September 12, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Curated by Lillian O’Brien Davis
The Jackman Humanities Institute
170 St. George Street, 10th Floor
Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute’s 2018–19 research theme Reading Faces, Reading Minds, this exhibition seeks to complicate how we think about perception. Works in a diversity of media confront the viewer with perceptual and conceptual disorientation. Some works highlight the way vision is imbued by memory and/or anticipation. Others illuminate the way in which legibility is muddled when something is uncoupled from an original framework or context. There are also works that focus on permeable and delicate structures of looking, such as lenses, filters and screens. When perceptual fibrillations cause cognition to stall, there is an opportunity to explore looking and the conundrum of sight. With this in mind, the exhibition asks visitors to look, yes, look again, and longer this time.
Additional Exhibition Resources
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4-6pm
Jackman Humanities Institute
Please note: The Jackman Humanities Institute will be closed from December 21, 2018 until January 7, 2019.
We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from the Jackman Humanities Institute.