Upcoming Exhibitions —
S’ELIYEMETAXWTEXW ART GALLERY
2014 – 2015 Exhibitions
University of the Fraser Valley | 3384 King Road, Abbotsford Campus, B 136
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
If you are interested in exhibiting at The Gallery, please review the Exhibition Proposal Submission Guidelines and visit The Gallery page for other valuable resources.
Schedule is subject to changes. Check back for further details.
VA116 Annual Exhibition
Nov 26 – Dec 2
Drawing inspiration from course readings, research, and previous projects as points of departure, the theme of “multiples” provides the unifying theme for this annual VA116 student exhibition. Examining the space, nooks and crannies of the gallery and the psyche, the culmination of completed works will be installed into a unified installation with the objective of simultaneously engaging the audience with a physical, visual, psychological and sentient experience.
Somthing More Than This
Dec 8 – 19
Jennifer Pride, UFV Almuna, explores the paradoxical relationship (for her) between working as an artist and working within the arts sector. Her earnest desire to strike a balance between the two and remain inspired and retain a current and active practice will be key themes of, Something More Than This. Through unconventional use of media, this exhibition will be a sometimes self-effacing, often critical, but ultimately optimistic and endearing presentation of life/work balance, in all works’ forms.
Sculptural Works by UFV Students
Jan 7 - 28
This exhibition will feature work by UFV Visual Arts students from Foundations to upper-level Sculpture specialization, and will showcase the range of skills and materials used by the students of UFV. The vision for this exhibition is to explore the traditional view of sculpture as static or permanent. Many of the works included in this exhibition incorporate materials and mediums that move, change over time, require audience participation, or even use performance as a component of the work. Thus we challenge the notion of sculpture as “static” with the idea of “stasis”. Stasis implies stillness and inertia, but also allows for potential, for release from stasis into movement, freedom, change and growth.
Feb 2 – 18
The expansiveness and the quiet energy of coastal British Columbia are strongly evident in the imagery and the muted palette in these recent paintings by Dennis Greer. Using cold wax as a medium with oil paint, Greer has developed a personalized style that translates and interprets nature and iconography through saturated layers of transparent glazes. The art is a transformative interpretation rather than a literal rendering with the intention of evoking the emotion, memory, and essence of the West Coast landscape.
Feb 20 – 27
The Silent Auction is an event dedicated to the development and support of the Visual Arts at UFV. Proceeds go to the production of the BFA Grad Show and for VA scholarships. The event is open to the public for five days and provides a rare opportunity to acquire artworks that are affordable. The process is fun and sometimes competitive, so please visit the space and support the artists who have donated their time and inspiring artworks. Winners will be contacted on March 2nd or sooner. Everyone is welcome!
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Mon – Thurs. Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mar 6 – 24
The University of the Fraser Valley Visual Arts Diploma exhibition will include a diverse selection of inventive works including 2D and 3D, conceptual, inter-disciplinary, new media and multimedia practices. Date of the Opening Reception will be announced in the New Year.
Lens of Empowerment
Mar 27 – April 10
April 24 – May 15
Every year members of the University of the Fraser Valley, and its surrounding community, come together to support a culturally enriching experience in the Visual Arts Department: the BFA Grad Show. This year’s exhibition will feature works by…
Ryan Cadarette Evelyn Dewar
Tessa Dumanski Julie Epp
Tanya Kaario Cybil Lee
Jessica Niven Sierra Rondquist
Stewart Seymour Wenhao Shi
Laura Vis Megan Ross
You are all invited to the opening reception on April 25 (Fri) at 6:30 PM in the VA Gallery, B 136.