March 9 – March 17, 2018

Opening Reception:  March 9, 6-8 pm 

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the next installment of the Intermission Series When the face ends, an exhibition featuring selected works from University of British Columbia Visual Arts students.

When the face ends refers to the concept of lived history defining appearance. A human face is not only a face, but the documentation of what the face has experienced. This idea is explicit in the artworks in the exhibition; their appearance exists as their history, changed and manipulated by interactions with human bodies, creating tensions between appearing, history, future and being.

The exhibition features the work of Peter Navratil, Kyle Berthaudin, Kara Sikora, Carmen Winther, Pip Dryden and Arden Boehm. The artists use experimental methods to explore how art objects and spaces are contextualized by appearance, past and future. Using interactive installation and sculpture, the exhibition melds the human body’s physical presence, actions and effects with the artworks and the space.

The Alternator will host an opening reception for When the face ends on March 9 from 6 to 8pm. The event is free and open to the public. When the face ends is on show at the Alternator from March 9-17.

Intermission is a joint initiative between the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and students of the Critical and Creative Studies Department at UBC Okanagan. It is intended to be a ‘show between shows’ at the Alternator to assist local art students gain practical work experience in a professional exhibition environment. It is funded in part by the UBC Partnership Recognition Fund.