2020


38th Annual Members’ Show

June 4 – June 17

Main Gallery

The Members’ Show is a joint partnership between the CRAG and the CR Arts Council and is a celebration of the many artists that are a part of the Campbell River and area community. While this year’s show was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the Gallery, the CRAG was especially pleased to be able to welcome visitors back with a shortened but very popular run of this exhibition

Among All These Tundras

Asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Allison Akootchook Warden

January 16 – March 18

Main Gallery

Curated by Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, and Charissa von Harringa

“Among All These Tundras”, a title taken from the poem “My Home Is in My Heart” by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Marja Helander, “Dolastallat” (To have a campfire), 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist

Produced and circulated by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage), Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Concordia University.

The CRAG lined up some exciting programming around the exhibition including a book club for youth and adults, “Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel” by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk by, a guided tour by co-curator Dr. Igloriorte, a powerful two-part performance by Allison Akootchook Warden as well as interpretive tours by the CRAG’s own Jenelle Pasiechnik.

The CRAG acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Art Council, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Campbell River, as well as our members and donors.

The presentation of the exhibition in Campbell River is generously sponsored by Boston Pizza.

Translations

Jamelie Hassan and Soheila Esfahani

July 9 – September 2, 2020

Curator: Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This exhibition presents sculpture, performance and installative practices that communicate aspects of Arabic and Iranian culture in Canadian contexts. The central focus is how the translation of culture occurs across transnational boundaries.


Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. Jamelie Hassan, Internet, 2020, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. Jamelie Hassan, Internet, 2020, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. On loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelie Hassan, Habibye, (My love, male) & Habibitee (My love, female), 2018, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran: The Break in the Tip of the Lotus Leaf, 2018, wood plaques. Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran, 2018, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Habibye (My love, male) & Habibitee (My love, female), 2018, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran: The Break in the Tip of the Lotus Leaf, 2018, wood plaques,.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Made in Iran, 2010, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Found Text: Composition Series, 2016, hand-cut wood on birch panels. Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels. Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge, 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Found Text: Composition Series, 2016, hand-cut birch wood on birch panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge (Read from left to right), 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, Seven Must Have Elements of Willow Pattern: Two Birds, Fence, Weeping Willow, Orange Tree, Boat, Pagoda, Three Men on Bridge (Read from left to right), 2019, glass paint on photograph. Soheila Esfahani, Birds: Pattern (dis)Placed, 2019, 3D printed resin. Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Soheila Esfahani, A Trace of the Traceless, 2009, acrylic and laser etching on collected objects, on wooden panels.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media. Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (letters), 2019-20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood, on loan from the collection of Sharon and Hamoody Hassan, London, Ontario. Jamelie Hassan, Magic Square, Talisman (numbers), 2019- 20, glass mosaic tile mounted on plywood. Jamelie Hassan, Souvenir of Lebanon Made in Canada, 2009, cedar. 
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem.
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Al Haq al Canadiyaa, 2017, mixed media.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Boutros Al Armenian/Mediterranean Modern, 1997-1998, salvaged oil painting on drywall, presented with a projection of filmwork. Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Boutros Al Armenian/Mediterranean Modern, 1997-1998, salvaged oil painting on drywall, presented with a projection of filmwork.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem
Translations, installation view, Campbell River Art Gallery.
Jamelle Hassan, Snowball Cafe, 1919-1920, reproduced vintage photo mounted on board.
Photo credit: Sarmad Almouallem

Events

Zoom Artists Talk & Kahoot! Trivia Session

Humans of Campbell River

Curatorial Talks

Acknowledgements

The Campbell River Art Gallery is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River for funding.

The Campbell River Art Gallery would like to thank Rungh.org for its generous partnership and support.

Jamelie Hassan gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council. 

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