deluge contemporary art

September 11 to October 10, 2015

25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future

Stephanie Aitken, Mowry Baden, Christina Battle & Adán De La Garza, Blue Republic, Tamsin Clark, Adam Davis, Todd A Davis, Michael Doerksen, Michelle Forsyth, Kevin Haas, Patrick Howlett, Jessica Karuhanga, Daniel Laskarin, Alex MacKenzie, Mike Andrew McLean, Sandra Meigs, Erik Moskowitz & Amanda Trager, Tara Nicholson, Steven Rayner, Jennet Thomas, Matt Trahan, Paul Walde, Kendra Wallace, Jess Willa Wheaton, Robert Youds

Opening Friday, September 11, 7 to 10 pm

25% Off Pre Exhibition Sale

To celebrate 25 years of artistic innovation regionally, nationally and internationally, Deluge Contemporary Art and Antimatter [Media Art] host an extraordinary fundraiser September 11 through October 10, 2015. The event—25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future—features the work of 25 acclaimed artists who have previously been exhibited through Deluge/Antimatter. With the production assistance of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria, each artist has created an exclusive edition of three large format multiples printed with colour-fast aqueous pigment inks on archival paper. The limited edition prints are available to the public for advance online purchase at an exceptional price, as well as at the gala opening and exhibition at Deluge. 25 unites participants in a unique and adventurous project by situating these multiples within the realm of digital production and postinternet practice, often expanding on the artists' previous work to specifically engage with the medium and technology.

Over the past quarter century, Deluge Contemporary Art—along with Antimatter [Media Art]—has evolved into the leading light of Victoria's visual and media art community. Founded in 1991, Deluge (known as Rogue Art until 2005) and Antimatter have since presented the work of more than 4,000 artists in 300+ exhibitions and 17 annual festivals to an audience of over 350,000 on southern Vancouver Island, the lower mainland and internationally through our touring programs and partnership with Diluvio Arte e Ideas in Mexico City. Despite our location on a relatively small island, the career trajectories and reputations of artists affiliated with Deluge and Antimatter over the decades are impressive, comprising artists and educators of significant stature and innovative tendencies (two Governor General award winners are included in 25) whose work is exhibited nationally and internationally, represented in public and private collections and by leading commercial galleries.

Pre exhibition sales are available now online, a rare opportunity for collectors—regional, national and international—to invest in limited edition artworks at preferential pricing while supporting the future vision and programming of a dedicated, evolving and ambitious organization.

Michelle Forsyth: Orange Object on Red, 2015
Matt Trahan: Untitled (Proteus), 2011
Kendra Wallace: the river, 2013
© Deluge Contemporary Art, 2015
Deluge Art Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
Canadian Art, Art Gallery Greater Victoria