Artwork by Jorden Blue and David James Doody in the exhibit Side Saddle.

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A new exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery delves into the conflicting views of the boyhood perception of masculinity

A new exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery delves into the conflicting views of the boyhood perception of masculinity and adult realities.

Victoria artist Jay Hanscom’s exhibition, Nickels and Dimes, is in the Main Gallery and features mixed media drawings as well as large-scale mixed media and resin pieces on wooden box frames. Hanscom’s goal is to bridge the gap between his youthful concept of “good art” and the work he now produces, by using symbols associated with his childhood.

“I produce work that has a very strong connection to history and in particular a mass marketed and romanticized history,” Hanscom said. “Both pop culture and art historical contexts infiltrate my work. My creative explorations are strongly influenced by passions for, and broad interests in, music and film. Much inspiration stems from a weakness for childhood space adventure, classic westerns and film noir.”

Visitors to the Campbell River Art Gallery will also want to see the exhibition Side Saddle by married artists Jorden Blue and David James Doody. The pair has worked as a collaborative team for the past 11 years, and believe communication has been the foundation of their artistic relationship. For Side Saddle, sponsored by Denise Mitchell Interiors, they’ve created new work featuring paint on canvas as well as a mailbox surprise. The couple describe themselves as among the new school of Vancouver artists “toppling the walls of tradition in search of a more lucid menagerie of over the top multi-media objects and interactive environments.”

Meet Hanscom, Blue and Doody at a reception Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Campbell River Art Gallery and see an award-winning hip hop dance performance by CR DanceXtreme. Come see Nickels and Dimes and Side Saddle until Oct. 26. Note the Gallery has switched to fall and winter hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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