Current Exhibitions


textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett

The Great Hall
April 17, 2014 - June 29, 2014

bill bissett, breath box, 1969, assemblage. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund, VAG 86.6. Photo: Vancouver Art Gallery, Rachel Topham.

textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett is a survey of bill bissett’s art practice from assemblages and constructions, paintings, drawings and hand-made books to archival papers including letters and “small press” ephemera. The exhibition will be the second major exhibition of bill bissett’s work and the first exhaustive retrospective of work.  bill bissett is recognized internationally as one of Canada’s most innovative and experimental artists.


All That Is Solid
Simone Jones

The Great Hall
April 17, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Simone Jones, All That is Solid, 2010, Projection/installation.

All That Is Solid is a 32-foot long animated projection that joins black and white photographs and supersaturated colour geometric shapes. All That is Solid combines the space of illusion and realism within the context of the gallery space to reveal methods of reproduction and the impact they have on the viewer. Simone Jones is a Toronto-based artist has been investigating the artistic application of robotics and technology for over two decades.

Organized and circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in collaboration with Rodman Hall Art Centre, Thames Art Gallrey and The Reach Gallery Museum.


History through the Lens of Leonard Frank
Leonard Frank

The Great Hall
April 17, 2014 - June 29, 2014

The Reach P1363

History Through the Lens of Leonard Frank provides a unique opportunity to look into the past to explore Abbotsford’s industrial beginnings:  logging, an industry that had a lasting impact on virtually every community in BC, and was particularly significant in Abbotsford; the Clayburn Company, responsible for BC’s first company town and Abbotsford’s next largest economic driver and the drainage of Sumas Lake that began the shift from industry to agriculture.

Leonard Frank was a well-known professional photographer in British Columbia. He was born in Germany and first moved to San Francisco before travelling to Alberni, B.C., to work in the mining industry. He began his photography interest there. In 1916, he moved to Vancouver and began to work as a photographer.

The exhibition combines the resources of the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC with The Reach photo collection.


Fraser Valley Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists Presents
Juried Exhibition

The Grotto
April 17, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Audrey Bakewell, Approaching, 11×14″, Watercolour

1st Place: Audrey Bakewell, Approaching, 11×14″, Watercolour

2nd Place: Janis Eaglesham Reclining Nude, 18×24″, Oil

3rd Place: Shirley Felgner Orange Lily, 30×24″, Watercolour

Award of Excellence: Bev Biddulph Autumn, 11×14″, Watercolour

Award of Excellence: Bente Hansen Memory, 20×30″, Oil

Award of Excellence: Deborah Strong Song of the Tropics-Mockingbird, 14×7″, Coloured Pencil