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current exhibitions

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.

April 14 - July 9 2017

Glenn Clark. Tic Tac Toe, 2014. Oil on metal, acrylic on panel.

Wackem Sackem

Glenn Clark

Clark uses ice hockey and table games to explore our relationship with sport, and the odd way it's become an all-but-sanctioned vehicle for violence. Clark's paintings incorporate articulated elements that viewers can activate to cause a slash with a stick, for instance, or throw a punch. Scheduled during hockey playoffs - a time when the game preoccupies the lives of many Canadians - this exhibition addresses issues of identity and transcends the perceived boundary between art and sport.

April 14 - July 9 2017

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Red: A Haida Manga, 2008. Watercolour and ink on paper.

The Seriousness of Play

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

This exhibition explores the work of internationally celebrated visual artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. His distinctive work twists and blends Haida art with a broad range of contemporary cultural references. In Red: A Haida Manga (2008), his award-winning graphic novel and large-scale mural, the artist draws on Manga aesthetic (an Asian style of comic). He blends it with western and indigenous stylistic elements to illustrate a story from his family's past. Surreal happenings and colourful characters permeate Yahgulanaas' artworks, and speak to an intersection of cultures that define the contemporary moment.

March 9 - April 23, 2017

Erich Franz. Bull Trout, 2015. Graphite on paper.

Life Aquatic

Erich Franz

Life Aquatic is an exhibition of drawings that honour the meditative act of fly-fishing and tying. Erich Franz explains: “when undertaking these tasks one must adopt a certain rhythm – move too fast or too slow and it won’t work.” Finding this pace involves focus and repetition; once it is achieved Franz finds himself completely present in the moment, comfortably lost in the task at hand.

Carefully planned in advance, each drawing is developed using a mandala format and a detailed repeating pattern taking up to forty hours to complete. The imagery within the mandalas themselves draws from aquatic ecology, and from equipment specific to the world of fly-fishing and tying.

The level of commitment demanded by Franz’ drawing process is equal to his passion for fly-fishing and tying. Life Aquatic is an exhibition that embodies this passion, and speaks to the importance of taking time for ones self.


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Once you have visited the exhibitions and learned more about the artists, we encourage you to roll up your sleeves!

Head to our ‘make art make sense’ area and follow the artist’s lead. Use the materials provided in the studio to create your own works of art inspired by the exhibiting artist, drawing on the themes introduced in the exhibitions or playing with similar materials.


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