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Things are not always as they seem. This elusive concept haunts the periphery of three distinct artists’ works. For the month of April, Projects Gallery announces three simultaneous solo shows of disparate artists who are united under the umbrella concept of Perception : Reality.

Canadian Ross Bonfanti creates his popular concreatures by rescuing cute, stuffed animals from thrift stores and ripping the stuffing out of ‘em. The empty vessels are then filled with concrete. Once cured, the fur skin is peeled away, leaving a disarming concreature in place. Textured with the underside of the fabric, with fur embedded in the exposed seams, these sculptures retain their plush appearance and original features, including button eyes and noses. The resulting sculpture is a constant juxtaposition between the expected and the actual.

Projects Gallery is pleased to present these three divergent artists from different regions of the continent. Each will be given their own exhibition space to focus on the individual artist, but the thematic thread connects them all. Popular in their own right, Perception : Reality invites the viewer to discover what lays beyond the first impression of these three artists’ works.

Perception : Reality will be on display April 6 - 25, 2009. There will also be an artist reception First Friday April 6th from 6 - 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.