"Elsewhere", a solo show by artist Jonathan Ching opened at the Silverlens Galleries last October 29. This successful show of photographs and paintings will end this Saturday, November 21.
Just like before, this artist presents us with an unconventional view of aesthetics. In his multi-panel paintings and his photographs, we glean insights into the memories and interpretations of the artist--the allure of the simple, the attraction of the broken-down, and the beauty in the unexpected.
Big and proud, these signature detailed impastos must require so much both physically and mentally. All the work and time to translate thoughts and experiences and plans into creating these evocative artworks must be a repetitive cycle of exhaustion and gratification. From one small moment when Jonathan Ching sees something we are blind to, and feels something we are numb to, the knock on his door opens us to a whole new world, a step into beauty and hope. The whole process takes the artist "elsewhere", just as we eventually are too.
As Paulo Coelho says, "Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way."
|SOMEWHERE CALLED RED|
|INTO THE FOREST|
|WARM IS THE COLOR OF MY DREAM|
|THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SEA|