Artist Talk: Creating with Mental Imagery

Artist Talk: Creating with Mental Imagery

Start date

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00pm

End date

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:30pm

Location

Rockland Center for the Arts

27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, NY 10994
United States

The "Visions of Awareness" exhibition explores the human need for imagery through art by legally blind and low vision artists as well as tactile-sighted artists. Vision does not solely rely on the function of our eyes, it starts in the brain as an idea or thought. When a blind person says "I imagine," it means he too has an inner representation of external realities. Vision, even in the absence of sight, is a need, above all, to visualize. Why does a blind person take photographs, paint, or sculpt? One can't belong to this world if one cannot imagine it in his own way. These artists prove that vision does not come solely from eyesight and discuss their imagery.