September 27 – October 19, 2024
Crystal James’ art delves into the themes of youth and beauty, food, and death.
Youth and beauty are often seen as synonymous, but beauty goes beyond the surface level. When depicting youthful subjects Crystal captures the essence of the subject’s innocence, curiosity, and wonder. Crystal celebrates the beauty that comes from living in the present moment, unencumbered by the weight of past experiences.
Death becomes a prominent theme in our lives as we grow older with an awareness of our own mortality. And food is a reminder of this reality; life is sweet but short. Through her art, Crystal explores the bittersweet nature of this cycle, celebrating the joy of food while acknowledging that we will not live forever.
Ultimately, Crystal’s art is a meditation on the impermanence of life, and the beauty that can be found in every stage of the journey. Through her depictions of youth, beauty, food, and death, she inspires viewers to be present in the moment, and to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the world around them.
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.