Photo essay: Sussex Place Gallery

by Azadeh Azad
Metro-Morphosis was the title of a recent exhibition at the Sussex Place Gallery in Victoria, British Coiumbia, Canada. Taking its tone from the concept of metamorphosis – a change of physical form, structure or substance, often of supernatural means – and with echoes of the surreal world of Kafka, the show featured 3-D and 2-D works by three local artists / sculptors, Jan Johnson, Klaus Kinast, and Rick Smith. Here are some of those artworks. Enjoy!

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Azadeh Azad

You're welcome, dear Arash

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Loss of innocence: When we become sexual too early, when we "wear" our sexuality while still a child.

Just browsing: We feed ourselves by browsing a book or the Internet.

A successful man: Our constructed rigidity leaves us yearning for the natural, lovely side of life.

Pandora - hope betrayed: When we open a box to discover one specific thing, our hope for this discovery is betrayed if that box happens to be a Pandora’s Box - where that specific thing is followed by a dark storm of evil other things. And Pandora’s Box, by its nature, *prevents us from seeing* what it is.

Yes, Cutting overhead *is* a timely piece!

Hope this helps.


Arash Monzavi-Kia

Thanks Azadeh jaan

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Many thanks for sharing all those nice pictures. Wish I could be there to see them for myself. Liked a couple of pieces more than the rest, but am not sure if I am getting the full sense of them. Appreciate if you can comment / correct:

1. Loss of innocence: is that how we see a girl versus how she is?

2. Just browsing: is that us grazing over the plain of internet?

3. A successful man: solid outside, but soft inside?

4. Pandora - hope betrayed: know a bit about the Pandora Box story, but cannot figure anything about this piece.

5. Cutting overhead: such a timely piece!


Arash M-K


Field of Dream...Field of Reality~ blurring the boundaries

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Azadeh...wihtout a thought by watching these pieces up close one surely is opening a wide gate of subconscious subterranean to its impulses until they come alive in one's multifaceted dream world during the sleep...if in fact one can get one in the age of sleep deprivation and pervasive insomnia...

In many ways it invokes the kind of nightmare mindset iranian had before the iranian revolution