Behind Closed Doors

April 16, 2020


With this thought-provoking installation, Krista Kilvert draws our attention to the truths and consequences of domestic violence also known as IPV [Intimate Partner Violence], gender-based violence and femicide. Kilvert utilizes the gallery environment as a powerful platform for public engagement to stimulate dialogue and serve as a catalyst of social awareness. Violence against women exists on every continent, in every country, every culture and all ethnicities. It affects women regardless of their socio-economic status, education, sexual orientation, age or health. The World Health Organization identifies violence against women as the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world.


Utilizing mirrors and statistical facts Kilvert reminds us of the omnipresence of IPV. An abstracted generic community of little paper houses reinforce another fact – that this could be any town, anywhere, any place – and involve anybody as there are no stereotypes within domestic violence. Tragic consequences are reflected in framed commentary hand-written by victims of domestic violence who have been incarcerated for killing their intimate partners. The exhibition is an eye-opener and must see – for men and women alike.

The exhibition is on from March 27 – May 2 / Opening Sat March 28 1 – 3 PM

O’Connor Group Art Gallery

Chilliwack Cultural Centre

9201 Corbould Street Chilliwack

Gallery Hours 12- 5 pm Wed – Sat

Free Admission

April 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

O\’Connor Group Art Gallery
9201 Corbould St
Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2P 4A6