Monday, September 17, 2012

“Aviora Natura” by Jean Day

One of our new neighbours upstairs is Studio Intent, a clothing boutique and gallery. Renata is a fan of the independent clothing designs the boutique carries. Amazingly the owner remembered the last item Renata purchased from the shop despite it being many months ago.

This month Studio Intent is showing the work of a recent art school graduate, Jean Day. Her sculptural works feature a mixture of taxidermy, sculptural elements, and painted scenes which put me in a contemplative mood. The inclusion of taxidermy certainly brought an emotional response to the works and had me considering their use as a media and as symbology. The show is on until the end of the month.