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"Here's What I See" Included in How Do I Look?

  • The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf 290 Congress Street Boston, MA, 02210 United States (map)

A small, interactive piece of mine, Here's What I See, which focuses on complexity and bias in making artwork accessible to those with low or no vision, is included How Do I Look?, curated by Scout Hutchinson & Mary Provenzano, at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf in Fort Point Boston.*

Within the hierarchy of the five senses, sight reigns supreme. Ancient Western philosophy tends to associate vision with knowledge, and Aristotle concluded that “of all the senses sight best helps us to know things, and reveals many distinctions.” Linking visual perception with truth lingers in our contemporary society, in which one declares “I see” to convey that one understands. Yet while sight, for many of us, is often our primary mode of apprehending the world, we are at the same time aware of the pitfalls and deficiencies of visual perception—places where the alleged “truth” of this ocular sense snags on its shortcomings. Far from being an objective sense, one individual’s visual reality is rarely identical to the next. How Do I Look? invites artists to reflect on the flaws in the theory of sight as truth and the subjective nature of visual perception.

Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, February 21 from 6PM-8PM!

*Visitors to the gallery please note that my piece won't be fully in place or labeled until the week of the opening.