“It is the function of art to renew our perception.” - Anaïs Nin
We ask the question, who creates meaning, the artist or the viewer? The artists exhibiting in this new show at ViVO Contemporary do not subscribe to the romantic vision of the isolated genius. They do suggest that their work is generated by the cultural ideas of society that use the artist as conduit. They have their own stories that have lead to the work that you see in this show, yet art belongs to the perceivers who interpret it according to their history and experience. Art does not exist as an isolated body of work separated from the perceptions of the viewer. Rather, art’s meaning is an activity of perceivers making sense of the work. Perception and meaning are intimately connected and fully express their power when they are bound together in a non-judgmental seeing of reality, unfettered by thought and deeply connected to pure perception.
“The Rich World of Perception”
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