What is Faux Fauvism? Check it out at this New West art opening

Art lovers, be sure to check out the next exhibition at Amelia Douglas Gallery.

Le Néon: Faux Fauvist Art by Josh Byer runs from Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Douglas College Gallery.

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An opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m.

Byer, in an artist’s statement, notes that Faux Fauvism is a self-created style.

“The goal of Faux Fauvism is to pinpoint the moment in cognition when pattern recognition occurs,” he said. “When Faux Fauvism is succeeding, it triggers a ‘cloud gazing’ effect: a state in which the viewer is unable to determine whether they are projecting an image onto reality, or if reality is projecting its image onto them.”

Intrigued? Amelia Douglas Gallery is on the fourth floor north at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus, 700 Royal Ave. Admission is free. See www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents for more information.

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