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.
October 21 - January 8, 2017
Allyson Glenn, The Cave 1, 2013. Acrylic and oil on canvas.
Saskatoon artist Allyson Glenn is a figurative painter who specializes in portraiture and the figure. In Catalyst, her subjects are abstracted and combined with architecture, landscape, and interiors. In June 2012, Glenn discovered a substantive oil spill under her house.
This exhibition explores the artist’s personal experience of this event, offering insight into the psychological impact of contamination and the deeper meaning of how people relate to the environment. This project may provide testimony for those who live in proximity to oil and gas development and transportation sites, and who might question, “what would happen if…”
October 21 - January 8, 2017
Jerome Fortin, Marines (Seascapes), 2002. Plastic bottles on board.
Change is a collaborative exhibition between Two Rivers Gallery, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and uses the gallery’s permanent collection to offer insight, informative research and useful resources to assist in exploring solutions in regards to climate change. The exhibition consists of three parts: Past, Present and Future which each explore different aspects of our relationship to the environment and the human impact upon it. The collaboration between UNBC and Two Rivers Gallery has come to be known as Art, Change & Creativity (ACC) and has woven itself through many exhibitions this year while aiming to explore connections between art, science and creativity. At the heart of this collaboration and, in fact, Change, is a shared concern for the future and the belief that science and art can combine to great effect.
Thank you to UNBC student Carleen Paltzat who co-curated this exhibition, Zoë Meletis, Mark Groulx, UNBC and Michelle Connolly and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for their meaningful collaboration on this project.
Nov 3 - Dec 1 2016
Roanne Whitticase, Lichen Tripartita, 2016. Wolf lichen (Letharia Vulpina) and Threetip sagebrush (Artemisia Tripartita).
Super Natural Haute Couture features the natural based high-fashion inspired apparel and accessories of local artist Roanne Whitticase. Unlike conventional high-fashion designs, different flora sprout and meander throughout her creations including sage, wolf lichen, goldenrod, reed grass and various kinds of tree roots to name a few. Whitticase is interested in exploring natural elements outside of the context in which one might anticipate experiencing them, as well as challenging the form of high-fashion known as haute couture, as the title of this exhibition suggests. With the exhibition, Whitticase turns the notion of high-fashion on its head, introducting materials that would normally not exist on the runways of Paris and London. While the tradition of using natural items for centuries among First Nations, encountering materials derived from nature on a Parisian runway is an unlikely sight. Furthermore Whitticase's choice of materials invites commentary on our contemporary consumerist culture and the overwhelming amount of waste that accompanies it.
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