The Hirshorn Museum (Smithsonian’s modern art building) presents another wow exhibit, one that gives enough material for long-lasting, multi-level reflection. RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER: PULSE (November 1, 2018 – April 28, 2019) engages the observer in a way that is as much peculiar as it is tantalizing. Continue reading “Hirshorn’s “Pulse”: Experiencing the heartbeat of karma”
J.J. Gibson outlined a radical approach to optics in his 1979 book The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. In order to perceive the structure of space, we need just one thing: light. Continue reading “Gibsonian optics brought to life in the sculpture of Fred Eversley”
Our visual system works for us in strange and unimaginable ways.
It’s easy for us to recognize that the complex scenes before our eyes shift almost continually: the images in the movie theater, the traffic on the highway, the speakers in the boardroom. Continue reading “The left/right visual field distinction”