Persistence of Vision ~ Works of Confusion, Illusion and The Limitations of Perception

A curatorial endeavor by Samantha Levin and Danielle Ezzo in association with Walker Fee
Taking place at
The Theater For The New City
155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
Opening reception:
March 10th, 7-9pm

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Danielle Ezzo and Samantha Levin are pleased to present a show of intriguing works that explore perception and misperception and the limits of the capabilities of the human eye.  The premise of this show was inspired by the Persistence of Vision theory.

This theory, often discredited as a myth, centers around the delay in perception that may occur due to the fact that our optic nerves react slower than the speed of light, and generally relates to how our minds perceive the illusion of motion from a succession of still images such as in a film or animation.  Those who disbelieve this theory say that, “…The proposed fusion or blending of images could produce only the superimposition of successive views, as in Marcel Duchamp’s painting ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’…”  Those who support it point to the way our minds perceive animation as smooth, continuous motion.

This exhibit hopes to explore, loosely, the limits of the mind’s eye and how we may perceive reality in a skewed way.  A broad range of artistic interpretations were chosen in order to explore what branches of creativity this debunked and somewhat mysterious scientific idea could inspire.  Works depicting ideas of time-lapse, miscommunication, the effects of light, confusion, sight and more will be on display.

Please join us for our opening reception on Tuesday, March 10th, 7-9pm.  The Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets).  Complimentary refreshments and food will be served.

Please take a peek at the artists’ websites:

DACK dckaelin.com
Zach Vitale zachvitale.com
Matthew Manbeck
Celine Coleman
Nikki Sneakers http://nikkisneakers.com
Joanna Novelli joannanovelli.com

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