With a nod to the expression “20/20 vision,” Studio 22 Open Gallery on Market Square has launched a series of exhibitions for 2020 called “It’s a Vision Idiom.” . . . . The first of the series, titled “More than Meets the Eye,” has recently opened and features the work of painter Norman Takeuchi and fibre artist Phillida Hargreaves.
“Some years ago, as a way of coming to terms with my ethnicity, I began integrating into my predominantly abstract paintings images from traditional Japanese woodblock prints to illustrate the concept of duality – of being Japanese and Canadian.
“Rocks are the exposed bones of the earth. Their size, solidity and longevity appeal to me, and the forces that form and sculpt them intrigue me.”
What are we really seeing when we look at another person? This is one variant of a question that two new shows at Studio 22 seem to be asking.
Studio 22’s latest exhibition forces viewers to confront challenging questions about beauty, mortality, and self-image.
Flesh and Bone is a show of two separate, yet complimentary, bodies of work by two unique artists that viewed side by side reminds us of our own mortality and suggests that perhaps beauty is not only skin deep.
Human beings are wonderful actors. Our masks help us get into character and we call on our counterpart as needed to act out the scene as the script requires.