The Vision & Art Project’s summer 2018 exhibition, “The Persistence of Vision,” undertaken in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Galleries, garnered national and international attention, shining a spotlight on the eight artists included in our show.
The New York Times published a lengthy article by Serena Solomon, featuring a studio visit with Serge Hollerbach and selected artwork from each of the eight artists in the exhibition. "'There is such a thing as a second childhood,'" Solomon quotes Hollerbach as saying about the post-macular degeneration change in his paintings. "'To be playful, you have nothing to lose. Nothing to lose is a kind of new freedom.'"
At Artsy, Claire Voon focused on the various ways artists, as exemplified by the exhibit, continue “creating work after vision loss… and stay true to their own style and ideas.”
Dagney C. Ernest’s article for The Camden Herald in Rockland, Maine focused on Maine artist William Thon’s (1906-2000) inclusion in the exhibition and how his former sight therapist, Nancy Warren, made that possible by loaning works from her own collection.
At Aeqai, Christopher Carter provided in-depth analysis of works by Dahlov Ipcar, Hedda Sterne, Lennart Anderson, and David Levine, summing up his insights in his concluding statement that "The Persistence of Vision" exhibition drew "more than usual attention to creation as a precarious process, fully embodied and thus necessarily fragile."
Calling “The Persistence of Vision” “potentially powerful and groundbreaking,” CityBeat Cincinnati named it one of the best arts and cultural events in Cincinnati the weekend it opened.
Dorrie Rush at Ophthalmic Edge praised "The Persistence of Vision" exhibition for challenging the assumption that "an artist who is losing sight would come to a tragic end."