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Double Opening Reception: Fern Helfand & Mat Glenn

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//WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE THE PROBLEM?//
Fern Helfand, Neon Kohkom, Tannis Nielsen & Samuel Roy-Bois
A young Caucasian boy’s cheeks are streaked with war paint as he proudly dons a feathered Indigenous war bonnet. A little girl’s face is colored black with chocolate Quik powder, and a black-skinned inflatable “Hug-a-Bug” doll dangles from her hand. This image from Helfand’s childhood lies at the axis of the exhibition. Issues of cultural appropriation, stereotyping, racism and privilege aim to challenge the viewer and to prompt them to think about how they too might be implicated no matter how innocent their actions might be.

//NEGLECT//
Mathew Glenn
Inspired by a Japanese philosophy of beauty that values the aesthetics of weathered and flawed materials, Neglect pays homage to the unappreciated. With this investigation of neglected objects, Glenn seeks to challenge the way we look at others, as well as ourselves.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located in Kelowna at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue.

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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