Repose & Awakening at Smithers Art Gallery

The opening reception for the joint exhibition exploring nature's polar states is July 22 at the Smithers Art Gallery.

A painting from 'Repose & Awakening' at the Smithers Art Gallery.

In this joint exhibition, Prince George artists Simone Benjamin and Mo Hamilton explore nature’s polar states of repose and awakening through abstract expression.

The state of repose is revealed through a reduced palette of shapes and colours to convey a feeling of stillness. The state of awakening is represented through an explosion and overabundance of colours and shapes, allowing fragments of the visible natural word to coalesce into a symphony of shapes and colour.

Simone Benjamin works in a variety of media, contrasting the lightness of watercolours with the heaviness of oil and acrylics.

Mo Hamilton’s paintings are mixed-media/acrylics with layers of paint and collages applied and partially removed during the process.

The opening reception is Friday, July 22 from 7-9 p.m. It is a chance to meet the artists. Admission is free, all are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.


– By the Smithers Art Gallery