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Exhibition Opening Reception for Honky Tonk Chapel: Kevin McKenzie

June 5 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Excerpt from Father, Son, Holy Ghost by Kevin McKenzie

Renowned Cree/Métis artist Kevin McKenzie celebrates his first exhibition in the Okanagan at the FINA Gallery on UBC Okanagan Campus with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 5 from 5 to 7 pm. This reception is a free event, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The exhibition Honky Tonk Chapel curated by UBC Okanagan Gallery Curator, Dr. Stacey Koosel features Kevin McKenzie’s well known series of resin-cast, neon glowing buffalo skulls, in an installation which juxtaposes pop culture, muscle cars, hot rods and honky tonk bar references with sacred icons intrinsic to Indigenous traditional beliefs and spirituality, such as buffalo skulls and religious motifs.

Kevin McKenzie’s exhibition Honky Tonk Chapel is open to the public from May 10 to August 22, at the FINA Gallery in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies building on UBC Okanagan Campus. Open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm.

About the Artist:

Head shot of the artist Kevin McKenzieKevin McKenzie was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is a member of the Cowessess First Nation on Treaty 4 territory. He rose to prominence in the early 2000s with his self-described ‘lowbrow’ buffalo skull series 426 Hemi (2010), Hot Rod Buffalo (2003), Red Voodoo (2010) and Immortals (2010) which were acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.


June 5
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Creative and Critical Studies Building (CCS) – FINA Gallery
1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Exhibition, Reception/Celebration, Social
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students