PATRICK LUNDEEN | EAR WORMS
November 21, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Opening Thursday, November 21
Artist Talk at 7:30PM in the ballroom| Reception to follow in the ODD Gallery
at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC
Patrick Lundeen’s Dadaistic, improvisation-based, sound-making sculptures are simultaneously humorous and abrasive. Lundeen’s process includes freely associating with the meanings already within the found materials that he manipulates, and the creation of new forms based on creative intuition. The works in Ear Worms have the feel of objects that have been put together quickly by someone with little skill – yet the hope of the artist is that the works will create feelings that transcends the cheap materials that are used in their construction. If the viewer were to leave the gallery is a better mood and feeling more positively connection to the everyday world then the goals of the artist have been met.
PATRICK LUNDEEN is an artist, teacher and musician born in Lethbridge Alberta and currently based in Kelowna BC where he teaches painting and drawing at The University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus).
He has had past exhibitions at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Kelowna), L’Ecart (Rouyn-Noranda), Mike Weiss Gallery (NYC), ThreeWalls (Chicago), Confederation Centre (Charlottetown), Wetterling Gallery (Stockholm), Katherine Mulherin (Toronto), Parisian Laundry (Montreal), L’Oeil de Poisson, (Quebec) and AKA Gallery (Saskatoon). Lundeen has received research and creation grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and his work has been written about in numerous exhibition catalogues as well as in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Time Out Chicago and Flash Art.