David Alexander: The Shape of Place

This travelling exhibition from the Kelowna Art Gallery presents paintings which survey Alexander’s international career of over 30 years. His lively renderings convey an immersion into the Canadian landscape. Alexander received his BFA from Notre Dame University in Nelson in 1979, and later completed his MFA at the University of Saskatchewan. His art is in…

2013 Nov 23 – 2014 Feb 02

Curated by Liz Wylie

The Shape of Place, on loan from the Kelowna Art Gallery, presents a survey show of Lake Country-based artist David Alexander. Alexander works in a modern landscape idiom and has travelled widely so that his imagery is international, as well as depicting many regions of Canada. He likes to seek out places without a great deal of human footprint and strives to capture and convey the basic essence and natural histories of the places he paints.

Alexander works in acrylic on canvas and usually in large scale. The Treadgold/Bullock Gallery will have a comprehensive selection of these paintings installed, on loan from other galleries, corporations and private collectors, as well as from the artist. In the Reynolds Gallery will be sketchbooks in vitrines, and installations of works on paper, some done in situ on painting trips, and small acrylic-on-panel paintings.

This exhibition is accompanied by 15-minute audio tour by Alexander and a trade book with texts by six authors on the artist, being published for the Kelowna Art Gallery by McGill-Queen’s University Press. This book is available for sale at the Gallery and online.

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