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Want to scream and throw things in public? Check out this new Kamloops art exhibit

The piece 'Time To Let Go' by Babak Golkar is featured in 2014 at the Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Charo Neville
July 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — An exhibition currently on display at the Kamloops Art Gallery that focuses on ceramic artwork has a unique way for the public to express themselves.

It's called Ionic Bonds and is curated by Charo Neville of the Kamloops Art Gallery. It's an original exhibition featuring the work of ten artists from across B.C.

"The idea here is to kind of revisit ceramics within a contemporary public art gallery context," she says.

Neville explains how ceramics aren't typically seen in a public art gallery. They are more seen as historical objects in a museum or as craft objects for sale and in this exhibit, the public can experience various pieces through different approaches — including three interactive pieces.

One room in the gallery shows a video on the wall of a past exhibition at work where people are throwing clay at the wall.

"It's inviting the viewer to take a hunk of clay and throw it at the wall so it becomes a collaborative work in a way," she says. "The artist is offering you this experience while also, you're contributing to this kind of ongoing painting or sculptural work that's in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition."

Another interactive piece includes a piece called Time To Let Go which features screaming pots.

"There are these three huge terracotta pots resting in a pile of dirt and it's an invitation to come scream within the pots to let go of all your anxieties, fears and do something you wouldn't normally do within a gallery in a public space."

The Ionic Bonds exhibition will run until Sept. 21 and features the work of Maggie Boyd, Steven Brekelman, Tom Burrows, Babak Golkar, Glenn Lewis, Eunice Luk, Eric Metcalfe, Paul Mathieu, Gailan Ngan and Wayne Ngan.

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