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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.

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