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Metal sculpture has been central to my expression for the past three decades. Working with a rich supply of found pieces, relics of a bygone era, precharged with energy from their mysterious past.

Finding hand forged utilitarian elements, works of art in their own right, inspired me to explore more about the ancient craft of blacksmithing.

Hand forging techniques are now used extensively in my work approach. Pulling a piece of hot iron from the fire allows a narrow window to work a vision. This is reminiscent of my other passion, bluegrass mandolin.

Pulling off a break of hot licks requires exacting skill, drawing from years of practice to know what sequence of notes will make the moment memorable.

Doug Alcock


 

Exhibitions

2010Members Show, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2009"Art Of The West" juried show, Kamloops Cowboy Festival, BC
2008"Art Of The West" juried show, Kamloops Cowboy Festival, BC
2007Predator Ridge Community Arts Festival, Vernon, BC
Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon, BC
2006Fugitive Gallery, Vernon, BC
Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Life and Arts Festival, Kelowna, BC
Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Cowboy Festival, O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC
2005Predator Ridge Cabin Gallery, Vernon, BC
Fugitive Gallery, Vernon, BC
Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Art Walk 2005, Lake Country, BC
Cowboy Festive , O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC
Cowboy Country Christmas, Kelowna Community Theater, BC
2004Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Fugitive Gallery, group Show, Vernon, BC
2003Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Fugitive Gallery, Vernon, BC
Art Ark, Kelowna, BC
Predator Ridge Sculpture Walk, Vernon, BC
2002Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Predator Ridge Sculpture Walk, Vernon, BC
Art Walk, Lake Country, BC
Sculpture Symposium Exhibition
2001Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Art Walk Lake Country
2000Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Marie Fleming Gallery, Vernon Performing Arts Center Sculpture Show
Third Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition, Washington, USA
Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong, BC
Art Walk, Lake Country, BC
1999 Three Sculptors (Stone, Wood, Steel), Vernon Art Gallery
Garden Sculpture, Sculpture Garden, Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC
Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Lake Show, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC
Vino Show , Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC
Art Walk, Lake Country, BC
1998 Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
Headbones Gallery Group Show, Vernon, BC
Art Walk, Lake Country, BC
1997Cherryville Festival of the Arts
Headbones Gallery Group Show, Vernon, BC
1996Juried Show, Kelowna Art Gallery
1994 "In Pursuit of Excellence", Group show, Vernon Art Gallery
"Celebrate Vernon" Art Show, Vernon, BC
1993Show of work with Bryan Ryley at the Charlton Shim Building, Vernon, BC
 
 

Collections

 Vernon Art Gallery
Kelowna Museum
Holiday Park Resort, Lake Country, BC
Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Vernon, BC
 
 

Commissions (public)

 Raven Art Gallery, Enderby, BC
Collaboration with Bryan Riley “Legacy”, City of Vernon
“Leap of Faith” Canada Lands, Kelowna, BC
“Real Glitz” Vernon Performing Arts Center, Vernon, BC
“Larger than Life” Guishigan Heritage Park, Kelowna, BC
Eclectic Med, Vernon, BC
Fresco, Kelowna, BC
Trowelex, Castlegar, BC
Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Vernon, BC
© Copyright 2007 Doug Alcock