Join the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in celebrating the first edition of the Alternator ArtMart – a vending machine filled with art from local artists. Visitors can buy artwork directly from the machine. Alternator will have ten fantastic artists who have each created a series of objects for them: things to wear, things to use, things to look at, and things to make you think. Every art piece is priced between $2 and $20.
This first edition of ArtMart will be placed in the atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. You can visit the ArtMart at this location from May 2 – July 6 this year.
To be the first to claim an art piece from the ArtMart, meet the artists, celebrate and snack come to the Alternator on May 2nd. The event will run from 6pm to 8pm.
In addition to the ArtMart launch, Alternator is having a double exhibition opening. “Sequestered Elements” is a thesis exhibition by MFA Student Joe Fowler that sheds light on the material culture of coastal regions of Newfoundland. He creates art work that expands on a rich tradition of creating things – tools, furniture, shelter, vehicles – from whatever is lying around. “Sequestered Elements” is on view from April 12th to May 4th.
“Interstice” is a collection of works by artists who explore place and the spaces within. Alison Trim, Vanessa Figueroa, Will Hoffman, Sarah Polak, Pip Dryden, and Charles Landa have all created works that explore how we navigate, respond to, and interact with the spaces we experience. The brief moments we occupy space are interstices, which refers to a space that intervenes between things, or a time between events. This exhibition is as much about identity as it is about space, as all the artists utilize personal experience to interpret the places we reside in or come from. “Interstice” is part of the UBCO Intermission Series, and will be on view at the Alternator from May 2nd to 11th.