Shifting Perspective: The World Through Another's Gaze

February 3 - July 5, 2015
Education Hallway

Very often, the impulse to share a unique experience fuels the creation of art. Works in this exhibition demonstrate various ways in which artists have created objects that pinpoint, preserve, or embellish a particular moment. For example, František Kupka uses watercolor to transport us to a heightened reality with intense focus on detail and character. A photograph by Donald Sultan (detail at right) transforms wisps of smoke into a sculptural experience. Each of the five artists represented engage with a medium well suited to capturing the fragile and intimate moments that most inspire them, freezing a moment of their own gaze and distilling that experience for future viewers.

Hayley Larson (OC 2014), curatorial assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, curated the exhibition.

Image:
František (Frank) Kupka (Czech, active in France, 1871–1957)
Deux Harlequins et Columbine, late 19th–early 20th century
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Gift of Frederic (OC 1955) and Zora Pryor, 2008.11.19