The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, Chinoiseries, presents Gwaylon Leaf’s paintings that use a visual language synthesized from Taoist coded language and symbols.
The exhibition runs at the Courthouse Gallery from October 5, 2022 – January 26, 2023. The Courthouse is located at 885 E Musser Street, Carson City; the gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Growing up surrounded by Taoist philosophy and Chinese art instilled in him a fascination for the calligraphic form. This influence comes from his father who was an artist and professor of art. His childhood was punctuated by frequent trips to San Francisco where the fog and mist of the bay area created a fascination with that sense of isolation and visual filtering the fogs create. He smiled, “Growing up eating my noodles with chopsticks gave me a mixed sense of perspective to the world.”