A Mountain Biking Retrospective
August 24 – November 4
Opening Event: August 23rd (7-9pm)
A Mountain Biking Retrospective is an exploration of the culture, characters, infrastructure and landscape of mountain bike culture in the Kootenays. This exhibit is truly a community-curated exhibition, and is the result of a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts sharing their stories about the history and impact of mountain biking in the Kootenay/Columbia Basin. From the mossy overgrown bridges and tracks in the forest to the high tech gear and industry sponsored events, this exhibition will illustrate the fascinating and vibrant legacy of mountain bike culture in the Kootenays.
Field Doll – Heather Benning
August 11 – October 28
Opening Event: Friday, August 10th (7-9pm)
Artist Talk: Friday, August 10th (6:30pm)
Curator: Arin Fay
The Field Doll will be taking up residence at Touchstones during the late summer and fall of 2018 and will also be making an appearance at several iconic spaces throughout the city of Nelson, including the Big, Orange Bridge (BOB). Benning has exhibited the Field Doll both in Canada and the US by placing the work in the context of each specific place via photographs which is an essential part of the process and presentation. The work is an irreverent ode to place and change and the proportion of both to the viewer and their perspective.