Painter seeks to show the simple beauty in the everyday

Impermanence is among the works by Barry Strasbourg-Thompson featured this month at the Cowichan Theatre. -
Impermanence is among the works by Barry Strasbourg-Thompson featured this month at the Cowichan Theatre.
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Barry Strasbourg-Thompson believes the painter's job is to show the viewer another way of seeing things, an expanded awareness.

He is attempting to overturn the traditional way of seeing with an approach that sees magnificence in the everyday,  a healthier view.

He puts that philosophy in action this month in the lobby of the Cowichan Theatre.

He says the drawings, assemblages and paintings in his On Mindfullness exhibition explore this mindful approach: "a joy in impermanence, aliveness in movement, bliss in mystique, grace and wisdom of the commonplace, simple beauty of everyday color awe of the natural world.

"All for the seeing. All to challenge and expand our awareness."

The Chemainus resident has shown at Exit Art New York, Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa),The National Aviation Museum, The Canadian Museum of Civilization. He holds a BFA Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa.

Viewing available to theatre-goers during performances, and one hour before the performance without a ticket. The exhibit runs until Dec. 31.

Call 250-246-4093 or email brush.stroke@shaw.ca for more.

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