Exhibition Schedule 2018
March 2 – April 14, 2018
Alaska Variations was conceived as an “album” of performative sound and music compositions responding to the Alaskan landscape and elements within it. The scores combine scientific experimentation and observation with experimental sound and music practices and are a combination of instructional texts, standard notation, and graphic notation. The performances of these scores were captured as a series of audio/video recordings which when shown in combination with each other form a larger portrait of the landscape around Anchorage, Alaska.
Scientific research and data fuel the content of my artwork. I create pieces to raise awareness about interesting and important environmental topics. The key topic in my portfolio is Climate Change data: melting glaciers, rising sea level, threatened species. I hope to cover both positive and negative issues which depict the reality of our current ecosystem.
April 19 – May 26, 2018
East and West Galleries
Students of SD 20 and beyond, various artists
On May 11 – May 13, Selkirk College and Emily Carr University of Art and Design are hosting the River Arts Symposium: Reimagining the Columbia Across Borders. To complement the symposium, the Kootenay Gallery is organizing an exhibition of art from school students across District 20 and beyond. The students are creating visual and written art about the river that flows through their communities. Please come and support our youth in their response to the challenge that has been given to them.
June 1 – June 8
East and West Galleries
West Kootenay Camera Club Photo Salon
Photographic competition by members of the West Kootenay Camera Club
Join the Camera Club as they mount their annual photo show and competition. Local photographers enter their best work to receive feedback from professional adjudicators from the National Association of Photographic Arts. In its 21 year, this exhibition provides an opportunity for both professional and amateur photographers to present their recent photographic work in a professional gallery setting.
June 15 – July 28, 2018
Between the Trees
Nelson artist Carol Reynolds moved the hearts of her legions of West Kootenay fans this spring. Reynolds revealed in an interview with Bill Metcalfe of the Nelson Star that she is living with dementia. Despite her diagnoses, Reynolds continues to live a full and joyful life and paint in her artist studio. This show will be a survey of Reynolds’ art, including the work she has made recently.
Title to be announced
Sheldon Louis and Csetkwe Fortier
August 3 – September 17, 2018
Mapping Language is an exploration in to the development of visual language, investigating the first scribbles as a key to the development of consistent symbols. In this body of work I muse on the question of how much of the development of visual language is instinctual and potentially universal in nature and what aspects are molded by the individual artist. Through identifying the recurring marks, images and symbols that constitute my personal visual language that have been created over my last 20 years of art-making, a personal iconography that maps experience and place is created.
Glow wants to make visible what might otherwise not be. Glow evokes abyssal marine life, infra-red vision, X-rays and radiation therapies. It suggests another kind of vision, a stretching out of the visible spectrum. It speaks of the limits of vision, of perception and of knowledge. And it hints at realities that are not accessible if we choose not to see them.
September 21 – November 3
Like Cures Like
This show investigates the pandemic state of anxiety and its shadow of compassion that exists in our society. The project asks how do we meet the current state of global anxiety that is in and all around us? And hopes that in recognizing our own ambient anxieties we can then cultivate compassion for those most afflicted? The title came to me in a dream and relates to my experience of homeopathic healing practices. Can we find compassion to work with our collective madness?
Imagery of fossil forms, some as old as 3 billion years, examines the vast concept of geologic time. Paintings include detail of delicate yet resilient early life forms, those that survived several extinctions. Our own insignificance is implied.
November 9 – December 24
East & West Galleries
Christmas at the Gallery
This very popular exhibition and sale is a celebration of local and regional artists, craftspeople and collections. While providing artists with an opportunity to bring their work to the marketplace, this event attracts views and buyers from throughout the region. Christmas at the Gallery serves as an artists’ showcase and audience-building event.