Double Opening Reception: Robert Taite & Vikki Drummond


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening to the public on September 16 2016.

In the Main Gallery, Winnipeg artist Robert Taite presents Acrow Pillow Prop, a collection of architectural paintings that explore the poetics of space. Using the gallery wall as a blank canvas for experimentation and play, Taite uses found fabrics as substitutes for mark-making. Paint mis-tints and structural forms create repetition in pattern and formation, striving towards a serendipitous abstraction through assemblage. Taite, a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competitions, has exhibited throughout Canada, most recently at the gallery AKA Artist Run in Saskatoon, SK.

In the Window Gallery, Kelowna artist Vikki Drummond presents Wonderland Redux, a collection of paintings exploring Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. Reimagined through the counter-culture of 1960’s New York City, these paintings focus on the dark, strange, madcap and silly, highlighting the unique and unpredictable nature of the classic tale. Drummond is a self-taught artist and has exhibited commercially throughout the Okanagan. Wonderland Redux marks Drummond’s first professional solo show.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art welcomes you to visit our space between September 16 and October 29 to view these exhibitions. Please join us for an Opening Reception on September 16 from 7-9pm; both artists will be in attendance. All events take place at The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and are free to the public.

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.