Together Alone: A Community Responds to Quarantine Group Exhibition at the Fort Gallery
July 17—August 16
The Fort Gallery is pleased to present Together Alone, a group exhibition exploring the impacts of quarantine and isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we tentatively emerged from quarantine the Fort Gallery invited artists to consider themes of connection, community isolation and the innovative ways that we find ‘togetherness” while physically alone. The community responded enthusiastically! This exhibition features thirty emerging and established artists from Langley and beyond presenting photographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture.
As many of us have spent the last months finding ways to connect even while physically isolated, the artists included in this exhibition have taken refuge in their creative practices as a way to cope with and understand our changing reality. Some artists use the language of abstraction to describe the complex dynamics of the inner life during this time. Other artists explore the ways that nature has provided an important refuge and escape from the monotonous four walls of our homes. Still others, through drawings, paintings and photographs of the human figure, consider the ways that we are re-thinking what it means to connect and be together. Resonances of loneliness, solitude, distance and connect echo through the works in this diverse exhibition.
Together Alone runs July 17-August 16 at the Fort Gallery. Due to social distancing measures short artist talks will be posted on the gallery’s social media throughout the run of the exhibition, follow the Fort Gallery on Facebook and Instagram to view the talks.
Jesse Vance, "Benched" May 28/2020, 38x28, Photo Print
Scott Campbell, Tally Marks (BLANK) / March - June 2020; June 2020; 31"x23" (total 62"x46", not including space between images);
Watercolour and marker on paper, plexiglass
Holly Winters, "Solitude and Self" 2020, 14"x11", Acrylic
Joy Kinna, "The Space Between Now and Then" 2020, 36 x 36" acrylic and pastel on raw canvas
Fort Gallery / 9048 Glover Road / Fort Langley / 604.888.7411 / Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 5pm
The Fort Gallery resides on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwantlen, Katzie and Coast Salish nations. We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of the following funders as well as our members, donors and volunteers.