Collectables can sometimes offer a peek into the stories of people’s lives.
The Nanaimo Art Gallery launched What’s Ours is Yours, an exhibit about the practice of collecting at an institutional and individual level, earlier this month at both the downtown and campus galleries. The exhibit includes historical pieces from artists such as Alexander Calder, Jack Chambers, Akira Fujioka and contemporary works by Chris Woods, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
An opening reception takes place at the downtown location Friday (March 15) from 7-9 p.m. People interested in attending are asked to RSVP email@example.com. A tour of the campus exhibit with gallery docent Marie Egan is being held Saturday (March 16), starting at 1:30 p.m. Egan will discuss pieces in the permanent collection, a short biography of the artists and how the gallery acquired the pieces.
The most recent gallery acquisition is Manga Ormolu Ver. 2.0-o by Brendan Tang. Tang, known internationally for his work, previously lived and worked in Nanaimo. The downtown location will also showcase community collections of lace bobbins, typewriters and stamps from community members.
For more information please call 250-754-6350.