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Penticton based artist's dark vision of life on display at YLW

The Touch of the Master's Hand is on display until May 11, 2015 at YLW.
Image Credit: Johann Wessels
November 14, 2014 - 7:29 AM

KELOWNA - The latest art gracing the walls of the Kelowna Airport's departure gates come from the imagination of a Penticton-based artist.

Johann Wessels has created the installation entitled Side Show, describing it as a parallel to touring exhibitions of art — the production rolls into town and people turn out to take in the show.

The images are displayed on the Kelowna Art Gallery's forty-foot-long satellite gallery space located nera the security screening area and range from a ripple in a pool of water to a cluster of grotesque faces in front of an enlongated, striped circus tent, all in the style of realism, but also with a sense of distortion and the surreal.

Wessels holds a BFA from the University of Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He moved to Canada in 2000 and to the Okanagan in 2011. 

Johann Wessel's: Side Show will be on view until May 11, 2015.

Image Credit: Johann Wessels

Image Credit: Johann Wessels
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