Gallery hosting Tworow exhibit

In the Rustad Galleria at the Two Rivers Gallery, Mark Tworow's exhibit called 370KM W will be on display Thursday, starting with opening reception at 7:30 p.m.

Tworow said he's exploring a new kind of art for his latest exhibit.

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"This is a new direction that I've been going in, the idea of these tangles that allow you to be quite abstract with them and yet still allows you to refer to the landscape as well," Tworow said from his Smithers home.

"There's some playful colour in there. I've been painting for quite a while, graduated from art school in 1991 and have just been working away and finding my direction, which is sometimes quite varied. But I'm still moving on this path where I'm using lots of colour, which I think is very exciting to use. It kind of captures an exaggeration of what a photograph does, which never quite does it."

Tworow said he finds he can't quite capture the essence of nature through photography because he finds the colours just fall flat.

"I kind of exaggerate things to try to get the essence of a place," Tworow said.

Tworow grew up camping and hiking in Alberta, which anchored his love of nature.

"I find in our day that there's so much that nature offers if you take the time to slow down in our fast-paced world," Tworow said.

Being on the edge of the wilderness in Northern B.C. makes it easier for us to be in nature, he added.

The exhibition will continue until Sept. 15 with opening reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. There will be light refreshments. Admission is free.

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