Art gallery looks for its true 'place'
The Kamloops Art Gallery’s 2013 exhibition program will focus on people’s relationship to the land and what “place” means from various viewpoints.
The year opens on Friday, Jan. 18, with two shows — Western and Sonia Cornwall Roundup — that look at “place” through a decidedly Western viewpoint.
The exhibition continues to Saturday, March 23.
On Saturday, April 6, Weather Systems by Germaine Koh opens and shifts the perspective of “place” to systems in the environments — both natural and manmade — that surround us.
It continues to Saturday, June 15.
On Saturday, June 29, Beat National: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture comes to the gallery from the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The exhibition features artists who combine urban youth culture and aboriginal identity through a variety of media.
It continues to Saturday, Sept. 7.
In the Cube gallery, A Narrative Corpse opens on Friday, Jan. 18 and continues to Saturday, March 23.
It combines the comic-strip form of narrative with a surrealist concept about an exquisite corpse.
Artists from the region will be allowed to continue a chain story through the format that will be painted onto the walls of the Cube gallery.
Following it will be Place in Memory by Tara Bauer, which connects memories and place.
The Kamloops artist has interviewed people about their view on home and community, pinpointing important places to them, using that information to create her works.