June 1, 2008

Chambers Gallery

I found the Chambers Kitchen and Gallery to be a very relaxing and interesting place. I loved the many artworks and sculptures around the restaurant area itself and the different pictures in the gallery. One picture I found really interesting was Chen Ping Ping's picture "Bliss" which depicts two women in white dresses sitting or lying down in a room covered in cotton. It gives the idea that bliss is indistinct, simple, and fuzzy. This picture seems to give meaning to the phrase "ignorance is bliss." There is little color other than pink flowers and silver necklaces. The picture implies a simple lifestyle with few material possessions. I thought it also implied that bliss was relaxing and allows one to lay back and not worry about anything. This picture among others appear to hold many meanings and I thought it was pretty interesting.