowski works with found objects— primarily metal and glass. His compositions are inspired by the observation of global patterns from the perspective of a simple …

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  • Resume

Resume

Brian Roche

September 27 - November 15, 2014

ARTIST BIO It all started when my mum read my kindergarten report card to me at the age of 5. ” Brian shows a strong interest in art.” – is what the teacher wrote. So this is what i am, …

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  • Studio Watch

Studio Watch

Jan Trerise

September 27 - November 15, 2014

I have lived in the Boundary region of British Columbia for the past 34 years, nineteen in Midway and now the past fifteen in Grand Forks. Pottery and bent willow furniture were the beginnings of my artistic journey, but now I primarily enjoy …

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  • Murmuration

Murmuration

Joanne Circle

July 19 - September 20, 2014

Artist Statement The dance of MURMURATION manifests celestial breath, and it is the breath that leads us to places. Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of birds spontaneously come together in flight creating an ephemeral form that soon breathes into another …

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  • A Photographer’s Eye

A Photographer’s Eye

Bob Morton

July 19 - September 20, 2014

Photographer’s Statement: This show is a photographic mural of landscapes and architecture. It is more than a collection of photographs; it is a series of stories. In addition to the pictorial content, I have provided a few snippets of text …

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  • Boundaries

Boundaries

Leora Gesser

July 19 - September 20, 2014

Artist Statement: Environmental scientists, like Forman and Moore (1992) have been studying boundaries in landscapes for many years. “Boundaries are often the most conspicuous features on land, yet our understanding of boundaries depends largely on how we perceive land. Does …

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  • Studio Watch

Studio Watch

Heather Hollingsworth

June 21 - July 12, 2014

Westbridge resident Heather Hollingsworth describes herself as a mostly self-taught artist. She participated in the Graphic Design and Communications Program at Fraser Valley College in Abbotsford in 1983 as well as attending an Aerial Perspective Workshop with Jerry Markham in …

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  • Relics of Prester John

Relics of Prester John

Brian Grison

May 23 - July 12, 2014

Prester John is the threatening anti-hero ‘other’ in the boys’ adventure novel, Prester John, written by the English author, John Buchan, in 1910. I read the book when I was about twelve years old. Until the mid 1970s I did …

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  • Before There Was Light

Before There Was Light

Peter Morin

May 23 - July 12, 2014

This installation by Peter Morin is based on the Tahlatan story on what the world was like before the coming of light when mountain goats lived in valleys and fish roamed the land. This exhibition will be a continuation of …

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  • Studio Watch

Studio Watch

Anne Dahl

May 17 - June 14, 2014

In my art journey at the present time I enjoy working on the development and expression of my art using conté pastels that blend colours beautifully like a painting as I focus on drawing my detailed landscapes. My Art Journey: …

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  • 16th Annual BC Arts & Culture Week

16th Annual BC Arts & Culture Week

Boundary Artists

April 21 - May 2, 2015

Sixteenth BC Arts & Culture Week April 21- May 2, 2015 Spring is here and so is the BC Arts & Culture Week sponsored by the Boundary District Arts Council and gallery 2. We are proud to host the 16th …

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  • Abandoning Paradise

Abandoning Paradise

Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett

January 18 -April 19, 2014

Abandoning Paradise is as much about the role of artists and function of art in relation to political and environmental concerns as it is about the act of recording the landscape. Penticton artist Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett of Winlaw …

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  • Foolmakers in the Setting Sun

Foolmakers in the Setting Sun

Marianne Nicolson

February 8 to April 19, 2014

Ni’nułamgila le’e Banistida `Tłisala  (Foolmakers in the Setting Sun) (Kwak’wala with English Translation courtesy Gloria Nicolson and Beverly Lagis) This work is composed of a glass wall made in the form of dan`tsikw (powerboards) that during Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonials are brought …

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  • Toys Were Us

Toys Were Us

Nora Curiston

February 8 to September 2014

The pine needles have been vacuumed from the rug, the decorations lovingly repacked for another year and egg nog and fruitcake have disappeared from the grocery store shelves, but we all hope that the toys our children received from Santa …

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  • Inscapes, Escapes & Landscapes

Inscapes, Escapes & Landscapes

Peter Velisek

October 26 - December 22, 2013

At times I have a difficult time to come up with a title of the painting. What I am comfortable with is to state the obvious: Girl in Purple Stockings, Old Croft by the Sea, Flies. The painting itself, the …

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  • Conversations with Nature

Conversations with Nature

Janet Dwyer

October 26 - December 22, 2013

My work is inspired by the infinite variety and exact structures found in the natural world of animal, mineral and vegetable.  Organic materials such as plants, feathers, bones, ice, and live insects find their way into my compositions, becoming part …

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  • Hanging By A Thread

Hanging By A Thread

Beverley Reid

August 3 - October 19, 2013

Beverley Reid has been making artwork for more than five decades. Following her graduation from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1956 she worked in Vancouver and England as a display designer for many retailers and television. Subsequent …

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  • Intersections: Full Circle Art Collective

Intersections: Full Circle Art Collective

Julie McIntyre, Hannamari Jalovaara, Jocelyn Barrable-Segal, Rina Pita, Heather Aston, Milos Jones, Wendy Morosoff Smith, Brigitte Potter-Mael

May 11 - July 27, 2013

Intersections; a place where encounters happen and discoveries are made. Despite the diversity of imagery, subject matter, methodology and technique used by the artists of the Full Circle Art Collective, a remarkable cross-over of shared themes and iconographies is made …

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  • Understory  Overstory

Understory Overstory

Sandra Semchuk/James Nicholas

May 11 - July 27, 2013

This exhibition by photographer Sandra Semchuk and the late, writer/performer, James Nicholas is in collaboration with Tahlatan installation and performance artist Peter Morin as guest curator. Peter first exhibited Semchuk and Nicholas’ photographs and text while curator-in-residence for the Open …

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  • Studio Watch

Studio Watch

Bev Harcus

June 29 - July 27, 2013

My works are an exploration in colour and illusion. I am always in awe of nature and how so many living things depend on colour and illusion. If you look closely at many of my paintings, you will see little …

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  • Arts & Culture Week

Arts & Culture Week

Boundary Artists

April 22 - May 4, 2013

Arts and Culture Week is a volunteer driven production of the Boundary District Arts Council. It’s precursor, ‘Spring Thing Events’, a production of the Grand Forks Area Arts Council ran from 1976 thru 1991. ‘Spring Thing Events’ offered displays of …

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  • Studio Watch
 RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN

Studio Watch RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN

Nora Curiston

May 11 - June 26, 2013

Exhibition Title:  ‘RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN’ Artist:  Nora Curiston This exhibition is a remounting of four pieces originally created as part of a show called ‘Colour:Light’, at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo. ‘EXAMINING RED’started out as a study of ‘red’, …

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  • The 70's

The 70's

Nora Curiston

April 22, 2013 through to September 2013

“If you remember the 70’s. You weren’t REALLY there.” Earlier this year, the gallery 2 Heritage Committee decided to concentrate on specific “decade“ themes for our East Heritage Gallery. We wished to create an exhibit that was relevant to an …

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  • Sail

Sail

Bettina Matzkuhn

January 19 to April 17, 2013

“I am interested in textile as a language of visual narrative. Textiles have a long history of inscribing social and personal stories. My work is a part of this continuum. My practice focuses on embroidery, fabric collage and surface design. …

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  • Riverspines

Riverspines

Tanya Pixie Johnson

January 19 to April 17, 2013

Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media installations explore the natural environment and our physiological and spiritual relationship to it. The vertical symmetry immediately evokes references to the human spine and nervous system, less obvious is the allusion to rivers and water. …

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  • William Jefferson Carpenter

William Jefferson Carpenter

William Jefferson Carpenter (1861 - 1925)

January 19 to March 30, 2013

We are so accustomed to historical photographic images that we tend to take them for granted and few of us give thought or recognition to the men (and women) who captured the images. As a matter of fact such small …

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  • Slow Movement: a cultural reversal

Slow Movement: a cultural reversal

Ingrid McMillan

September 8 to December 15, 2012

A hundred years ago the Futurists celebrated speed and our technological triumph over nature. Today there is much concern about how people are adversely affected by this conquest. On one hand, scientists predict a trans-human existence where we can order …

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  • Impinge

Impinge

Robin Dupont

September 8 to December 15, 2012

The work in this show is an investigation of two mutually dependant concepts; form and surface and how they relate to each other. Specifically I am interested in soda firing’s tendency to record the path of the flame. The work …

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  • Studio Watch: Shirley MacLean

Studio Watch: Shirley MacLean

Shirley MacLean

September 8 to October 27, 2012

Shirley MacLean has been making art since graduating with honours in design from the Vancouver School of Art in 1952. She free lanced creating window displays in Vancouver for the Bay, Eatons, and Woodwards and it was during this time …

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  • Illuminating Peace

Illuminating Peace

Amy Loewan

June 9 to September 1, 2012

Amy Loewan’s artistic practice centres on creating work as a vehicle for personal transformation and promoting human understanding. She is dedicated to peace building and her career as a visual artist provides her with an avenue to carry out that …

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  • Too Still to Move

Too Still to Move

Vivi Harder

June 9 to September 1, 2012

This selection of paintings by Nelson artist Vivi Harder was curated by Helen Sebelius and exhibited at the Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar in the fall of 2011. There are many things in the world that are designed to accelerate how we …

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  • LANGUAGE OF DRAWING

LANGUAGE OF DRAWING

Brigitte Debois, Guy Hobbs, George Koochin, Heather MacAskill, Debra Rushfeldt, Carl Schlichting, Chuck Stake aka Don Mabie, Deb Thompson, Wendy Toogood, Peter Vilesik

May 5 to June 2, 2012

LANGUAGE OF DRAWING “Drawing turns the creative mind to expose its workings. Drawing discloses the heart of visual thought, coalesces spirit and perception, conjures imagination; drawing is an act of meditations, an exorcism of disorder, a courting of artistic ideas; …

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  • Studio Watch

Studio Watch

Steve Howard

May 5 to June 2, 2012

I am witness to and participant in the evolution of the Human experience. My experiences and that of the collective are connected through time and space by Web; strong yet delicate, weaving together the richly textured story of life, flowing …

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  • The Year 1912

The Year 1912

Most people would be hard-pressed to name a handful of significant events occurring in 1912, with the possible exception of the Titanic disaster. Yet the year was an important one, for the world, for Canada, for British Columbia and the …

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  • Precaution

Precaution

Florence Debeugny

November 5 to January 28, 2012

It was while photographing an abandoned shipyard a few years ago that I first noticed CAUTION printed on yellow plastic tape. Once the omnipresence of CAUTION became evident to me, I documented entire lives of the CAUTION signs adorning Vancouver …

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  • Faces of Nature

Faces of Nature

Ted Diakow

November 5 to January 28, 2012

After completing four years of Art School in Calgary Then winning the “All Alberta Show” in painting, I was not to paint again. With this show, I have gone Back to my first love. I let the space of the …

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  • Implied Narratives

Implied Narratives

Lisa Rezansoff

February 4 to April 14, 2012

My studio practice is inspired by memories of the mountain landscape where I grew up, and by the immediate and sensual circumstance of mark-making. I am interested in the communicative properties of line, in what happens when I trust my …

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  • Nocturnes

Nocturnes

Carin Covin

February 4 to April 14, 2012

For we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, the way shattered pieces of glass in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are songlike in their refrains and rhymes, making up a single …

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  • Connections Materialized

Connections Materialized

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College Faculty and Staff

August 13 to October 29, 2011

CONNECTIONS MATERIALIZED the act of making as connective “…. things men have made with wakened hands and put soft light into, are awake through years of transferred touch ….” DH Lawrence, English poet CONNECTIONS MATERIALIZED – the act of making …

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  • Pendulum<br /> 
Pendula

Pendulum
Pendula

John Hall and Alexandra Haeseker

January 22 to April 9, 2011

Generally classified as photo-realism, John Hall’s trademark still-lifes offer viewers intense attention to detail and heightened colour. These paintings of every day objects, often mass-produced from plastic, glass or tin are reminiscent of seventeenth century Dutch…following Hall’s interests from Canadian kitsch, to Mexican culture, to the Okanagan Valley.

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