Paradigms of Perception

MESA Studio & Gallery proudly presents to the public Paradigms of Perception.


POPkw is an art exhibit focused on showcasing the work of artists using visual, conceptual, and literal expressions of ideas. Seeing through the eyes of the artist versus what the viewer perceives. Challenging the norm or popular opinion of how we view art and the world around us and how we use that information to form our own opinions or views.

Our goal is to open the lines of communication between artist and audience. To create a dialogue. Engage the viewer and explore the differences and similarities in our perceptions.


Exhibition dates:

Opening Reception- Thursday October 27th 8pm-11pm BUY TICKETS

Regular Exhibition Hours- Friday October 28th-30th 11am-5pm


Our headlining artist is Meghan Sims. Megan is visually impaired with a condition called Acromatopsia which affects the way she sees color and light. BBC recently did a documentary on Megan and her impairment that has been purchased by the Discovery channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZo5LOCGmt4


Other participating artists include myself, Jennifer Gough a local abstract artist. www.mindseyestudioart.com

Chris Austin a local emerging artist www.chrisaustinart.blogspot.com

edmund law a Toronto based artist working mostly in installations http://www.awolgallery.com/artists/edmund_law/

Nik Harron a talented painter who has recently relocated to Kitchener from London On http://nikharron.com/

Christine Reid http://www.christinereidphotography.com/ a local photographer who will be creating an interactive guest activity.


M.E.S.A. Studio & Gallery has in the past, and continues to be an active supporter of local charitable causes. In keeping with this tradition and since this exhibition is focused around vision, we are partnering with the CNIB. All admission fee’s will be donated to CNIB

Please join us!

We would like to thank all of our POPkw sponsors for their generous support.

Little Mushroom CateringEleven Consulting,   The Sign Depot,   THEMUSEUMGreystone Design Group Inc.   Gibson Sound and Vision, &  Guest DJÂ Joe Drust

Also, a huge thank you to The Kwawesome Foundation for awarding POPkw the People’s Choice award!