REFLECTIVE Official Press Release

REFLECTIVE Official Press Release

The Official Press Release for REFLECTIVE, a brand new exhibition by John Mann Gallery.


St. Catharines, ON – June 7, 2024 – The John Mann Gallery is thrilled to announce its upcoming exhibition, REFLECTIVE, featuring the debut showcase of acclaimed artists ARO and Chaka Chikodzi alongside celebrated artist Floyd Elzinga. The exhibition promises to captivate audiences with new works by each artist, offering a unique blend of perspectives and artistic expressions.

Scheduled to run from June 29th to July 27th, 2024, REFLECTIVE will kick off with a Meet the Artist event on June 29th, 2024, from 2pm-5pm. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with the artists and gain insights into their creative processes. During the exhibition, on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 6pm to 8 pm, the gallery will also be hosting an exclusive Artist Talk with Aro.

"Whether you are exploring the shiny surfaces of the artworks or digging deep into your soul, REFLECTIVE is a fitting title for this exhibition that features three of Canada's popular artists" explains John Mann, owner and director of the John Mann Gallery.

Chaka Chikodzi, a Zimbabwean-Canadian sculptor, shares his profound connection with volcanic rock through his masterful creations. His piece "Wheel of Time," crafted from Cobalt Stone, stands as a testament to his journey bridging two worlds, capturing the essence of temporal forces and personal narratives.

Floyd Elzinga's exploration of the modern landscape takes center stage with his series showcasing the natural colors and textures of steel. From panoramic mountainous views to intricate details of nature, Elzinga's artwork invites viewers to contemplate movement and serenity through reflection, as exemplified in his piece "Panoramic Mountain #24-203."

ARO's artwork delves into the realm of emotions and introspection, offering a profound exploration of the soul's reflection. Through his piece "Traversée introspective," ARO invites viewers to contemplate the intricate interplay between what is seen and the emotions it evokes, challenging viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Featuring a diverse range of artworks by all three artists, REFLECTIVE promises to be a transformative experience for all gallery go-ers. Join us at Mann Gallery for an unforgettable exploration of artistry on opening day!

Meet the Artists Event: Saturday, June 29th, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artist Talk with Aro: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Expression Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 29th 2024, to July 27th 2024

Location: 1776 Fourth Ave, St Catharines, ON L2R 6P9

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