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.