Alright you guys, sorry for the late post but in case you missed it, here's my exposition on whitespace's 2015 August exhibit, Soft Eyes.
Soft Eyes is a group show curated by gallery artist Pete Schulte, on view at whitespace gallery from August 7 - September 12 2015. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm.
It is undoubtably a successful exhibition when you spend a significant amount of time in a gallery and on your way to the car involuntarily spin around to get one last look at a few paintings/artists that are still so present in your mind you can almost taste it. (for me it was John Dilg & the peculiar Julia Fish) Tasting the art? Apparently that's exactly what the curator was going for. Mixing the sense. Soft Eyes explores the principles and qualms of emotion you receive when taking in more than one's surface-value, exploring the totality of what is in front of you. (If we did that with each other think of how much we would discover..) Walking through the two gallery spaces, I physically took a state of 'soft eyes', allowing other emotions to surge when my sight was restricted. *be carful, there's a beam in one room* I have to tell you, it was exciting to experience the artwork in total. The way the elements effected my personal state, allowing me to focus not on image but on the energy emitting from each piece brought me back to the days when I first fell in love with art. Before the days of simply going, "i like it." or "i don't." Life wasn't as fast paced and you took time, experiencing and analyzing each piece to the fullest. With an array of subject matter, shapes, color, and concepts, this exhibit took me on a brilliant rollercoaster of emotions, bringing to surface varied sentiments that have not been stimulated in quite some time.