2016 Exhibitions

Dianne Clark: From Here

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March 4 – April 16, 2016

East Gallery

Dianne Clark: From Here
Artist: Dianne Clark Curator: Jane Ritchie

This established West Coast artist has developed her own indivdual style of drawing and painting that can best be described as experimental and unselfconscious. Clark’s exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the Kootenay landscape which while unfamiliar to the artist will be deeply familiar to many who will be viewing the paintings.

Uplifting

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West Gallery

Uplifting

Artist: Celeste Rode

Recognizing that to be an artist one must always be learning and exploring outside ones comfort zone, Rode applied for and received funding from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance to support the creation of a new body of work. The exhibition depicts the artist’s process of transforming an idea from a photograph to a color study and finally to a finished painting.

Young Visions 2016

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April 21 – May 28, 2016

Young Visions 2016
Artists: Students and Staff from School District 20

Paintings and sculptures created by Grade 8-12 Students & Teachers School District 20 from Stanley Humphries Secondary School, JL Crowe Secondary School, Rossland Summit School and the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre.

Camera Club Photo Salon 2016

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June 3 – June 11, 2016

West Kootenay Camera Club Photo Salon

Photographs by members of the West Kootenay Camera Club.

The annual Photo Salon, presented by the West Kootenay Camera Club, is part of the Kootenay Gallery’s ongoing community outreach program. In its 19th year, this exhibition provides an opportunity for both professional and amateur photographers to present their recent photographic work in a professional gallery setting. Participation in this four day exhibit is determined through an adjudication process carried out by adjudicators from the National Association of Photographic Arts.

IMBIBE: Vessels of Illumination

 

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June 17 – July 30, 2016

IMBIBE: Vessels of Illumination

Pamela Nagley Stevenson

Pamela Nagely Stevenson’s full time art practice began with completing a ceramics degree at the University of Hawaii. She has continued to study and explore the intricacies of her craft in her Slocan Valley studio. After completing a year of historical research, Stevenson has created 108 hand-made ceramic drinking vessels which were fired in a traditional wood burning kiln. Each vessel was designed to interpret cultural archetypes, and illuminate a shared visual language of historical cup forms.

 

Soldier of Life

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June 17 – July 30, 2016

Soldier of Life

Denis Kleine

Denis Kleine, a highly competent stone and bronze sculptor, has been a significant contributor to the cultural fabric of this region for over 30 years.

The installation, Soldier of Life, incorporates the use of glass with bronze in order to create life-size helmets each representing one of the seven major chakras of the human body. The exhibition is a result of Kleine’s exploration of a medium that is new to his art practice as well as his personal exploration of a complex spiritual practice.

Continuous

August 5 – September 17, 2016

Continuous

Monique Martin

Continuous by Saskatoon artist, Monique Martin consists of a series of large floor-to-ceiling linocut prints along with a sound and smell aspect throughout the gallery space, that, according to the artist, give visitors, “a sense of what the inside of a hive looks like, and feels like, as well as to understand the delicate nature of what happens in a hive as it relates to the interactions of humans.” If the name Monique Martin sounds familiar, she is one of the artists featured in Castlegar Sculpturewalk this year. Slow Emergency, located at Columbia Ave. and 4th Street, is thematically-related to Continuous and you may wish to view both with this context in mind.

A part from Nature

August 5 – September 17, 2016

A part from Nature

Erica Konrad

A part from Nature includes monotypes, paintings, photographs and free standing sculptures, all processed with encaustic. Encaustic is created from heated beeswax and damar resin with colour pigments added.

Building the World We Want

September 23 – November 5, 2016

Building the World We Want

Amy Bohigian, Kari Burk, Julie Castonguay, Genevieve Gagnon, Patricia Gilhuly, Tanya Pixie Johnson, Ian Johnston, Tsuneko Kokubo, George Koochin, Judy Wapp

The Mir Centre at Selkirk College hosted an international Peace & Justice Studies conference in September 2016 entitled “Obstructing the Old or Constructing the New? Embracing the Tension to Build the World We Want.” In response to the conference theme, the Kootenay Gallery of Art has created an exhibition, “Building the World We Want: Kootenay Traditions, Kootenay Visions,” that ran at the gallery with that context in mind. The work included paintings, animation, sculpture, light boxes and participatory art