Opening Reception for "Colorful Texture: Synaesthesia in Art"

Starts:
6:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ends:
8:30 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/hillel/gallery
Contact Name:
Holland Dieringer
Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception of the 8th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, titled “Colorful Textures: Synaethesia in Art.” Synaesthesia [sin-is-thee-zhee-uh] is a joining together of sensations that are normally experienced separately. Different textures, shapes, and lines can create a more vivid experience for people who experience synesthesia, yet applies to everyone’s experience of art in how highly textural, colorful pieces leave more of an imprint on our minds; Gauguin’s tropical blues, oranges, and yellows of Tahiti, or Pip and Pop’s sugary sweet installations of candy. These engaging works of art remind us that art can be an escape from reality, and that highly textural, synesthetic artwork can lead us to fully experience this escape. Colorful Textures represents the antithesis of tedious, theoretical and academic artwork. Participating student artists come from all levels and universities/colleges from the Greater Boston Area. Come to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and conversation with the artists. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display January 24, 2013 – February 26, 2013. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for more info. You can find these links on our official BU webpage.