Banksy, Applause, 2006. Screenprint on paper, ed. 111/500. Courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection. Photo by Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections.
Join us for our Summer Launch Party for exhibitions at your AGA!
From Pop art, Indigenous art, contemporary art to historical art, get an exclusive preview of two new exhibitions (From Warhol to Banksy and Kenzie Housego: I❤️U) as well as other recently-opened shows.
Members will have a preview of the exhibitions at 6pm with opening remarks to begin at 6:20pm. Light refreshments will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.
The public will have access to the opening from 7:30-9pm.
This exhibition opening is presented by McLennan Ross.
About the Exhibitions
From Warhol to Banksy invites visitors to view works of art that highlight the Pop Art Movement and the careers of some of the art world’s most iconic figures. This exhibition features works by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash.
Organized and circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery. Curated by Christine May. Courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection.
Kenzie Housego’s exhibition I❤️U blends embroidery with digital technologies to explore how flirting and courtship have changed over time. I❤️U simultaneously investigates the social meanings of flowers, embroidery patterns and emojis in text and sexts. Some of the work in the exhibition will react when visitors come close to them and others have phone numbers that visitors can text.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman and presented by the RBC New Works Gallery.
We also invite you to experience our other recently-opened exhibitions:
Dance Party embraces the blending of art, dance and choreography and explores movement as a method of claiming space, transcending barriers and affirming a sense of belonging through the body. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Catherine Crowston and Lindsey Sharman.
Uii Savage: Celestial Passage is an augmented reality by Uii Savage that uses the AGA’s main hall as a simulated observation site for viewing North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) satellite data in real-time.
PUSH aims to broaden our understanding of what art can be, advancing our appreciation of its limitless possibilities. This exhibition features works from local artists, is curated by Andrew Wujkowski and is showcased in the Art Sales and Rental Gallery located in the Lower Level where admission is not required.
kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day features works by Lana Whiskeyjack, exploring the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by the AGA’s Adjunct Indigenous Curator MJ Belcourt Moses. This exhibition is presented by the Poole Centre of Design and the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.