Ennis Quadrangle, Patron Saint of Honne and Tatemae*, acrylic and collage on stonehenge, 2009. Click image to view source.
Lots of good stuff happening on the Paseo tonight.
aka gallery is featuring Fear Not The Needle, hand-sewn photographs by romy owens. I have new work in aka's back space, including the one pictured above.
Josh Heilaman's lush, fantastical paintings are on display at Art of Yoga. Treat yourself.
JRB Art at the Elms is showing the work of Jim Keffer and John Wolfe, along with their annual Small Works exhibit. Each 8x8" piece in this show is priced at a mere $180! Get 'em while they're hot. Here's my piece, a little piece o' me.
Don't forget the Girlie Show! (As if you could.) Hit the Paseo at 6:00, see the Girlie Show after 8:00, or go back to either on Saturday afternoon. You can do it all!
* I first heard the terms honne and tatemae in this NPR story about translating the untranslatable. Author Christopher J. Moore, in his 2004 book In Other Words, describes these concepts this-a-way:
Tatemae: A term often translated as "form," but it also has the specific cultural meaning of "the reality that everyone professes to be true, even though they may not privately believe it." For privately held views, the Japanese have a different term, honne, meaning, "the reality that you hold inwardly to be true, even though you would never admit it publicly." The British civil servant muttering the reproach "bad form, old boy" over a drink in the club, may be expressing something very close to the quality of tatamae.