Wanda Lock: Flying Machines and Poems Sung by Strangers

May 6 to Nov 4, 2013

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Lake Country-based artist Wanda Lock decided to create the visual-and-text analog to her own imaginary playlist for her six-month-long commission at the Kelowna International Airport. She is creating three panels, each about eight feet high and twelve feet wide, painted with acrylic on canvas. These will tile together to form a long, colourful mural. Images of airplanes, spaceships, TIE Fighters (from the Star Wars movies), and space shuttles are seen moving along the composition from left to right, and various lines from songs that relate to flying will be painted onto the work.

Wanda Lock grew up in the Okanagan and studied art at Okanagan University College and then at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. She has been exhibiting professionally since 1993 and is represented in the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery.

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