Upcoming Exhibitions

Fall 2016

Get There From Here
Nicole Bauberger


September 22, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Nicole Bauberger, 2014, 18 km before Emerald Park, oil on panel.

The road plays a central role in the way we experience the landscape, especially as Canadians. It’s our commons: a common ground of culture, experience and use. Get There from Here is an exhibition of 221 one-foot-square oil paintings depicting the road and the landscape it travels through. Each painting was created on site at the roadside, depicting the road and the landscape every 50 kilometers from ms from it travels through every 50 km from East to West to North.

Inside the Outside
Deborah Morriss


September 22, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Deborah Morriss, Untitled, 2009, papier maché.

In this body of work Deborah Morriss has moved away from her training as a ceramist to explore the flexibility of working in papier maché. Morris’ biomorphic vessels are inspired by natural forms: plants, insects, marine life. These elemental objects evoke fossilized shells, insect husks, seed pods, as the artist has stated “interior spaces where perhaps something had lived and emerged from, or which had once housed internal organs… my aim is for each piece to resonate with its own personality, to convey a sense of having participated in a world independent of human interference.”

Architextiles
Pam Dangerfield, Gail Hunt, Nancy Riemersma, Lilly Thorn & Patt Wilson


September 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Gail Hunt, Elements of Construction METAL: The House Remembers Earth’s Crust, 2016, photo transfer, paint, dyes, cotton fabric and thread.

The structures and materials that provide the backdrop for our everyday lives create the context for all of our relationships, from the familial to the political. Five British Columbia textile artists come together in this exhibition to examine interpret architecture through the fiber arts. New work by Pam Dangerfield, Gail Hunt, Nancy Riemersma, Lilly Thorn & Patt Wilson addresses a variety of themes related to the built environment including the elements of construction, the nature of domesticity, and the materiality of our surroundings.

States of Matter
Ruth Beer


September 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Curated by George Harris

Ruth Beer, Oil Topography (detail), 2014. Jacquard woven tapestry, magnetic copper electrical wire, polyester cotton, 120”w x 82”h

Developed in collaboration with the Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, this exhibition presents the work of Vancouver artist Ruth Beer who uses sculpture, woven structures and video to address the interlaced relationships between extracted resources, such as oil and copper, and the environment and culture.
Copper is a culturally significant material for many BC First Nations, but it primarily viewed by Western cultures as a highly valued commodity. Oil is one of the most pervasive substances in our daily lives— powering economies, shaping political decisions, and fueling debates—yet it is largely invisible to us. Ruth Beer addresses the ambiguous material and conceptual properties of these substances through sculpture, video and fibre-based works. Tracing the movements of these substances from their subterranean origins to their environmental impacts, the artist tests the possibilities of beauty and vulgarity in the convergence of oil, soil, water and sky.

 

Migrations
Judith Currelly


September 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Judith Currelly, Calving Grounds, 2006, oil on wood panel, 60" x 120".

Judith Currelly has been painting for over 30 years and has developed a distinct style that is a vehicle for her ongoing exploration of the interrelated conditions, patterns and structures that occur between land, sky, water and lifeforms. Inspired by the stark and vast landscapes of Northern British Columbia and the Yukon, every aspect of her life — from homesteader to artist to bush pilot — is influenced by the land. Beyond the reminder of our absolute reliance on the environment for our survival, the artists’ work also prompts audiences to consider the intangible, spiritual qualities that connect humankind to our surroundings, and the importance of this to our collective well-being.