This Friday, October 14th, is the opening reception for artist Cody Schibi’s new solo art exhibition “We All Wear Masks” at SprATX! The show, featuring all new artwork by Schibi, tells the story of 11 year old Edward who can't find that perfect, one-of-a-kind Halloween costume. He is spontaneously gifted a mask from his strange, reclusive neighbor, “Old Man” Baker.
When Edward puts the mask on and peers through the eyeholes, his sight is altered in a very odd manner. Instead of seeing the everyday “normal” smiles and friendly gestures of random people, he sees their true forms dripping with anxiety, awkwardness, depression, confusion, anger, sadness, fear, etc. Edward wonders why the majority of people cover their true selves, emotions and forms with fake appearances. After the mask begins to reveal people’s true character, he understands the desire for some to disguise themselves. But others he finds more beautiful without the masks which they hide behind.
In this exhibit, we see what Edward sees as he strips away the masks we all wear every day, which hide how we truly look and feel. Cody Schibi’s We All Wear Masks opening reception is from 7-10pm CST on Friday, October 14th, at SprATX in Austin, Texas. There will be all kinds of goodies at the opening reception, including cold beverages and music.