The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)

The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)

Sculptors holding joint exhibit in Nanaimo

‘Encoded Forms’ can be viewed until May 1 at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio

Two artists will display both collaborative and individual works in a 10-day exhibit in Nanaimo’s Harewood area.

The exhibit, ‘Encoded Forms,’ will show at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, 294 Harewood Rd., from April 22 until May 1.

“Joel Prevost and Darcy Johnson have had many years to develop their visual language and found their artwork overlaps and inspires the other in many ways,” noted a release for the exhibit.

Prevost, a classical sculptor of the human form, and Johnson, an abstract artist interested in the human mind, have each done specific drawings and sculptures that respond to each other’s artwork.

“These collaborations reference the changing human experience of ourselves and our contemporary environment. Both artists’ work express the ‘organic’ coming to terms with the ‘synthetic’ as we collectively confront technology, consciousness and our relationship to other organisms,” continued the release.

Six events will be held at the studio from opening to closing dates of the exhibit; the opening reception on April 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; ‘Meet the Artists at Work’ on April 24 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.; ‘Join Joel For Tea Time’ on April 27 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; ‘Francophone Contemporary Music Evening’ on April 29 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.; ‘Drawing and Sculpting With the Artists’ on April 30 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; and ‘Matinee Concert with Nico Rhodes’ on May 1 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m .

Further information on the studio can be found at www.vancouverislandsculptingstudio.com.

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