Touchstones Exhibits: Gallery A Touchstones Exhibits: Gallery B

The changing exhibitions of Touchstones Nelson offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage.

Current Exhibitions

Gallery A
unlimited edition
February 21 – May 10, 2015

Gallery B
Boukje Elzinga, La Puerta Negra
January 31 to May 17, 2015



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Gallery A

unlimited edition

Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit) • Carl Beam (Ojibwe) • Robert Davidson (Haida) •Charles Greul • Chuuchkamalathnii (Nuu-chah-nulth)• Mark Henderson (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Ellen Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Pudlo Pudlat (Inuit) • Daphne Odjig (Odawa-Potawatomi) • Walter J Phillips • Bill Reid (Haida) • Chief Henry Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw)  • Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth) • Art Wilson (Gitsxan)

unlimited edition is organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C. Curated by Tania Willard (Secwepemc), Aboriginal Curator in Residence, Kamloops Art Gallery
February 21 – May 10, 2015
Opening reception: Friday February 20, 7-9pm
Curator talk: Date and time TBA
Talk by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes: Things Wished for or Desired: the Art and Meaning of Local Indigenous Pictographs. Thursday March 5, 7pm

On loan from the Kamloops Art Gallery, unlimited edition attempts to construct an art historical framework that looks at how prints by Aboriginal and Inuit artists represented in the Kamloops Art Gallery’s permanent collection, supplemented by works on loan from the Carleton University Art Gallery and Legacy Art Galleries, represent a drive to preserve, portray and popularize oral histories and address social inequities in the medium of printmaking. Featuring prints from Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Inuit artists with a focus on an early period of printmaking in the 50s through to the 70s, unlimited edition showcases prints that relate to ideas of cultural story, politics of land, and the beauty of Indigenous aesthetics.

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Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit)
Spirit Owl from  Kenojuak Lithography series, 1979
lithograph on paper, 56.7 x 78.8cm
Collection of the Kamloops Art Gallery, Gift of Glenn and Mary Martin



Gallery B

Boukje Elzinga
La Puerta Negra
January 31 to May 17, 2015
Curator: Rod Taylor

Image: Mexico Past and Present, 2014, Oil on Canvas

Paintings and sketches of the Artist’s travels in Mexico and Peru, drawing not only on the richness of the culture, but also on the element of oppressive violence that reaches back to the Aztecs and continues with the present day cartels.











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