Review of Wonderland Redux Exhibition Sept/Oct 2016
More to paintings than brush strokes, colour and canvas
Anna Jacyszyn | Kelowna Daily Courior | Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:02 pm
I feel that for the past few weeks I have neglected an art form that involves movement, expression, colour, with shapes and lines arranged in a harmonious correlation.
I’m talking about paintings; the type of art you hang on a wall. When I see a painting, it creates a conversation of energy inside my mind. I might not even have the words for it, but I know I am excited at first glance. Seeing the work of an artist is so much more than viewing paint on a canvas; it’s a story that I can relate to in the moment. Even a figurative portrait is a pocket of time that I stare at and imagine a story in. I love imagination and I’m excited as B.C. Culture Days approach.
While doing my research, a local artist came into my radar and piqued my interest with a series of paintings themed around the fantasy of Alice in Wonderland . Vikki Drummond has created a succession of abstract paintings with this fantasy theme. The stories of Alice are adored by all who read the books or even perhaps watched the films. We, as adults with pallets that are slightly more sophisticated, can celebrate our child-like imagination by enjoying this exhibition aptly named Visual Meanderings. Created by Vikki and represented by ARTE functional owner Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, the pieces are on displays from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15. There will be an open house on Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m., with the artist in attendance. Everyone interested is welcome to attend and if you would like to see more before you visit in person, go to; vikkidrummondart.com and link to the wonderland collection.
The gallery is at The Factory, No. 2, 1302 St Paul St.
Solo Exhibitions in 2016
Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC
Summerland Arts Centre, Summerland BC
"Backwards and Forwards"
A NEW SOLO EXHIBITION COMING SOON******
Exhibition; Dear Diary
Armstrong Spallumcheen Art Gallery, Armstrong BC
by ARTE Funktional Gallery, Kelowna BC
Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon BC
May 2, 2014
Group Show - ARTE Funktional Gallery, St. Paul St. Kelowna BC
April 4 - 14th, 2013
Sopa Fine Arts
EXHIBITION: VIKKI DRUMMOND "Conversations with myself"
Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: December 1st 6 - 8pm
Exhibit duration: Dec 1 - 14th
Exhibiting works at the Centre for Learning (Library), Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna, BC
ASHPA NAIRA Gallery, Vernon, BC www.AshpaNairagallery.com
ARTFunctionale, The Factory, Kelowna, BC
Past Juried Group Art Shows:
September 8 & 9, 2012 - Lake Country ArtWalk
October 25 - 28 - Jewelry & Art Funktional 2012
September 2013 Central Okanagan Arts Council 60th Anniversary Group Public Exhibition
November 2013 - Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art