2023 Fraser Valley Biennial
Dates: Jan 27 - May 6, 2023
Location: The Reach Gallery Museum 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC Canada
Curator: Candace Couse
Artists: Sarah Louise Brammer, Olivia de Fleuriot Perry, Michael Doerksen, Amy Dyck, Paula Funk, Kat Grabowski, Erica Grimm, Cara Guri, Davida Kidd, Lorena Krause, Russell Leng, Scott Moore, Luke Pardy, Amberlie Perkin, Devon Riley, Laura Rosengren, Ellen Scobie, Jennifer Shepit, Shel Stefan, Tracie Stewart, Cobi Timmermans, Qahraman Yousif
Couse has set the theme for this year’s Biennial as “the body,” and has encouraged artists to explore this concept as broadly as possible. The resulting exhibition includes work in a variety of media that approach “the body” through a variety of lenses, including: issues of ability and disability, disease, strength and resilience, athleticism, tissues/organs/microorganisms, the five senses, and the relationship between the body and technology. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to reflect on the body as both a literal and symbolic object, as well as on their own embodied experiences.