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Double Opening :Tia Halliday and Amy Modahl



Fri, Aug 18th, 2017


5:00 pm


Join us at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art on Friday, August 18, 2017, 7-9 P.M. for the opening of Tia Halliday’s "If Eyes had Feet: The Kinesthetic Pictorial", and Amy Modahl's "The Debate".

Tia Halliday uses performance, photography and dance as a way of physically negotiating paradigms of painterly abstraction. Her performances, or performed paintings, are a mode of generative research; to analyze, create and pose questions about the body’s relationship to painting and sculpture.

"If Eyes had Feet: The Kinesthetic Pictorial" will include the exhibition of five digital performance collages on aluminum created from documentation of her performance work. In addition, the exhibition will feature a series of photographs and paper collages created by the artist, which act as physical artifacts of a highly embodied and multidisciplinary process.

Additonally, Amy Modahl's "The Debate" will coincide in our window space. The exhibit is a drawn mural that will fill the space from floor to ceiling. The project is representational of the persuasive physical messages communicated by politicians. The project focuses on how a politician sits, whether they gesture frequently, emotively, and other gestures. The work explores the meaning behind what physical movements convey. A politicians physical presence can contribute to seeming disingenuous or believable. Although it may have a humorous tone, the hopes of “the debate” is to demonstrate the underlying power of the body within discourses that persuade during an electric cycle.

The event is free and open to the public.


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

103-421 Cawston Ave,, Kelowna



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