Bearing Witness – drawn from the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery | on view to AUG 19
Date(s) - 23 Jul 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Kelowna Art Gallery
The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works drawn from the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, entitled Bearing Witness, on view from June 23 to August 19, 2012. The show includes forty-one pieces by twenty-seven different artists, many of whim have never before been exhibited in Kelowna. The over-arching theme is the notion of speaking out about issues, specifically is this case, war, social injustice, the role of oppressive regimes, and the perception and treatment of women.
The works in the exhibition have been selected by Ian Thom, Senior Curator, Historical, at the Vanouver Art Gallery, and circulated by their Across the Province program. Many of the works, naturally, are hard-hitting in their subject and treatment. One long wall in the gallery will be devoted to black-and-white documentary photographs, a genre that grew to prominence in the hands of photo-journalists in the twentieth century. Works in many media are included, from painting and printmaking to sculpture and one video installation. Some of the more famous artists included in the show are Pablo Picasso, Ken Lum, Ed Burtynsky, Leon Golub and Nancy Spero.
Bearing Witness is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of The Killy Foundation and Odlum Brown Limited.
The opening event for Bearing Witness is Friday, June 22, 2012, from 7 to 10 pm at the Kelowna Art Gallery. This opening event coincides with the Gallery’s fundraising event, GO Party! 6: Illuminate. Tickets are required for this event, and full information is available on the Gallery’s website.