The Persistence of Vision: Early and Late Works by Artists with Macular Degeneration, is currently on view at the University of Cincinnati
The Persistence of Vision: Early and Late Works by Artists with Macular Degeneration, an exhibition that explores the inventive and personal ways artists respond to the challenge of working with the loss of sight, will be on view at The DAAP Galleries: Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery at the University of Cincinnati from June 8 to July 29 2018.
The exhibition is curated by A’Dora Phillips and Brian Schumacher, from the Vision and Art Project, and Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries, and is supported by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation. There will be an opening reception on Friday June 15 from 6-8 pm.
The Persistence of Vision brings together 50 works by eight artists affected by macular degeneration. Artists included in the exhibition are: Lennart Anderson (1927–2015), Serge Hollerbach (1923), Dahlov Ipcar (1917–2017), David Levine (1926–2009), Robert Andrew Parker (1927), Thomas Sgouros (1927–2012), Hedda Sterne (1910–2011), and William Thon (1906–2000).
By juxtaposing art produced both before and after the onset of symptoms, this exhibition is an extension of The Vision & Art Project’s overall mission. It demonstrates how deteriorating sight can inspire new and unique images. These artists honed their other faculties, drawing from remembered gestures, memories and their imaginations. Through adapting their practices, they forged new insights into familiar subjects, and discovered a clarity of inner-vision.
Our film about Robert Andrew Parker is forthcoming soon
In collaboration with Cathleen O’Connell of Desert Penguin Pictures, The Vision & Art Project has made a short film about Robert Andrew Parker. Along with making it available to view on our website, we’ll be hosting an in-person screening at the Cornwall Library (details forthcoming).
To correspond with the release of the film, Rachel Walls has organized a major exhibition of Parker’s work at her gallery, Rachel Walls Fine Art (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), on view now through the end of the summer.