What We See, How We See
NOW ON VIEW
Images seep into our everyday lives and inform our understanding of the world. We have become used to this onslaught, as pictures flash by us through social media—like Instagram, television advertising, pulsing LED billboards—as if we were flipping through a magazine. What we are doing is looking, grabbing a superficial intake of immediacy. Seeing is not the same as looking. To see an image is to slow down and observe a totality of visual information over a period of time. Looking is passive. Seeing is active and all-inclusive.
What we see in these galleries are varied ways of conveying ideas, thoughts, and emotions through both realistic and abstract images and gestures. Each of the artists represented here has a point of view and something to communicate through visual action. How we see their expressions is highly personal to each of us, and how we see and comprehend their work is filtered through the lens of our own experiences and modes of interpretation.