Art on the Wing

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“I want to create discomfort in a viewer, to make them look a little harder,” said Christina Billingham, describing her preferred style of art, as well as the theme she had chosen for this month’s Art on Demand 3.2. Fragmented Self features the talents of Andrew Booth, Paige Caldwell, and Amanda Vergara. Featureless and smothered […]

Art on the Wing: Student curator Chantelle Fawcett hosts February’s Art on Demand

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From first glance, this month’s Art on Demand at The Reach Gallery and Museum is stunning. Its colours are sharp, and its shapes are crisp, contrasted by a clean, modern look. Artist Desirée Patterson’s concern is between the human condition and nature. “As humans evolve and cities grow, [she explores] how that’s impacting the environment. […]

An examination of human communication

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Dis://connections, according to coordinator Kate Bradford, reflects on how technology impacts our lives, in how we communicate with one another, and how that can affect humanity as a whole. The show features six Emerge artists: Darby Arens, Carly Butler Verheyen, Mallory Donen, Julie Epp, Kendra Schellenberg, and Rachel Selinger. Opening night on Thursday, November 24 […]

Toward Decolonization: Examining histories and futures for the Fraser Valley at The Reach Gallery Museum

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2017 will be an exciting year across Canada as the country celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Our history as a nation has been fraught with the complexities inherent to colonial activity. For this reason, The Reach Gallery Museum is using this important opportunity to reflect on Canada’s 150th year with exhibitions and programming that […]

Artist Claire Sarfeld exhibits at the Reach

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Born and raised in small town southern Ontario, visual artist Claire Sarfeld moved to the West Coast after graduating with a Fine Arts degree from OCAB University in Toronto. Her training focused on drawing and painting, with a minor in creative writing. Sarfeld’s work is influenced by Abstract Expressionism, with juxtaposition between order and chaos, […]

Blurring the line between audience and spectacle: creatiValley goes to the Garden of Earthly Delights

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Over 500 years ago, Hieronymus Bosch created the painting he would become most famous for, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” Even though surrealism didn’t exist in the late 1400s, the painting became the inspiration for the surrealism movement 350 years later. But its story doesn’t end there. “The Garden of Earthly Delights” has become the […]