July 22nd to September 24th
The Lake Country Art Gallery presents its summer exhibition, Moored, featuring an installation of artworks by the Davis Road Collective. Comprising three women artists, Jane Everett, Lilly Thorne, and Lysle Barmby, the collective unites their creative skills from various western cities, driven by a shared concern for the encroachments of industry and recreation on the pristine interior of BC.
As the delicate balance of lakes and forests faces escalating threats from clear-cutting, the pine beetle epidemic, and a paradoxical form of 'recreation' that clashes with the very environment it aims to appreciate, the Davis Road Collective explores these pressing issues through their unique artistic expressions. Through a harmonious blend of photography, drawing, and textiles, this exhibition invites viewers to deeply contemplate their impact on the natural world.
"The concepts and conversations explored in the Moored exhibition unfold right here in Lake Country. We proudly boast about the area's natural beauty, yet a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore in Okanagan Centre exposes an uninterrupted string of moored boats cluttering the water...This is precisely why we cherish the presence of artists among us, as they possess the power to reveal our true essence and shed light on our ever-evolving nature. They serve as reminders of beauty while simultaneously sounding the alarm. Few question the substantial allocation of tax dollars toward road maintenance and the accommodation of more cars. But where does this lead us? What does the future hold?"
Wanda Lock, Curator