This evening I attended the opening of an art show entitlted “Aliens and Make-up.” The show featured the works of James Adamson, one of the parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish (my home parish) here in Winnipeg. The show consists of roughly 60-80 paintings of faces done in acrylic on canvas (I didn’t read the promo material carefully and my knowledge of paintings media is very limited). The point of the show was to examine and question our culturally acceptable understanding of beauty. James’s paintings do a real good job of getting at the beauty that lies in the face of each person.
If you live in Winnipeg and read this I highly recommend that you take in the show. It is being held at the Artbeat Studio, 4th floor, 62 Albert St. The show runs Fri and Sat., Aug10,11 and Tues-Thurs Aug14-16. times 12-5 p.m. Artbeat Studio is a studio run for consumers of mental health services, and more information can be found on their website. Although I have no pictures to show from James’s show, a little bit about him can be found here.