Four new exhibitions to open at The Reach

An opening reception takes place Oct. 29 at the Abbotsford gallery

This piece by Sarindar Dhaliwal is a Chromira print titled 'the cartographer’s mistake: the Radcliffe Line

Four new exhibitions open at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. with a public reception with the artists.

The new exhibits include the work of Toronto-based artist Sarindar Dhaliwal. The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies refers to the 1947 partition of India, and the exhibition presents Dhaliwal’s most important work from the past 20 years.

In this presentation, the artist reflects on the dissonance of the immigrant experience, rooted in memories and dreams of her childhood experience and perceptions of Eastern and Western customs.

Dhaliwal will give a free artist tour and talk on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Also featured at the new exhibitions is Abbotsford’s Suvi Bains, who explores one of the five Sikh articles of faith – kesh, or Sikh men’s unshorn hair.

Bains’ project tests gender and generational boundaries from within the faith, and he photography captures the unfurling, grooming, tying and wrapping of hair with a turban.

In Reflections, Fraser Valley artist Steve Stanczyk explores the colour relationships that can be achieved with an experimental silkscreen process that uses a photograph of light reflections as its compositional starting point.

The fourth exhibition, Art on Demand 1.4, is a continuation of the ongoing emerge program at The Reach and presents new works of art from Daniel Hurst and Fiona Moes Pel.

Also coming up at The Reach, Brooklyn-based artist Brendan Fernandes hosts a Writing Dance workshop on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Guided by Fernandes and supported by professional dancers, participants will engage in a writing exercise that considers the relationship between movement and visual language.

The resulting pieces of writing will act as guiding texts for a dance performance which will take place the following evening as part of a free artist talk with Fernandes, starting at 7 p.m.

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