There is a new display in the Rock Family Gallery at the Mission Arts Centre, the 2021 Fraser Valley Biennial.
Partnering once again with The Reach Gallery, the Mission Arts Centre is one of five venues chosen to display the 2021 Biennial, which showcases the extraordinary talents of several Fraser Valley artists.
Co-curators, Kendra Anderson and Kate Bradford encouraged the artists to submit work that has been “catalyzed by, responds to, or anticipates possible futures resulting from the current state of global affairs, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and growing demands for racial justice.”
As co-curators Anderson and Bradford also “felt a strong responsibility to be strongly inclusive of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists, and the result is a Biennial exhibition that embodies this particular time and place in the visual arts, and the challenges we currently face”.
This year 25 artists were selected from communities across the Fraser Valley, from Mission, Langley Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and Maple Ridge.
The 201 Fraser Valley Biennial is on now until July 3 in the Rock Family Gallery at the Mission Arts Centre (33529 First Ave.).