New group of work by UBC stu­dents goes on dis­play at Al­ter­na­tor gallery

The Daily Courier - - LIFE & ARTS -

The next in­stal­ment of an ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing se­lected works by three Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia vis­ual arts stu­dents starts to­day at Kelowna’s Al­ter­na­tor Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art.

Works in the In­ter­mis­sion Se­ries The Pas­ture fo­cus on cre­ative ex­plo­ration and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion but, per­haps un­ex­pect­edly, re­sult in an un­der­stated, sub­tle and for­mally bal­anced vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence.

Moozhan Ah­madzade­gan’s work con­sid­ers the bound­aries of tra­di­tional paint­ing, while Pa­tri­cia Leine­mann ex­am­ines her process, which is filled with un­cer­tainty and cu­rios­ity. Kara Sikora’s work investigates pre­vail­ing views of in­dus­trial ma­te­ri­als, and the way con­text and process can com­pli­cate our un­der­stand­ing of mat­ter. Th­ese artists were se­lected for the es­thet­i­cally for­mal na­ture of their work and the un­der­ly­ing ex­plo­ration of ex­per­i­men­tal pro­cesses.

The Al­ter­na­tor will host an open­ing re­cep­tion for The Pas­ture from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. The Pas­ture is on show at the Al­ter­na­tor to Oct. 21.

In­ter­mis­sion is a joint ini­tia­tive between the Al­ter­na­tor Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art and stu­dents of the Crit­i­cal and Cre­ative Stud­ies Depart­ment at UBC Okana­gan. It is in­tended to be a “show between shows” at the Al­ter­na­tor to as­sist lo­cal art stu­dents gain prac­ti­cal work ex­pe­ri­ence in a pro­fes­sional ex­hi­bi­tion en­vi­ron­ment.

The Al­ter­na­tor Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art is an artist-run cen­tre lo­cated at the Ro­tary Cen­tre for the Arts, 421 Caw­ston Ave. The Al­ter­na­tor Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art is a reg­is­tered non-profit, char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to the de­vel­op­ment of the cre­ative com­mu­nity. Since 1989, the Al­ter­na­tor has shown the work of emerg­ing Cana­dian artists, fo­cused on in­no­va­tive and non-tra­di­tional medi­ums en­gaged in so­cial and cul­tural is­sues.

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