Reception: Thursday, June 30 / 6 - 8 PM
Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present 'The Path that Leads to Oneself', a group exhibition featuring Annette Mewes-Thoms, Janusz Obst, and Jon Tsoi. Opening on Thursday, June 30, the exhibition is the presentation of selected artworks from the three artists.
Annette Mewes-Thoms’ inspiration comes from observation of water surfaces. She obtains the clear yet distorted images from reflections created by waves. The reflections give her a new perspective to meditate herself and surroundings. The meandering lines on the canvas engage the viewers and enable them to fully enter the work.
Janusz Obst’s strong light and dark contrasts are created by deeply sculpted surfaces that contribute to narrative scenes that reflects the artist’s experiences. As a young Marine, he travelled the world and spent much of his young adult life in Europe, China, Africa, and India. It is this time period when Obst was captivated by sculpture and cultivated his own style.
The artist encourages the audience to experience the depth, color, dimension and the impression that his works convey rather than a fixed and straightforward definition. Obst believes that the viewers can have different experiences with artworks by bringing their own experiences, memories, and knowledge into the artistic space.
Jon Tsoi’s process of creating artworks is extraordinary and unprecedented. The Blindfold Mystery Art Medicine series was created by the artist wearing a blindfold. The process implicates the significant idea that one continuously observes and experiences the outer world and surroundings while simultaneously reflecting on their inner vision and intuition. The products of this thought process lead viewers to meditate on oneself and the world we live in.
The gallery will be closed on Sunday, July 3