‌Past Exhibitions, 2013 —

The Lost One(s)
New Media Exhibition

November 15 - November 28

The Gallery, Room B136

" a practical contribution to a media system (e.g., some product, tool or method) intended to challenge underlying assumptions or reveal new ways of proceeding." - Stuart Moulthrop

New Media works of intervention by UFV Visual Arts students. These works will be responses to Moulthrop's description of what an intervention might be in our emerging age of Electracy in which media become both active and discursive and the role of the artist is to use theory to invent forms and practices appropriate to the new epoch.



How I Remember
Photography Exhibit

October 30, 2013 - November 11, 2013

The Gallery, Room B136

The past is not for living in. It is a well of conclusions from which we draw in order to act. - John Berger

This ehibition presents works in progress by Visual Art photography students. Both traditional and experimental processes are utilized to examine the role that history plays in defining intellectual and personal identity. The medium format camera is used to create typological portraits and landscapes that contribute to the cultural representation of contemporary life.


(Re)Constructing  Memories

Colin Mitchell (alumnus)

October 10, 2013 to October 25, 2013

The Gallery, Room B136

Opening reception: Thursday, October 10, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Artist will be in attendance.

Colin Mitchell's work addresses ideas about memory and re-imagines events in oftentimes impossible ways. Through the visual reconfiguration, he explores personal, cultural and familial identity, while subverting the status quo and creating a shift towards greater benevolence and social good. Colin earned a fine art diploma from UCFV in 1997 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 1999.

For more information about the artist and his work, please visit the following website: sites.google.com/site/colinmitchellartwork


Chris Friesen

September 24, 2013 - October 8, 2013

The Gallery, Room B136

Contiguity is an exhibiton by Christopher Friesen that examines connections between different series of paintings that he had produced for exhibition in public as well as commercial galleries over the past ten years. The space in painting that is between abstraction and representation had been a central question in his practice and this exhibition is about showing these various manifestations. The paintings range from the rigid formality of the grid, to the gestural brushwork of abstraction. These pieces dialogue with the viewer to discover greater connections and context.


Natural History
A Visual Consideration of Time, Nature, and Humanity

September 9 - 20, 2013

Opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Artist will be in attendance.

The Gallery, Room B136

Paula Funk is a painter who resides in Abbotsford. Using painting, drawing, photography and textiles, the exhibition examines connections between time, nature, and humanity. Questions about how human interactions with the natural world and the benefits, as well as the consequences, are explored in this solo exhibition.

For more information, contact Paula Funk at paula.funk@ufv.ca, or the Visual Arts department at visualarts@ufv.ca

VA 116: Multiples

Opening Reception Summer 2013 Multiples Exhibition (with overarching theme: packaging)

Andy Kim, Elisabeth Langton, Ashley Mussbacher, Willow Mussell, Jennifer Omeasoo, Jean Pierce, Sarah Rickard, Stewart Seymour, Andrea Smith, Bryan (Yun Zhu)

Interpretive and kinetic surprises abound Exhibition continues M-F, 9 – 5, June 21 – 27, 2013


Featuring works by:
Lindsay Craig, Jenessa Galmut, Chalie Howes, Jessica Laibahas, Lauralee Lamarche, Majd Mansour, Jenaya McChesney, Charissa Smith, Jeff Stackhouse.

Opening reception: April 26, 6:30pm, UFV Art Gallery, Room B136, Abbotsford campus

Exhibition location: UFV Abbotsford Campus, UFV Art Gallery B136 & the Art Wing of Building C

M-F 10 am to 6 pm

Event and Exhibition sponsored by University of the Fraser Valley, Student Union Society,
University of the Fraser Valley Alumni Association, University of the Fraser Valley Development Office,
and the University of the Fraser Valley Visual Arts department.

Watch the BFA 2013 Grad EXhibition video here.






Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin (Alumni)
Jennifer Pride (Alumni)

April 04 - 12

Within the contemporary landscape and because of its unpredictability and distruption to our patterns of living, nature is often valued in terms of loss: of time and money. Through Misery and Fantasy questions the idolization of these values in consideration of the once highly regarded appreciation for beatuy, and value of the beauty of nature in art. This urban tableau provides viewers a space for contemplation of what is synthetic and natural in consideration of our environment, our landscape and ourselves






Hope Secondary School, Senior Art Students (Selected Works)
Instructor, Chris Janzen (Alumni)

Mar 18 - 29

The works in this exhibition represent the first year of a new program at HSS, designed especially for students interested in the arts: Senior Studio Art. The participants were selected through an application process where they were asked to explain why they thought they could benefit from being challenged this year in art class. These students, who added their own slant to course assignments, experimented with materials, and consulted with peers, have been challenged from start to finish to exceed requirements whenever possible. Some works stem from class projects, while others were created outside of class time. Our hope is that this work not only displays the talents of each student but also provides a small glimpse into the mind of young artists living in Hope, BC.





UFV Visual Arts Faculty Feb 28 - Mar 13  Bldg B, Room 136

Opening Reception: Thursday February 28, 4-6pm Panel Discussion: Thursday March 7, 2-4pm

 The 2013 UFV Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Work in Progress, will highlight the development of artists over time. Each participating faculty member will exhibit an artwork from their undergraduate school days, as well as a more recent work. Life-long preoccupations may be revealed, progressions in form or content, or perhaps we may see drastic divergences in the artists' oeuvres. With its installation within an art school, this exhibition proposes that artists, whether students or instructors, are always 'works in progress.'

Please join us for food and drink at the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 28, from 4 - 6 pm in the Gallery (B136).

Please also join us for a Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 7th, from 2 - 4pm in the Painting and Drawing Studio (C1043). Three faculty artists - Bradley Borthwick, Sarah Ciurysek, and Shelley Stefan will each present brief overviews of their artistic careers, and then there will be a panel discussion on artists' development and education, which will be followed by a Q + A. The panel will be moderated by Jill Bain, UFV Art History Faculty member. Refreshments will be available.

All events are free and open to everyone. Come learn about your resident faculty artists!




Laura Dutton (Alumni)
Jan 28 - Feb 7  
Blgd B, Room 136.

Migration is a video installation consisting of two looping projections that form a visual dialogue. In one, Vancouver commuters walk across a glass-enclosed overpass between two skytrain stations. Momentarily trapped in a kind of urban ant farm, the travelers pass through a space that is neither quite here or there. They are ultimately going to and coming from another place; this is no one's destination. The other projection is also a recording of a daily commute. Here, a murder of crows flies overhead on the way to its evening roost. These transient spaces are passed through but seldom pondered, spaces in-between filled with movement, haste and repetition. Yet in them, a particular expression of our shared daily migration emerges.



Listen as the Whispers Look Around

Scott Schell (Alumni)

January 5 -27th   
Blgd B, Room 136.

UFV Alumni, Scott Schell, exhibits in The Visual Arts Gallery Listen as the Whispers Look Around
. This is an ambitious multi-media show by the 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts grad. The anthropomorphization of Schell as a rock or a growth sprouting from a tree not only asks for our consideration of our impact on the environment, but the documentation of these objects precariously placed throughout the Lower Mainland suggests a deep connection between the artist and nature, and an acute sensitivity of Schell to nature's transient whispers.


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