Pendulum I

Pendulum/Pendula opens at Touchstones Nelson on Friday

Pendulum/Pendula is a series of paintings produced collaboratively by artists John Hall and Alexandra Haeseker.

Living in the tension between beauty and repulsion, playfulness and danger, Pendulum/Pendula is a series of paintings produced collaboratively by artists John Hall and Alexandra Haeseker.

With colourful subject matter drawn largely from Mexican culture, the work is rendered in the stunningly photorealistic style they’re both known for.

Hall and Haeseker met when they were students at the Alberta College of Art and Design in the 1960s. During their collaboration in the early 1990s, they spent half of the year in Calgary and the other half in Guanajuato, Mexico.

This influence can be seen in their use of objects from both traditional Mexican culture and Western consumer culture. Haeseker lives in Calgary and Hall now calls Kelowna home.

The opening reception is at Touchstones Nelson on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Hall and Haeseker will give an artist talk about their work at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition will run until Nov. 15. Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon St. For more information call 250-352-9813.

Just Posted

Buddhist monument to be dedicated in Slocan cemetery

A new post has been created to mark the site where at least nine Japanese Canadians were cremated

COLUMN: 1919 – Forest fire threatens Rosemont

From the files of the Nelson Daily News

LETTER: A good news story

From reader Lonnie Snyder

School District 8 names new international principal

Jann Schmidt has been an educator for 26 years

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read