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.
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.
Graphic Design Exhibition
[PARADIGM] Connections: Doing what we love!
February 3 to 18
Gala Reception February 12, 5:00 pm followed by PechaKucha 5, B101, 6:30
Connections. Passion. Love. From February 3 to 18, view UFV Graphic + Digital Design projects showcasing design, community building and expressive typography.
Join us on February 12 at 5:00 pm for a gala reception and meet the designers! Reception is followed by PechaKucha 5 at 6:30 with 15 creative professionals sharing what they love to do in a riveting 20 slides x 20 second presentation style! Tickets are free. Register here: http://pechakucha.ca/
PechaKucha 5 Presenters:
- Jared Falk, Drumeo
- Krista Hesketh, The Blonde Jedi
- Greg Meeres, Boldfish Video Productions
- Carly Butler Verheyen, Photographer/Writer
- Tim McAlpine, Currency Marketing
- Anne-Marie Wee, The Dessert Republic
- David Reeves, Unleash Culture, Branding and Digital Story Telling
- Bosco Anthony, Digital Strategy
- Brad Haima, Circle Graphics
- Michael Boronowski, Civic Engagement and Corporate Initiatives, District of Mission
- Sheila Reimer, UFV Advancement
- Cherlandra Estrada, The Reach Gallery Museum
- Simran Bains, VP, Operations, Westberry Farms
- Sarah Clark, Jelly Digital Marketing and PR
- Alisha Deddens, Installation Artist and Young Contemporaries Leader
Co-sponsors: Jelly Digital Marketing, UFV Graphic and Digital Design, and The Reach Gallery Museum
More info: http://blogs.ufv.ca/graphicdesign/
Event Promotion Design: Emily McLean, GDD 2015 graduating student
Feb 23 – 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!
Click to Enlarge Silent Auction Poster
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Mon – Thurs. Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Interosculate Diploma Show
Mar 6 – 24
Opening Reception Friday March 6th 4:30-6:30 pm
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.
Featuring Works by:
Sylvia Canfield, Dorothy Keating, Tanya McMillan, Willow Mussell, Shannon Pahladsingh, Sarah Sovereign, Reece Spofford, and Jiayi Zhong.
Lens of Empowerment
Tel i’tsel Kwe’lo I Am From Here
Mar 27 – April 9
Opening Reception: Friday, March 27 at 3 pm
Community-based screening, documentary video shorts, Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus, April 2, 2015 at 2 pm.
A collective exhibition by student artists in the Lens of Empowerment Project and Community Arts Practice with Visual Arts Instructor Stephanie Gould, Tel i’tsel Kwe’lo (I Am From Here) explores identity, land, place and citizenship through women’s stories, lived experiences, intergenerational and intercultural points of view. Through a situated lens, diverse voices and representations all their own, these student artists confront hidden histories, suppressed voices, and representations of Indigenous people in film, art and media.
Featuring video shorts by Joanne Combes, Mario De Santis, Sarah Gabor-Martinez, Jessica Janik, Lauren Krenz, Kelly Oberholzer, Ramona Valenzuela, Theresa Warbus, as well as work by Visual Art students Rishma Johal, Carling Jackson, Samantha Merritt, Amber Oliver and Felix Zhang (Graphic Design).
Lens of Empowerment: women’s citizenship and identity in Stó:lō territory is a pivotal project of the Visual Arts Department, Indigenous Affairs and Indigenous Studies at UFV.
Student work in this exhibition, and community-based screenings, was produced during courses in video production (VA 160 and VA 161) as well as a community arts practice (VA 390) taught by Stephanie Gould (Visual Arts Department). During the fall and winter terms, these students also studied Indigenous Arts: Stories and Protocols (IPK 277) or Stó:lō History (HIST 103) with Dr. Wenona Victor (Indigenous Studies), Introduction to Storytelling (THEA 250) with Dr. Michelle LaFlamme (English Department) or Indigenous Art of the Northwest Coast (AH 204) with Dr. Geoffrey Carr (Visual Arts Department).
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.
VA 116 Summer Exhibition
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.
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.
March 22-April 5, 2016
Showcasing screen-based art works, this exhibition aims to bring students and international artists together in an installation-based setting.