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Christos Dikeakos, October 31

Christos Dikeakos, October 31 (2011), chromogenic print [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]

Christos Dikeakos: Nature Morte

Kelowna Art Gallery
Kelowna BC – Jun 21-Oct 5, 2014

Christos Dikeakos, Fuji Culls (Apple Tree) 2011 (2011), medium [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]

Christos Dikeakos, Fuji Culls (Apple Tree) 2011 (2011), chromogenic print [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]

Christos Dikeakos, Tent Caterpillars 2

Christos Dikeakos, Tent Caterpillars 2 (2011), ink-jet photograph [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]


Although long associated with Vancouver and its photo-based artists, Christos Dikeakos has deep roots in the Okanagan’s Naramata region. His wife, Sophie, grew up among its lakes and sage. Together the two own an apple orchard.

As in his earliest work along Vancouver’s False Creek waterfront, Dikeakos’s interest in Okanagan apple orchards extends beyond the photographic to include aspects of the material culture common to those who live and work within it. Thus, rather than have the gallery be devoted wholly to photographic prints and projections, Dikeakos and curator Liz Wylie have garnished the space with, among other things, vintage apple-box labels from the artist’s personal collection.

Accompanying the exhibition is an attractive colour publication that is more like an ethnography than a catalogue. Images from the exhibition appear alongside historical documents focused on the region’s water issues, land use and overall apple economy. Contributors to the publication include photography expert Claudia Beck and Vernon-based poet/orchardist Harold Rhenisch. The foreword is by Jeff Wall.

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Christos Dikeakos, Orchard, Osoyoos, BC

Christos Dikeakos, Orchard, Osoyoos, BC (2011), ink-jet photograph [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]

Christos Dikeakos, Fallen Apple Tree
Christos Dikeakos, Fallen Apple Tree (2011), ink-jet photograph [Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Jun 21-Oct 5]


 Wed, Jun 11, 2014