Past Exhibitions

2019

CEDRIC, NATHAN & JIM BOMFORD: REST STOP & CRUMMY GALLERY 

September 21 – November 18, 2019

This exhibition features two new interactive sculptural installations that provoke reflection on the politics of contested public spaces. Featuring a work outside the gallery.

Artists: Cedric, Nathan & Jim Bomford (Victoria, BC)

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


Satellite Gallery

This is an exhibition space located in the busy lobby of the Campbell River Art Gallery and Visitor Centre. Four large showcases are devoted to contemporary artwork.

COLLAGE, SANS COLLE // until November 18, 2019

The work of eighteen contemporary collage artists from across Canada is presented under three separate themes in our hallway cases.

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik & Vicky Chainey Gagnon

With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


LANDSCAPES OF THE INTERIOR // The mind and body of collage

June 1 – August 23, 2019
Dominique Cheng (Toronto, ON), Melanie Garcia (Montreal, QC), Janie Geiser (Los Angeles, CA), Catherine Mellinger (Waterloo, ON), Rosie Schinners (Salt Spring Island, BC), Tanya St-Pierre (Sherbrooke, QC)

VOICES AFAR // Diversity-based practices in collage

September 5 – November 20, 2019

Caroline Monnet,  Bushra Junaid (Toronto, ON), Jerry Evans (Newfoundland and Labrador)

With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.

FIONA ANNIS: A PORTION OF THAT WHICH ONCE WAS EVERYTHING

July 11 – September 4, 2019

An exhibition that will gather the results of the artist’s exploration of the connections between astronomy and photography, including research completed during a residency in Naples, Italy at an observatory and museum of astronomical instruments.

Artist: Fiona Annis (Montreal, QC)

Curated by Vicky Chainey Gagnon

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


BEHIND THE LINES: CONTEMPORARY SYRIAN ART // May 9 – July 3, 2019
Presenting the work of twenty Syrian artists, this powerful exhibition provides a unique window into the lives and minds of those affected by the devastating civil
 war.

Artists: Khaled Akil, Ali Almeer, Humam Alsalim, Rami Bakhos, Juhayda Albitar, Mahmood Aldaoud, Khaled Dawwa, Amr Fahed, Fadi al-Hamwi, Ammart Khadour, Lina Malki, Maiesam Mallisho, Aya al Medani, Alaa Sharabi, Huda Takriti, Reem Tarraf, Omran Younis, Khaled Youssef, Mohamma Zaza, Obaidah Zorik

Curated by Paul Crawford & Humam Alsalim
Organized and circulated by the Penticton Art Gallery, in partnership with the Cyrrus Gallery, Damascus.

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.

Opening Reception for 2nd Showing

Join us Thursday, June 13 at 5:00 pm for an Opening Reception at the CRAG to launch the new hang with works by 19 inspiring artists.


SLOW TECHNOLOGY // March 7 – May 1, 2019

Examining themes of materiality, gender, and how technology affects human interactions and relationships through the artworks of three female artists.

Artists: Kelsey Epp (Black Creek, BC), Emily Hermant (Vancouver, BC), Ingrid Mary Percy (Victoria, BC)

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik

With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


COLLAGE, SANS COLLE // March 1 – November 18, 2019

The work of eighteen contemporary collage artists from across Canada is presented under three separate themes in our hallway cases.

NO ORDER // The broad reach of collage // March 1 – May 23, 2019
Lynda Gammon (Victoria, BC), Richard Kerr (Bromont, QC), Arthur Lipsett, Rhonda Pelley, (St. John’s, NL), Marie-Douce St. Jacques (Montreal, QC), Jacob Robert Whibley (Toronto, ON)

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik & Vicky Chainey Gagnon

With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.



37th ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW //

January 17 to February 20, 2019

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.

Click here for the public outreach activities offered during the run of the show.

Read the Press Release for more details. 37th Annual Members Show


2018

DATA CAMOUFLAGE STRATEGIES TO SURVIVE THE ARMAGEDDON IN STYLE //

Artist: Dominique Pétrin (Montreal, QC)

Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik

September 20 – November 10, 2018
Main Gallery

The internationally renowned installation artist Dominique Pétrin will join our gallery team for a two-week installation and series of youth workshops. Her vibrant and subtly subversive work consists of immersive wallpaper installations cut from patterns she combines and remixes to form a colorful and out-of-this-world pop art experience.

Funded in part by a British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement grant. With additional funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River. Special thanks to Denise Mitchell Interiors for sponsoring the exhibition.


ANYWHERE ELSE //

Artist: Carly Butler (Ucluelet, BC)

Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik

September 20 – November 10, 2018, Satellite Gallery

Carly Butler speaks to us from the edge of the world. Her interdisciplinary work centers on nautical knowledge around navigation and survival, life by the sea, and reflects on the aches and gains that accompany the seafarer’s life.

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


HORIZON FELT //

Artists: Scott Bertram (Comox, BC), Dan Browne (Toronto, ON), Megan Dickie (Victoria, BC), Kym Greeley (St. John’s, NL), Jessica Houston (New York, USA) 

Curator: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
July 12 – September 5, 2018
Main Gallery

The exhibition Horizon Felt presents the work of artists who draw on diverse media to focus on different ‘perspectives’ that challenge what is seen through the naked eye. What can a pink sky, a malleable sculpture made with a thousand small triangles, and a slow-motion video about trees tell us about how the landscape is achieved in art-making today?

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS //
Artist: Sonny Assu

Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik

July 12 – September 15, 2018
Satellite Gallery

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


ALASKA VARIATIONS //

Artist: Paul Walde (Victoria, BC)
May 3 – July 3, 2018
Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik
Main Gallery

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


COAL, GOLD & WAR //

Artist: Marlene Yuen
Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik
May 3 – July 3, 2018
Satellite Gallery

Marlene Yuen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current focus is on handmade books using printmaking processes. Coal, Gold & War explores the history of labor and Chinese immigration in the Fraser Canyon during the construction of Canadian Pacific Railway. Marlene weaves a rich tapestry of history in beautifully handmade and detailed books that offer unique perspectives and fresh designs. Marlene Yuen acknowledges funding by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


RECOVER ALL THAT IS OURS //

Artists: Lindsay Dobbin (Bay of Fundy), Meryl McMaster (Ottawa, ON), Meagan Musseau (Bay of Islands, NL), Becca Taylor, Niki & Breanna Little (Winnipeg, MB). Featuring poems by Gwen Benaway (Toronto, ON),  Janet Rogers (Victoria, BC)  

Guest Curator: Shannon Webb-Campbell
March 1 – April 25, 2018
Main Gallery

Inspired by a line by Mohawk/Tuscarora poet Janet Rogers, the exhibition redefines the ideas about Canada, and its 500 hundred year-old relationship with Turtle Island through de-colonial poetics, mythology, and contemporary multi-disciplinary Indigenous art practices.

* Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 @ 6 pm  

* Poetry Reading by Shannon Webb-Campbell: Saturday, March 3 @ 1 pm

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River. 

Read the review by Jocelyn Doll from the Campbell River Mirror: Exhibition Review


WENDY GOES WEST //

Artist: Walter Scott (Montreal, QC)
Curator: Jenelle Pasiechnik
March 1 – April 25, 2018
Satellite Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 @ 6 pm

The Gallery has commissioned Walter Kaheró:ton Scott, a Kahnawake born artist who lives between Toronto and Montreal to create three new drawings. They come from Scott’s Wendy cartoon, a project he began drawing for fun after finishing art school in 2009. With two books in print and several exhibitions the Campbell River Art Gallery is proud to be a stop in the Wendy-verse. The stories follow Wendy, an art school party girl, and her friends as they try to ‘make it’ in the art world. Scott’s sarcastic portrayals and distinct style are a sideways world you don’t want to miss.

With funding by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River.


2017

28 September – 8 November
wake, Leah Decter
Recent Kayak Sketches, Mark Igloliorte

28 July – 13 September
Hot Dog Car Wash, Maya Beaudry, Lucien Durey, Katie Kozak, Chandra Melting Tallow, Alicia Nauta, Corie Waugh, Amy Wong, Hoda Zarbaf

2 June – 12 July
Looks, Emily Hill featuring Feminist Land Art Retreat  

31 March – 17 May
with bread, Derya Akay


2016

22 September – 27 October
Steam Donkey, Samuel Roy-Bois

28 July – 1 September
Aja’sit, Amy Malbeuf + Jordan Bennett

16 June – 21 July
Home Coming, Sonny Assu

28 April – 2 June
The Braid Harvesters, Amalie Atkins
Amulet, Kiarra Albina

11 March – 14 April
34th Members’ Exhibition

21 January – 3 March
Myth of Fishes, Group Exhibition: Sybil Andrews, Claire Falkenberg, Meghna Haldar, Olia Mishchenko, Nadia Myre, Wendy Red Star, Jennifer Stillwell, Holly Ward


2015

1 October – 5 November
Shyra de Souza, Twyla Exner

13 August – 25 September
Suzo Hickey, Terra Poirier

2 July – 7 August
Max Streicher, Stephen Laidlaw

15 May – 26 June 2015

Rande Cook, Dr. Andrea Walsh

2 April – 8 May 2015

33rd Members’ Show

12 February – 27 March 2015
Rachel Yoder, Nathalie Quagliotto

17 January – 7 February 2015
Doris Ritchie

For inquiries about our exhibition history that is not listed on our website, please contact the Gallery’s Curator of Contemporary Art: curator(at)crartgallery.ca