The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to present Things I Bumped Into in The Dark - an exhibition of explorations in contemporary art, from January 9th - February 8th, 2013. Things I Bumped into in the Dark offers work from Okanagan based contemporary artists alongside work of artists from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Newfoundland.
From the photo/painting work of Emily Geen, to the highly graphic paper work of Kevin Spetifore, to the sketching practice through to finished painting of David Alexander, to the fantastical blanket fort installation of Julia Prudhomme, the large scale atmospheric painting of River Lewis and the ceremonial, sculptural masks of Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, this exhibition highlights an engagement with contemporary art and contemporary art issues, such as personal experience, memory, play, research, landscape, artistic traditions and abstraction, that Okanagan-based artists have.
Alongside these talented local artists, the Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to also be showing the abstract paintings of Montreal-based artist Lesley Anderson, the mixed media, painterly collages of New Foundland-based artist Danny Woodrow, photo vignettes based on walks taken in Nelson BC, by Toronto-based artist Sandra Rechico and the site specific, photo-based work of Vancouver-based artist Joey Dubuc and Vancouver / Kelowna-based artist Kristoff Steinruck.
The Things I Bumped Into in the Dark - an exhibition of explorations in contemporary art opens on Wednesday January 9th from 6 - 8pm. Many of these artists will be in attendance for the opening. On Saturday January 12th, River Lewis, Kevin Spetifore and Julia Prudhomme will be on hand for artist talks and a discussion about the challenges of maintaining a contemporary art practice in the Okanagan. And on Saturday February 2nd, UBC Okanagan Art History student Laura Wylie will present a talk on the art historical and contemporary connections that the work of the artists in The Things I Bumped Into in the Dark touch on, embrace and work in opposition to. All events and openings are free and open to the public.