Xchanges Gallery exhibition season reopens in September 2022 – June 2023 with an exciting schedule of physical and digital online exhibitions. Our Gallery exhibition program is composed of diverse artists who have been recommended by an independent panel of professional artists recognized for their contributions to local culture and expertise in contemporary art. Exhibitions include member solo and group shows in the Art Passage, the main gallery, or online. Exhibitions may include additional activities such as Zoom openings, artist talks, and tours. Read each brief description and check out each artist or exhibition page link for full details.
Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery – Covid-19 protocols
Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery
MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, BUT VACCINE PASSPORTS ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY.
September 2022 – August 2023
November 4 – 20, 2022
Like a Circle in Spiral
In Like a Circle in Spiral, Maryam Tavakoli attempts to re-interpret the Identity-Memory relationship. Given that identity is intertwined with memory, the two concepts cannot be defined separately. The artist reflects upon this fact by highlighting the fluidity and dynamicity of memory.
Opening night is Friday, November 4, 2022, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Please visit the artist page for more information.
October 8 – 23, 2022
A Home Without Innocence
*Content Warning* Sexual Abuse
A Home Without Innocence looks at Franklins’ childhood experiences of sexual abuse as a means to generate awareness and conversation about ending the cycle of abuse. Pulling from primary imagery, Google Street View, and memory to construct a narrative of the environments of his upbringing. Utilizing imagery of the houses he lived in and where the abuse took place, the work examines the psychological space of that time period. Additionally, the exhibition looks to provide support and a platform to victims and other survivors.
Opening Friday October 7, 2022, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Please see the artist page for more information.
September 10 – 25, 2022
Bright Black Starry Sunny Night
In Bright Black Starry Sunny Night, Neil McClelland takes his childhood home as a starting point for considering ideas of place, home, belonging, transformation, and human relationships to nature and the cosmos. In these paintings, he seeks to create a fictional place of deep beauty but also of tension and uncertainty in which anything might happen. Night skies imbue this imagined world with a sense of isolation and magnitude, an opening of the cosmos beyond what a farmyard scene might ordinarily suggest.
Opening Friday, September 9, 2022, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.