PAST EXHIBITIONS

David and Jorden Doody

Electric Sleep

Oct 8 - Dec 22

David and Jorden Doody work collaboratively and create sculptural installations, which often are difficult to decode or get a hint of what the narrative might be. Their sculptural practice's basic premise is to contrast the three-dimensional space we inhabit with the virtual reality apprehended on a screen.​

The works they create are more accessible through examining the contextual underpinning of various interesting juxtapositions of sculptural elements. When viewing or experiencing the Doodys’ work, one inevitably ponders the materials and their use as they are varied and often inconsistent with the objects’ re-purposed signifiers.

Kelsey Stephenson

flux

July 23 - Sept 30

Kelsey Stephenson is an Edmonton-based artist and educator who is focused on multi-disciplinary printmaking. Stephenson creates an environment for a viewer to navigate through instead of looking at individual smaller scale pieces. Despite the fact that Stephenson's exhibition titled flux is presented as one continuous image, a landscape, it was digitally composed into a photomontage from many different photographs that she collected from several different locations. While the composed image reference landscape forms and rivers, the main focus of Stephenson's narrative is to bring to our attention the changing nature of the natural world and it's elements.    

SD #22 Elementary Students

Art From the Heart

March 12 - April 13

Art from the Heart is the annual exhibition by elementary students from School District #22. Their artwork delights viewers with their creations, under the guidance of their art teachers.

Mat Glenn

Fear Frequency

January 9 - March 4, 2020

Mat Glenn is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s fine arts program and specializes in sculpture, installation, printmaking and digital media. In his current exhibition, Fear Frequency he uses the technique of sculpture with a digital media component to explore the idea of human and non-human “hybridity”. He shows that the human body not only coexists with the world and synthetic materials, but the two are connected. He removes the boundary between human and non-human with his sculptures of disfigured bodies with non-human like qualities; “These bodies illustrate unstable but inherent hybridity of human experience.”

Members' Exhibition

Exposed!

Nov 5 - Dec 22

Exposed! is the VPAG’s annual gallery members’ exhibition, which provides exhibition opportunities to established artists and those working outside the mainstream of artistic production. The exhibiting artists show various studio practice approaches, including figurative, landscape, still life, and abstract subject matter, producing artwork that includes oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings, prints, drawings, and photography.

Christine Kashuba

Full Spectrum

July 23 - Sept 30

Christine Kashuba's introduction to cyanotypes began in 2009 by creating works related to the effect that the pine beetle was having on the forest industry. Cyanotypes combined Kashuba's love of drawing, painting, photography and printmaking. Kashuba experiments with exposure time and different layers of shadow to cerate depth in her work. The result is an exploration of botanical subject matter through cyanotypes. 

Wanda Lock

The Year We Disappeared

January 9 - March 4, 2020

Wanda Lock, confidently transitions between painting and drawing, often combining the two mediums. her works are inspired by everyday objects, typically things found 'around the house'. Interiors, small animals and insects are familiar subjects in her pieces. Although she focuses on simple and mundane objects, her paintings and drawings appear far from lifelike; more symbolic renderings, than realistic. her exhibition, The Year We Disappeared, continues her focus on small, everyday occurrences and 'things', through works varying in size and method. This exhibition looks into Wanda's own experiences. Its "about books read, movies seen and stories told. it's about conversations had over morning coffee, late-night studio visits, and brief encounters with those who slip in and out of our lives. The Year We Disappeared is about the summer I turned 50."

KAMA?

MMIW

January 9 - March 4, 2020

Kama? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective is a diverse group of First Nations artists working in a variety of media ranging from traditional to contemporary. The group addresses various issues concerning cultural, political, and historic topics including the contemporary subject of cultural identity. The 2020 exhibition titled MMIW addresses the important themes surrounding the poignant circumstances in cases of murdered and missing indigenous women.

Printmaking at UBCO

The Repeatable Image

Oct 8 - Dec 22

This exhibition consists of several prints created by students pursuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UBC Okanagan. Some prints have been produced by traditional methods, including relief prints, intaglio, and lithography. Screenprinting is a popular method used by the students, including ultraviolet light screenprinting, which uses non-toxic materials to produce highly detailed prints.​

The Repeatable Image features various subject matter, which includes the questions surrounding the landscape and environmental stewardship, the human condition, and the exploration of formal abstract structures.

Bryan Ryley

Morning Briefing

March 12 - May 13

Bryan Ryley is a Vernon based artist whose work moves back and forth between three media - painting, drawing and collage. Morning Briefing is a series of paintings constructed around emotional responses to the social climate of late 2018 and early 2019. They are really gestalts of feelings and forms, gatherings of emotions and structures, physical weights and surfaces that have been personally felt, driven by the social and political climate of these times.
The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to the opening reception of Morning Briefing on March 12th from 6-8 PM. The artist will be in attendance. Enjoy the new exhibition, drinks, appetizers and music. 

Heather Passmore

Roman Charity

January 9 - March 4, 2020

Heather Passmore, often chooses discarded and historically valued materials for her artwork. From outdated milk, to a used mattress, to hand written sheet music, her unconventional materials bring another dimension to her pieces. She continues this technique in her exhibition Roman Charity, that explores the societal discomfort surrounding breastfeeding. For the pieces in this collection, she uses her own paint which she makes from cow’s milk and expired breast milk, The series includes three large self (effaced) portraits on fabric depicting the last time Passmore nursed her daughter, and images of mothers covering their faces instead of their breasts while breastfeeding. The images are based on photographs that circulated on social media in protest to admonishment that mothers should cover up while nursing in public.