General News · 9th September 2017
The Body Unwrapped opened Friday September 8th to good crowd. Su Jon, Terri Storey and Judith Williams presented 3 very distinct approaches to the theme and yet managed to present a harmonious, unifying appearance. We have here a wonderful show embracing the historical, the traditional/oriental, and the humorous interactive.
Judith’s two early works, stark in their subject matter depicted the early days of inquiry and medicine. The large single work showed a wax body in a glass case with skull pictures above. Although Leonardo DaVinci illustrated anatomical drawings in his private sketchbooks (1510 AD) , this full figure became “legitimate” and was sponsored by the Medici family (1600 AD). The other work (a 6 painting matrix) from the same time in history, was from clay sculptures depicting the different stages of embryo growth and birth.
Terri’s work, pencil sketches and large sufi like brush paintings on rice paper, blend the traditional abstract expressionism with the oriental spontaneous brush work of old. Her sense of colour is sumptuous. Her deep understanding is reflected in her Artist’s Statement: “Art observes and reflects the nature of being human...The mind, psyche, and nature of suffering are observed. Physical and emotional trauma are noticed, woven through tissue, cells, cognition and our engagement with space. Art give witness to healing through a multidimensional exploration.”
Su’s work is thoughtful, puzzling, and humorous. (Even her juxtaposition on the food table of marshmallows and black licorice, I found as pop art and funny!) All of her three pieces demanded audience participation; -the pill container body being a puppet to have its stings pulled, the wire body to attach keys, tags, or weave mint stalks within, to the dark “doctors office” and Su in hospital gown “pretending” to take tests of individual volunteers from the audience.
This last show continues Saturday and Sunday 2-6 PM and next week Friday, 6-9 PM and Saturday and Sunday 2-6 PM. Thanks to all the artists, organizers and most of all the patrons who come out to the shows. Wonderful Cortes!
Su and daughter manipulating Pill Man
black and white !
Comment by Sujon on 10th September 2017
Thank you Richard
As a technician, I just deliver the service. Prognosis is given by the experts when ready.