Specks of Light
By: Tara Chloe Dusanj
People are always saying that it is better to see, perceive and experience things for yourself. While this statement is very true to life it is especially true to art. I recently visited the Satellite Gallery (located at 560 Seymour street) to check out their current gallery exhibit: PROJECTIONS: The Paintings of Henry Speck, Udzi’stalis. Within moments of entering the space, I felt like I had escaped to somewhere else. The feel of the open space in conjunction with the large-scale projection screens and the beautifully hung paintings help to create an experience of subversive, artistic media that speaks to each viewer individually.
The second projector plays a video, which punctuates the living history of Henry Speck. You can listen to it while you view other aspects of the gallery, or you can sit and watch the video from start to finish. In a highly figurative sense, the use of sound and visual projection, creates a unique essence for the artist in residence. It is as though the spirit of the artist is lingering through the walls of the open space. The presence of Henry Speck is illuminated by this touch.I highly recommend that you check out this exhibit. It provides a great venue for introspection, education, enlightenment and inspiration. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with loved ones or alone. As stated before, this is truly something, which you want to see and experience for yourself, whether it be in the company of another or alone, PROJECTIONS proves to be a very delightful exhibit that you won’t want to miss!