Opening Receptions: YORK + Neo Nostalgia

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Date(s) - 11 Mar 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art



On March 11th at 7pm, the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to invite the public for a free and catered opening reception. We are proud to lauch two exhibitions: YORK by Edmonton’s Sydney Lancaster and Marian Switzer, and Neo Nostalgia by Lake Country’s Mathew Glenn.

The private homes inside Edmonton’s infamous York Hotel are exposed in YORK, the latest exhibition from the Alternator. Once a central point of Edmonton’s urban core, the York Hotel was a bustling traveler’s hotel. It was shut down and scheduled for destruction in March 2010 as a part of efforts by the City of Edmonton to revitalize the area. In September 2011, Lancaster and Switzer took over three hundred photographs of the defunt space, exposing private worlds and telling fragmented stories of individuals who struggled to claim the space as their own. The series questions the displacement of low-income residents in the midst of gentrification.

//Neo Nostalgia//
Technology is something we can’t help but build some sort of relationship with. In the Members’ Gallery, Neo Nostalgia shows digital work from both international and local Okanagan artists that reflects these relationships in abstracted and experimental forms. The exhibition is curated by Lake Country’s Mathew Glenn. The nature of the outdated media used in the exhibition evokes nostalgia, referencing how these relationships develop and change over time.

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