• Residency / Exhibition: Anita Levesque & Bradley Smith

      Heartlab: Noticed Growth Residency August 1 to 30, 2009 Exhibition September 1-30, 2009 This work represents a new chapter in our ongoing exploration of the relationship between text and image. We like to think of our work as installation narratives, with ourselves, the artists, as main characters. As our setting changes, so does our focus. Resonance has been created in response and in relation to the surrounding simplicity of the foothills and prairies. This simplicity has inspired us to playfully represent the essence of words as sound, and image

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  • Residency: Maggie Shirley & Bernardine Carroll

    travelfreetravel July 1-31, 2009 What is a tourist and how accurate are their experiences? “travelfreetravel” is a new transatlantic collaboration between artists Bernardine Carroll in Ireland and Maggie Shirley in Canada. The two artists will take up dual residence in art galleries in their native countries during June and July to develop collaborative work that examines the notion of prescribed experiences of tourists in real tourist locales. Through their unconventional travel agency they intend to pilot their participants on fanciful adventures via the Internet and its wondrous facilities. This multi-disciplinary

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  • Exhibition: Betty Fahlman

    Exhibition: Betty Fahlman

    Imprisonment For Removal May 30 to June 27, 2009 Imprisonment for Removal, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Nakusp artist Betty Fahlman. The exhibition title is inspired by the text on a British Columbia Survey stake that Fahlman found during walks among tree stumps and their exposed massive root systems at the old Arrow Park town site. These documentary portraits depict how the stumps’ root systems have become more exposed with every lowering and rising of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir. Fahlman invites the viewer to see the destructive  impact

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Judy Wapp

      2009 Judy Wapp was born in Minneapolis, U.S.A., has a fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota and attended the Art Students League of New York. She has shown extensively in Canada and the U.S. and lives in the interior of British Columbia. As part of a mail art network since the 1980s, she has had work exhibited in eastern and western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. “I use images from the mass media to give a second look at what surrounds us every day.&#

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  • Exhibition: Chuck Stake

    Chuck Stake at Oxygen November 28 to December 20, 2008 DON MABIE/CHUCK STAKE   –   ARTIST STATEMENT “It is clear that ethics cannot be put into words. Ethics is transcendental. (Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.)”  Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus  Ludwig Wittgenstein; Page: 71. I have written many Artist Statements in the past thirty-five years or so. For many years these statements usually approached my work in terms of its formal structure, and, only subsequently, moved on to issues of content. In time issues of content became more important and

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  • Residency & Exhibition: David Eustace

    Project for Paper July 2008 Working with local forestry, history and land use issues and the very real 
stumps they leave in their wake, PROJECT FOR PAPER is an emerging 
public art installation that will culminate in an exhibition of 
David’s work at Oxygen on July 25th.
Weekly Open Studio, Wednesdays, July 9 – 23, 7pm: Oxygen invites the 
public to drop by the Arts Centre, and talk with the artist about the 
project’s objectives and process, as well as get a look into the 
workings of the project itself. artist

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  • Exhibition: Julie Castonguay & Rachel Yoder

    Tracking Time May 30 to June 21, 2008 Rachel Yoder, abstract painter, and Julie Castonguay, photographer, collaborate in investigating the effect on the individual of time passing in the context of exploring the differences and similarities between painting and photography in an installation titled Tracking Time.   Rachel Yoder is a carpenter, and Julie Castonguay is a forester, which brings a rich field of related imagery into play. Each individual has a unique experience of time, and of the events that shape her memory and her personality.  Life deposits memories like

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Haruko Okano

    Sepultura July 1 to August 31, 2007 Sepultura is an exploration of new natural materials originating from Japanese traditional use of bitter persimmon and utilizing the simulated mumified effect in reference to  the phases of dying according to Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Using natural elements of air displacement and deliberate lighting the installation invites the viewer to become the living element among the light filled boats carrying the dead across the river styx. As the audience moves among the boats the tillers are set in motion and the boats bob on an

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  • Exhbition: Ian Johnston

    Tangible Shadows: Intersections January 20 to February 11, 2006 Invocations – Susan Andrews Grace Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries. C G Jung Tangible Shadows: Intersection, ceramic sculpture by Ian Johnston, invokes shadow and is suggestive of amputation as it swallows connections to both. Its mysterious intersections leave us gaping at ‘the shock of the new’ in Johnston’s search for beauty. Tangible Shadows: Intersection is the third

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  • Exhibition: Deb Thompson

    Maternal Body: the Paradox of Desire December 2 to 23, 2005 The paintings that comprise The Maternal Body: The Paradox of Desire came forth from my finding a dead mother sqirrel on the road one day while out on a walk. I picked her up to move her off the road and felt such an urgency towards her that I took her home to paint her. Well I did 6 or 7 paintings of her in what is now a series of paintins based on her body. I have shown

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