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No Hard Feelings | Illustrations by Justine Wong (Toronto)


The first exhibition this fall at Possible Worlds features the illustration work of Toronto-based artist Justine Wong ジャスティン ウォング

※日本語は下です。/ Japanese translation follows.

EXHIBITION: No Hard Feelings | Illustrations by Justine Wong (Toronto)
DATES: September 16 to October 4, 2017
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Saturday, September 16, 12-5 PM (Part of PW's September Art x Music Weekend), free admission, welcome to all
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS NIGHT PREVIEW: Friday, September 15, 7-9 PM
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo, PW Co-Director

No Hard Feelings is Justine Wong's love letter to Japan's seaside. Inspired by her time along the coasts of Japan, the work softly speaks in the language of the sea and comes into form with the land. Each landscape unfolds with the transitional conversations between the two elements, balancing and breaking onto each other to create safe spaces to house all that we feel.

"No Hard Feelings"
とは作家の日本の海沿いに向けて思いを込めたラブレター。日本の海岸で過ごした時間にインスピレーションをうけた作品は、海の言葉で優しく語りかけ、しだいに陸と一体になっていくかのよう。海と陸が調和し合い、ぶつかり合いながら、次第に私たちが感じること全てを包み込む穏やかな場を創り出すうつろいを表しています。

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Justine Wong, is a full-time freelance illustrator based in Toronto and sometimes Tokyo. She holds a Bachelor of Design, Illustration & Graphic Design from OCAD University. Her selected clients include: Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes, Lucky PeachThe Walrus, Aeon Japan Ltd.Co, Literary Review of Canada, Glow, Ace Camps, Abokichi, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, That's Shanghai!, Kyoto Journal, House & Home, Hong Kong Food Crawlers, Bento Box, Uncle Tetsu.

She is the creator of the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of 100 paintings of her meals throughout Japan. She is also a dedicated member of Lunchroom, a creative collective and co-working space based in Toronto where members practice and learn new ways to rebuild the way we cook and eat together.

For more of the artist's works, head here.

For sales or inquiries, contact at info@possibleworldsshop.com

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Earlier Event: September 10
MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE
Later Event: September 17
Possible Worlds: Record Swap + Guest DJs