The Reach Gallery Museum opens more exhibits

Reception on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Abbotsford for second suite of fall shows

The work of Judith Currelly is among three new exhibitions starting at The Reach Gallery on Sept. 29. This oil-on-wood piece is titled Calving Grounds.

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford opens its second suite of fall exhibitions on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The opening reception takes place at 7 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way), and is also the kickoff to the creatiValley festival.

Ruth Beer’s The States of Matter was developed in collaboration with the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George.

The Vancouver artist uses sculpture, woven structures and video to address the interlaced relationships between extracted resources, such as oil and copper, and the environment and culture.

Beer explores our complex relationship to the substances which power our world, while simultaneously posing challenges to environmental sustainability.

Another exhibition, Migrations, features the large-scale paintings of Atlin/Saltspring Island artist Judith Currelly.

Her distinct and accomplished painting style is a vehicle for her ongoing exploration of the interrelated conditions, patterns and structures that occur between land, sky, water and lifeforms.

Currrelly is inspired by the stark and vast landscapes of Northern B.C. and the Yukon, and every aspect of her life — from homesteader to artist to bush pilot — is influenced by the land.

In the third exhibition to open on Sept. 29, fibre-based artists Pam Dangerfield, Gail Hunt, Nancy Riemersma, Lilly Thorne and Patt Wilson unveil a recent body of work in Architextiles.

These five artists, who hail from Vancouver, Gibsons, North Vancouver, Abbotsford and Powell River, respectively, interpret architecture through the fiber arts.

These works address a variety of themes related to the built environment, including the elements of construction, the nature of domesticity, and the materiality of our surroundings.

The Reach offers free tours of its art exhibitions every Thursday at noon or 2 p.m.. For more information, visit thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087.

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