The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is kicking off the new year with this triple opening featuring works by Patrick Lundeen (Noise Farm), Rachel Neal (In Sebastopol), and Living Things (Story Objects, works by UBCO THTR 401 & CRWR 474 students).
Rachel Neal’s intention as an artist is to tell stories through layers and texture that can be felt. She creates emotionally charged movement by studying the space between the structured and the unpredictable.
In Sebastopol was inspired by a visit to see her eldest sister in California. She fell in love with the cool mornings, hot afternoons and windy evenings. She used writing excerpts from her personal journal and from some of her favourite books, including Pride and Prejudice and Little Women. Each story is a reflection of colour and environment, both external and internal.
In Sebastopol will be on view at the Alternator from January 11 to February 2, 2019.
Patrick Lundeen’s Dadaistic, improvisation-based, sound-making sculptures are simultaneously humorous and abrasive. Lundeen’s process includes freely associating with the meanings already within the found materials that he manipulates, and the creation of new forms based on creative intuition.
Many of the works included in Noise Farm contain elements that encourage viewer interaction and participation. Patrick Lundeen is an artist currently living and working in Kelowna, he teaches drawing and painting at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.