The Unknown Remains
August 24 – November 3, 2019
Curator: Arin Fay
August 10 – October 27, 2019
Curator: Gu Xiong, Arin Fay *Archival focus
Opening Reception: August 23, 2019
Gu Xiong, a multimedia artist from China, now lives in Canada. As a professor at the University of British Columbia, Gu has exhibited nationally and internationally, including more than forty solo exhibitions and over one hundred prominent group exhibitions. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the China National Museum of Fine Arts and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among many other museums and private collections. Gu Xiong has published two books and ten solo exhibitions catalogues. His artwork has received significant critical recognition including reviews in the New York Times and the international art magazines Flash Art and Art in America.
Gu Xiong’s practice centers on the creation of a hybrid identity arising from the integration of different cultural origins and migrations. His work encompasses sociology, literature, geography, economics and politics, as well as the dynamics of globalization, through which he constitutes an amalgamation of multiple cultural histories and seeks to create an entirely new identity.
Curated by Greg Nesteroff
November 2, 2019 – February 17, 2020
Opening Reception November 8
Since the Nelson Miner published its first edition in June 1890, Nelson has always had a newspaper (and often more than one) to chronicle its evolution. In the late 19th and early 20th century, a thriving community and an active press went hand-in-hand. Multiple papers were a sign of prosperity. If the lone newspaper went broke, it did not bode well for the town’s future.
This exhibit will present the story of Nelson’s print media, from a weekly hand-cranked paper to a bustling daily with a circulation larger than the city it served, to today’s online publications.
Graham Gilmore, Joi Arcand, K.C. Hall, Nicole Dextras, Don Mabie, Shane Koyczan
The WORD group exhibition investigates text as the subject matter and also the vehicle for meaning and method. This exhibition explores, refutes and blows open the threads of commonality through the work of artists: Graham Gilmore, K.C. Hall, Nicole Dextras, Joi Arcand, Don Mabie, and Shane Koyczan. The intent is to illustrate how art allows for inexhaustible iterations of expression via myriad disciplines, aesthetics and artistic interpretations.