A Window into the Mind's Eye


- January 10 - March 15, 2014

Opening Reception - Friday, January 17, 7-9pm

Opening January 10, 2014, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is pleased to present A Window into the Mind's Eye.

Drawing a line with a pencil may seem like a simple act. But through the single action of placing a pencil to paper, an artist has the profound ability to transport a viewer directly into the artist's personal and ephemeral experience, thus providing the viewer a window into the artist's own mind's eye. Some artists observe the world like scientists, and use the line to record the fine details of the natural world, which as casual viewers we fail to notice in our normal lives. Other artists use the line to depict an image an observer could never see; the surreal world occurring only within the artist. However, regardless of how an artist chooses to depict their experience with the world around them, they all share the same seemingly simply building blocks to provide a window into the artist's mind – a pencil and a line. A Window into the Mind's Eye features the work of Hsin-Hsi Chen, Lee Gainer, Yaroslav Koporulin, Beverly Ress, & Jowita Wyszomirska.
A Window into the Mind's Eye will run from January 10 thru March 15, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Friday, January 17, 7 to 9pm. Please also join us for the Artist's Talk on Saturday, February 22 at 3:30pm, as the artists discuss the processes and inspirations behind their hand-drawn works, followed by a casual reception.
Above: Beverly Ress, Blue Macaw, Colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, acrylic paint, structural reinforcement and sewing, 2012
Below: Yaroslav Koporulin, Landscape 1533 from the series NoLand Views, Graphite on paper, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC
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