New exhibition at Kamloops Art Gallery by local artist Robin Hodgson – Kamloops News

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New exhibition by a local artist

Sydney Chisholm

The new exhibition at Kamloops Art Gallery’s Cube features paintings by a local artist.

Sailing Pretty Close To The Wind is a collection of paintings created by Kamloops artist Robin Hodgson over the past few years.

“Most if not all of these works came during the pandemic,” said exhibition curator Craig Willms.

“Part of what he is [Hodgson’s] doesn’t just deal with his own disability or what he calls his post-capable life. He looks in more general terms and then thinks about it a lot during the pandemic. »

Hodgson has been a quadriplegic since his teenage years following a car accident.

The Cube is a small gallery within the Kamloops Art Gallery. Willms said because he encourages artists to experiment because it’s a small space.

“I use the cube as a project space. So I look for artists who work in a contemporary practice,” he said.

Willms said that when looking for exhibits to feature in The Cube, he focused primarily on artists from the interior of British Columbia.

Hodgson is a graduate of Thompson Rivers University. In 2019, he received the Kamloops Mayor’s Award for the Arts as Emerging Artist of the Year.

Sailing Pretty Close To The Wind will be on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery, located at 101-465 Victoria Street, until June 18.

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