Amelia Douglas Gallery

Current exhibit


The End of the Affair
Re-imagined Roles and 20th-Century Cinema

Paintings by Stefanie Denz

September 15-October 22, 2016

Opening reception: Thursday, September 15, 4:30-7:30pm
Refreshments provided
No-host bar
Everyone welcome

Artists' talk: Friday, September 16, 10am
In the Gallery
Everyone welcome

The End of the Affair

In the relatively brief history of film, many glamourous starlets have graced the screen by relying on their youth and beauty. With the social change of the sexual revolution, gender power struggles and the dynamism it produced in culture became apparent in some movies in the 1960s and 1970s. I became particularly interested in movies and directors that presented women who understood the deeply entrenched limitedness of their powers and remained uncooperative victims of their circumstances. Despite this unblinking gaze at reality, the characters exercised their powers as much as they could. 

These films form some of the social backdrop of the years I grew up, when there was a growing belief that things could be different. It seems since then issues that were once considered relevant have become too complicated to easily package. Whatever the moods of the times, something shapes them. I am curious about what brings us to where we are now and find that film gives us a glimpse of what forces are at work. To me, late 20th-century films offer some refreshing views.

--Stefanie Denz

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday Closed

The gallery is closed between exhibits

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
One block from New Westminster Skytrain Station.

For more information, please contact Krista Eide, Arts Events Officer, or 604-527-5723.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Jayeonmi (Natural Beauty)
Works by Ilsoo Kyung
October 27-December 10, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, October 27, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Refreshments, no-host bar and live music
Artist's talk: Friday, October 28, 10am in the gallery