The following shows are currently on exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery in our main Canfor galleries. Visit Two Rivers Gallery to view these great exhibitions before they close! Check out the exhibits in our Rustad Galleria as well.
July 22 - October 9, 2016
Eileen Murray, Reflections, 2012. Oil on canvas.
Eileen Murray’s large scale paintings address issues around ostentation and consumerism. Murray’s relatively loose approach to painting results in images that present her subject matter as organic without rigid borders. Consequently the lavishly decorated interiors she paints, rich with chandeliers, rugs and other details, appear almost infected, creeping into each other to convey the impression of something virulent and out of control. Murray’s paintings baroque and bodily confront the spectacle of consumer culture and material excess.
July 22 - October 9, 2016
Ian Johnson, The Chamber, 2012—13. Ripstop nylon, electronic components, salvaged materials, halogen lights, sound.
Ian Johnston, an artist from Nelson, BC, is interested in the disconnect between the choices we make when we consume and the unknown consequences of those actions. He draws attention to this by focusing on the short-lived ubiquitous and common objects found in the waste stream. The Chamber is a sculptural installation that provides a focal point for thinking on this matter. Using an enormous shroud containing all manner of consumer detritus The Chamber evokes the idea of a shopping bag turned organism. It expands and contracts, alternately concealing and revealing its contents, threatening in turn to consume the space that contains it.
September 15 - October 23, 2016
In 2015 Two Rivers Gallery received funding through the BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Program for a new project, MakerLab Youth Immersion. It was initiated with the goal of engaging youth in active learning of traditional craft and new technologies. We recruited a group of twelve youth, ages 15 – 20, half of whom self-identify as aboriginal, to be mentored from September 2015 through June 2016. During the first seven months of the program the youth were mentored by local artists, Elders, craftspeople, and Makers. They completed modules in First Nations design, carving, wood turning, metal smithing, silver clay, 3D printing, and laser engraving.
Once all of the modules were complete, our youth Makers worked on their own independent projects, which have been placed in the exhibition, alongside projects their Mentors made.
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