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Artist calls for letters for upcoming art exhibit

Artist Amy Modahl has written you a letter, and your response might end up part of her upcoming exhibit at the Kamloops Art Gallery
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An artist who will soon be featured at the Kamloops Art Gallery is asking for responses to a letter as part of the work she plans to exhibit.

Artist Amy Modahl has provided a letter for people to respond to.

The letter is as follows:


Dear...

How have you been? We’ve been apart for so long with the pandemic stretching distances and emotion, a shared experience that has changed all of our lives. Considering these changes and challenges, I thought I would ask for your experiences and thoughts. Your contributions will become interconnected within an art installation.

I will transform your replies into a long letter-like artwork where I rewrite your words, intermingling, overlaying, and abstracting them in ink on paper rolls. The resulting installation will welcome you to The Cube at the Kamloops Art Gallery, opening in June 2021.

I’d love to hear from you by letter or email, in direct or indirect answer to my opening question. For the sake of creative challenge, please keep your replies to 100 words or less.

Become a part of this project by responding to "How have you been?" by letter or email (contacts below) by May 1, 2021.


Responses can be sent via email to ajmodahl@gmail.com or by mail to Amy Modahl, c/o Kamloops Art Gallery, 101-465 Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9.

Modahl has also asked letter writers to indicate if they agree to have their letter to be used in a publication produced for the exhibition, which will be catalogued by the gallery and the library.

The work created by the artist will be featured in The Cube gallery at the Kamloops Art Gallery from June 26 to September 11.

Modahl has a master of fine arts degree from UBC Okanagan and is a frequent exhibitor in Kelowna, Calgary and Vernon.