Exhibit dates: October 6 – November 3, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, October 10, 6:30–8:00 pm
The Mystery of You is an exhibition about silent exchanges – seeing and being seen, listening and being heard. Painter Elaine Qiu solicits exchanges with audiences, presenting depictions of “obscure moments and quirks of the human condition” and inviting viewers to write their own one-word responses to her works on the gallery walls. By examining the mystery in others, the exhibition invites the viewer to switch from seeing with the eyes of utility to seeing with the eyes of compassion and to cultivate curiosity rather than judgment.