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Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk: Patrick Lundeen
November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
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.
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Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
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The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
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Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
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KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).