Children of Icarus

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 14,  6:00-8:00 pm

exhibition dates: March 14 – May 11, 2019

Gallery Features Contemporary Aviation Exhibition

“Harder’s photorealistic work of cloud formations and aviation are stunning to look at, but this exhibition challenges you to look deeper into the context in which the individual pieces were created. We are excited to bring this work to Vernon and hope you make a point of stopping in to see Children of Icarus.” -Dauna Kennedy, VPAG Executive Director

Keith Harder’s exhibition Children of Icarus, featured in the Topham Brown Memorial Gallery from March 14 – May 11, brings together two distinct bodies of paintings, both of which directly and indirectly reference aviation and the human condition. The most recent large-scale paintings in the series titled ILL Winds portray the meteorological phenomena of cloud formations while the small-scale, intimate paintings from the series titled Anamnesis highlight the details of decrepit fuselages of vintage airplanes.

This exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Kelowna International Airport.


Image: Keith Harder, ILL Winds: East, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 108” x 78”


Mar 14 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada