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Cranbrook Arts Gallery

The Gallery at Cranbrook Arts is the city’s first dedicated Art Gallery!

 

Open Wed - Sat, 11:00 - 4:00

Current Exhibit

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Opening Reception 

Thursday June 13

6:30 - 8:00

Up Coming Exhibits

Erica Konrad - Everything Became Beautiful

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My current body of work is based on my interpretation of animal and plant cells. The work is inspired by my recent journey through breast cancer and healing, with the core of my work being a contradiction between fragility and strength. The direction I took marks a paradigm shift in my work, with a focus on installation, colour, forms and patterns linking the micro and macro worlds.

 ​After facing my own mortality, all things around me became beautiful, the natural world and its beauty was amplified. I went into nature to heal, hiking mountains and visiting the ocean, taking photographs of plants, shapes and colours. Because plants have rigid cell walls and do not die from cancer, I felt particularly drawn to studying them. This paired with research on microscopic images of cells, led to the inspiration for this body of work. Exploring the connections between science and art, I focussed on merging the rational with the abstract. As everything happens at the cellular level, I was acutely aware of the profound effects these tiny cells have on human consciousness and how one cell gone wrong can alter someone’s life. Dissecting the cell structure and reassembling the elements into something beautiful is my attempt to document the journey.  

Pairing natural material (paper and wax) with plastic (plexiglass and mylar) was deliberate to contrast healing to the disease. Rigid forms that morph into a flowing mass signifies the tension between order and chaos and the feeling of being out of control, and the importance of letting go. These cells could belong to anyone and everyone. “Everything Became Beautiful” is a love letter to healthy cells, and a personal testament to courageously moving forward into new territory.  

Funding for this work was generously provided by:  Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the Columbia Basin Trust

About Our Gallery

Opening in 2021, the Gallery has showcased the work of dozens of artists though solo, duo and group exhibitions. While our focus is on showcasing Artists from the Columbia Basin, we occasionally show work from beyond the region. Our exhibitions run for 1 to 2 months on average.

 

Our goal is to provide an engaging and educational experience for our patrons, and to support artists working in various disciplines at different points in their Artist journey.

The Cranbrook Arts Gallery is accessible to all and is free to visit.

 

The public is welcome to attend Artist receptions and Artist talks 

Join our Newsletter for current Exhibition announcements for dates.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, we appreciate donations!

Exhibit with Us

We are currently booking into 2025.

Find more information about submitting your work,

and calls for submissions

Membership

Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 annually.

 

Why Purchase a Membership?

- Shows your support

- Vote at our Sept AGM

- Waived entry fees for group exhibits

- 10% off art supplies

@ Cranbrook Photo

- 10% off art supplies

@ Funk Haus Craft Lab

Volunteer

As a non profit organization Cranbrook Art's relies on volunteers to help keep our doors open.

 

If you are interested in Gallery Hosting

 

Please Contact Us:

cdac@cranbrookarts.com

Sponsor

Gallery sponsorship supports exhibit receptions, artist fees, an artist talk, or an affiliated workshop.

 

You or your company will be acknowledged as the exhibition sponsor at the reception, as well as on our print materials, website and social media.

Please Contact 

Kristin: director@cranbrookarts.com

Attend

Everyone is welcome to attend our Artist receptions and Artist talks.

 

Join our Newsletter

and you will receive information 

Calls for Submission 

Exhibition Announcements 

Reception Dates

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