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Last chance to view The Shape of Place at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

January 11, 2013

(Charlottetown, P.E.) - The Confederation Centre Art Gallery would like to remind Islanders that there are just a few days remaining to view The Shape of Place--a survey exhibition of British Columbia-based visual artist, David Alexander.

Alexander works in a modern landscape dialect and has traveled widely making his imagery international, as well as regional to parts of this country - Saskatchewan, the Kootenays, the Rockies and beyond. The acrylic painter seeks out places without a great deal of human footprint and strives to capture and convey the basic essence and natural histories of these sites. This exhibit displays large scale, vibrant acrylics and is the culmination of seven years of the landscape artist's works.

Alexander grew up on Canada's West Coast and spent his childhood motoring up and down the islands off the North West in a tug boat with this father. This epic, ever-changing landscape, and his family's friendship with confidantes of famous B.C. painter Emily Carr left their marks on Alexander and led him towards his preferred style. He has since explored the natural world in many other settings, including the Arctic, Iceland, Greenland, and northern Scotland and all are present in this exhibit of richly layered depictions.

The Shape of Place is organized and circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery and is curated by Liz Wylie, curator with said gallery. The exhibit is accompanied by a trade book on the artist, published by McGill-Queen's University Press which is available at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
David Alexander: The Shape of Place shows until January 20, 2013.

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Photo Cutline: Tropical Punched, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 167.6 x 144.7 cm, 66 x 57 in. Collection of the artist. Photo: Yuri Akuney.