You won’t even need to go inside to see Kelowna Art Gallery’s latest installation

You won’t even need to go inside to see Kelowna Art Gallery’s latest installation

If you walk by the Kelowna Art Gallery over the coming months, you’ll likely notice a new installation.

Simone King is the artist behind the new presentation called Bloom, which you will be able to see from the sidewalk day or night.

<who>Photo Credit: Kelowna Art Gallery</who>Simone King

King’s work utilizes needle-felted wool, assorted textiles and clay to create an arresting narrative that unfolds across The Glass Gallery window space.

In front of a mesmerizing “wool painting,” visitors will see three fantastical creatures named Mossy, Babyface and Debbie.

“Each of the monstrous creatures represented in the exhibition are meant to embody otherness and isolation, while reminding us that imperfections do not diminish our worthiness of care and peace,” explains King.

Mossy is a large green wooly creature, Babyface has fledgling wings and a long great tail, and Debbie has eight fuzzy legs, a brown thorax and buttons for eyes.

<who>Photo Credit: Kelowna Art Gallery</who>Bloom

According to the KAG, Bloom comes from King’s own journey and personal catharsis, with each of the four pieces of art representing a distinct point in their healing process.

It reminds viewers that inspiration can be found in the beauty that emerges from even the most challenging chapters of life.

King, who received a BFA from UBC Okanagan, specializes in contemporary textile art with a primary focus on needle felting and wool while exploring themes of catharsis, healing and identity.

Bloom will be in The Glass Gallery window space to be enjoyed until April 2024.

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