2015-2016 Exhibitions —
S’ELIYEMETAXWTEXW ART GALLERY
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.
Sept 1-22, 2015
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.
(Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities
September 29 – October 20
Opening reception: September 29th, 5PM featuring keynote address from Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh of Colby College (Maine, USA). Exhibition available for viewing until October 20th. Contact Sharn at Sharanjit.email@example.com or (604) 851-6325.
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, with support from the Visual Arts Department at UFV and UFV International Presents an upcoming exhibition entitled: (Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities. The exhibition includes the exploration of the five kakkars (Sikh outward symbols) through the female lens, the interpretations of Gurbani (Sikh scriptures) discussing the feminine, women’s engagement with the SGGSJ (Sikh scriptures) and the daily lived realities of Sikh women.
One of the photos by UFV ALUMNA Suvi Bains that will be one display at the (Mis)Interpretation exhibit. Copyright: Suvi Bains
Read More about the Exhibit at UFV Today
Ready and True: India and the Great War
Oct 20 – Nov 6
Through selected archival photographs, art work, and written accounts, “Ready and True” showcases the almost forgotten contribution of approximately 1.7 million Indian soldiers and non-combatants to the Great War. Offering an intimate glimpse into their experiences on the battlefield, at rest, and during convalescence, these remarkable images provide a visual chronicle that illustrates and commemorates their commitment, valour, and sacrifice.
Jean Brundrit, Nina Mangalanayagam, and Sarah Ciurysek.
October 27-November 16
VA116 Annual Exhibition
In July 2012, Jean Brundrit (South Africa) Nina Mangalanayagam (England) and Sarah Ciurysek (Canada) came together in England to participate in a residency and to make new commissioned artworks about Lens of Empowerment themes: women, identity, and place. Their artworks were then exhibited in England as Home/Land (Radar - November 2012) and in South Africa as Land/Home (Michaelis Galleries - July 2013). This exhibition would complete the international tour of all three artist’s participating countries.
November 18-December 10
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.
BFA Silent Auction
January 5-19, 2016
January 26-February 11, 2016
February 15-March 8, 2016
Showcasing screen-based art works, this exhibition aims to bring students and international artists together in an installation-based setting where the screen takes over the viewing space.
March 15-April 5, 2016