Kaleidoscope Eyes

Curated by Erin Smith

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalad
e skies
Somebody calls you, you ans
wer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
– The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

Inspired by the classic Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, curator Erin Smith brings us an experience of ‘70s visual culture. With lush, layered photos, vintage fabrics, multicolor imagery, and poetic language, we find ourselves disoriented- yet delighted. This type of visual disorientation points to something larger – our perspective. When we look through the kaleidoscope, we are challenged to look at the world from a different vantage point.

From the Artist
We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. Our foundation is ephemeral, right? Its hard to touch, hard to grasp, but when we catch a glimpse of it, we hold on. Then the kaleidoscope shifts – maybe that one spectrum that caught you, defined you, gets lost. In order to embrace the spectrum of our own kaleidoscope, we need to give ourselves the opportunity to diverge.

The work selected for this exhibit explores vision and its ability to disorient and transform perspective. The photographic prints, vintage fabrics, and curated objects give us a glimpse into the ‘70s and their impact on our lives today.

This exhibit is a part of FUSE: an evening of Dance, Music and Art 

On Exhibit | Jan 25th – Apr 17th 
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