Artists Jim Unger and Vladimir Kolosov challenge their audience to look at the world in a whole new way in their new show, titled In the Labyrinth of Dreams, at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.).
The opening reception takes place Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes a talk by Kolosov at 6 p.m. on the inspiration behind his art and process of creation.
Inspired by such artists as Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, and Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Kolosov’s work focuses on transforming his experiences into visual symbols and creating a unique language to reflect the world in all its many forms.
Each piece invites the viewer to participate in the dialogue, to question what reality is and how our experiences, thoughts, and emotions inform and ultimately create what we see.
Unger of Clayburn Copperworks explores themes of nature, acceptance, and impermanence in his new copper sculptures and wall hangings.
Pieces such as The Copper Veil call to mind the veil separating this world from the next and the existential dilemma each one of us faces as we approach the transition.
The show runs until May 10. For more information, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.com.