After Faceb00k: Kelowna is a localized exhibition presented by Montreal-based artists Serge-Olivier Rondeau and Charles-Antoine Blais Métivier. Beginning as a research project in the summer of 2012 at Centre Skol in Montreal, QC, After Faceb00k is an on-going archive of images taken from Facebook profiles. By accessing public user profiles and sorting through a fraction of the millions of images uploaded to Facebook every day, Rondeau and Métivier document and curate unifying themes of locations and their inhabitants. Themes range widely from hunting trips to vacations with dolphins to photos of feet.

In this way, Kelowna’s citizens supply the material for our own self-portrait while adding to a much larger bank of images collected from Facebook users worldwide. Printed as inkjet prints and categorized in large-scale wall installations, the images collected from Kelowna’s edition of After Faceb00k allow the public to take a critical look at online social platforms and their place in our lives.

Serge-Olivier Rondeau and Charles-Antoine Métivier live and work in Montreal, Quebec. Charles-Antoine Métivier is a multidisciplinary artist with a BA in Visual and Media Arts from the University of Quebec. He has presented work in collective exhibitions in Quebec and throughout Canada, and has participated in an artist residency at Cittadellarte in Biella, Italy.

Serge-Olivier Rondeau has a Bachelor of Communication with a focus in film from the University of Quebec, and has participated in group exhibitions throughout Canada, France and the UK.  He has also worked extensively in film in Montreal, QC and Trouville, France.

Visit the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art between April 4 and May 17 to view the exhibition. Please join us for an opening reception and artist talk on Friday, April 4 at 7 pm. The event takes place at The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and is free to the public.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located in Kelowna at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists, focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues.

Attn Editors: For more information, images, or to schedule an interview with the artists please call Lorna McParland (Director) at 250-868-2298.

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