What’s happening at The Kelowna Art Gallery?
Through Her Eyes (August 24, 2019– November 17, 2019)
This selection of work was selected from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection by freelance curator and writer Corinna Ghaznavi, based in Durham, Ontario. The exhibition focuses on landscape and how it has evolved into a variety of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. With an emphasis on women artists in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection, it includes work between the 1930s and the present day.
Daphne Odjig 100 (September 14, 2019– January 5, 2020)
This exhibition is a celebration of the works of the late Daphne Odjig. The collection opened on what would have been her 100th birthday. Often called the “grandmother of Canadian Indigenous art,” Odjig was known for her paintings which feature fluid forms with vibrant colour. Born in Ontario, Odjig called Kelowna home during the last portion of her life. This special collection of work is a celebration of her life and career as one of Canada’s most prolific artists.
Artists Among Us: Celebrating the Circle (September 21, 2019– November 3, 2019)
Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association, this annual exhibition looks to celebrate recovery and wellness for people who have experienced challenges regarding their mental health. This year’s exhibition is the 15th iteration of Artists Among Us and it focuses on how the circle represents different aspects of a mental health journey. The works exhibited in this collection were created by artists from The ArtWorks Studio, the Kelowna branch of one of the many the Canadian Mental Health Association’s wellness programs.
Water Travels a Cycle (March 13, 2019 – January, 2020)
This installation is currently on display at the Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport. Using a combination of linear forms and vibrant colours, David Wilson creates circular compositions, inspired from his Okanagan First Nations heritage. Originally born and raised in Vernon, David Wilson draws inspiration from his connection to the Okanagan Nation by exploring traditional narratives and authentic pictographs found on sites in the Okanagan region.
Check out all these collections at The Kelowna Art Gallery right now. For more information visit the exhibitions link on their website.