July 19 to September 29, 2013
David Alexander, Entering the Beginnings of the Big Dipper's Horizon, acrylic on canvas, 1989.
David Alexander currently lives in the Okanagan. He has travelled the world, experiencing and interpreting landscape as he has hiked and boated through it. The Shape of Place brings together works from all phases of the career, of this nationally recognised artist depicting such varied locales as the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, the Canadian prairies, and the Rocky Mountains. Alexander's paintings are characterized by their intensity of vision, strong, vibrant colour, and convincing sense of the particularities of place. He works to personally extend the meaning and role of landscape painting as a contemporary activity, field of thought and endeavour. In his hands, landscape painting survives as a valid, living pursuit, not something relegated to the past. It could be said that his work is actually not so much about landscape as it is about nature, and one's experience when immersed in the natural environment. This exhibition is organised and circulated by Kelowna Art Gallery.
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