UBCO BFA Graduates May 23 - July 13

Emergence Opening Reception 2018

The exhibition Emergence features works of eight artists who have completed their studies at UBC Okanagan’s BFA program in 2019. This exhibition exemplifies various approaches to research and studio practice and asserts an active hands-on attitude while creating their work. This exhibition also includes video and photography asserting the presence of digital technologies that are used in the contemporary means of artistic production.

For the most part, the works in the exhibition were hand-made and as such carry strong associative elements. The works communicate ideas based on human experience and existence, our apprehension of physical and psychological spaces, but the conceptual strategies used by these artists also highlight the materiality of an art object. The exhibitions Strangely Familiar (2019 UBC Okanagan BFA Graduation Exhibition) and Emergence mark the end and the beginning of the young artists’ journeys into the realm of individual creativity, critical thinking and an active studio practice.

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at VPAG

The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Emergence by UBCO BFA Graduates, Before the Sun Goes Down by Todd Schulz,  I Learned I Wasn’t Seeing Clearly by Gary Dewhurst, and Through Our Eyes… by Teen Junction at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of contemporary art, music, appies, beer, wine and punch. Admission is by donation.




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