The The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is hosting an artist reception tonight for its “Scents & Medical Sensibility” exhibit. Time is 6 to 8 p.m. at 1632 U Street NW. The exhibit runs through May 3.
What’s the scope of the exhibit?
Have you ever pondered how the olfactory sense affects visual perception, or how a scent can evoke a dormant childhood memory? In this unconventional exhibition international curator, art critic and clinical allergist, Kóan Jeff Baysa, MD, asks artists and fragrance researchers to explore how the physical self experiences and knows the world through the sense of smell. Some artists, using aromatic oils and fragrances, transform the traditional gallery into an olfactory lab; others use visuals to invoke olfactory stimuli. Visitors will experience the connection between physical health and visual, gustatory, and olfactory aesthetics.
Exhibiting artists are Peter Hopkins, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lepage, Anne McClain, Gayil Nalls, Carrie Paterson, Jiayi Young, Shih-Wen Young and Tobias Wong.