Seen and Unseen                    October 20- November 26 2018 

Curated by Jicky Schnee

 

Seen; to perceive with the eyes; to discern visually; to deduce mentally after reflection or from information.

 

Unseen; unperceived; unobserved; invisible

 

“The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it” Henry James.

 

We all know what it is to see, to be seen and to have thoughts, feelings or opinions recognized.  In seeing we perceive the reality of a thought or appearance. The unseen on the contrary goes undetected—but it can achieve this invisibility in many different ways.  It can be simply undiscovered.  It can be unnoticed.  It can be concealed or camouflaged.  It can be guarded and shrouded or veiled.  It can be intentionally disguised.  It can even be something that is actively suppressed. Seen and Unseen is an examination from all angles, political, global, personal, conceptual, and theoretical, of that which is perceived and that which is unobserved or even invisible. 

Artists: Melissa Dadourian, Sigal Ben-DavidLes St. LeonEddy Martelly, Anne Mailey, Jicky Schnee, Terry Jones, Nin Brudermann, Janine Iversen

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