As I walked into the hallway, the first thing I noticed was the origami swans hanging from the ceiling, a few white flowers hung upside down by their stems joining them less frequently. The art begins immediately on your left, with a mural by Jinny filling up blank wall space. There is a sense almost like euphoria in the gallery, a sense of mystery. I feel as though this is a different world than the one I left behind at the door. This is the world of these artists, each expressed through their art, each personality displayed separately and yet all at once. This is a place of discovery, a place to learn about new people, and the art that they have created.
The aesthetic of the gallery is an interesting one; the three artists are very different. Joanna displayed her portraiture, Jinny her almost abstract shapes and designs, riddled also with portraiture, and Alex his photography. Each artist has their own style, and although at times it is hard to transition between such differences, you are really able to experience each artist, and can clearly tell which piece is who's. Joanna's pieces are warm, inviting, and pleasing to look at. They are masterful painting that capture a person's being. Jinny's art is almost introspective; she paints and draws not only what she sees, but what she feels, and she expresses the inner workings of her mind. Alex's art is exploratory, and almost disturbing. He takes pictures that are full of mystery, and you really have to look before you truly understand anything.
Over all, I found the gallery to be a pleasing experience, and find it wonderful to be able to peer into these aspiring artist's minds through their work.