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; Gaugin'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, synaesthetic artwork can lead us to fully experience this escape. Colorful Textures represents the antithesis of tedious, theoretical and academic work.
We are delighted to invite you to the opening of our 8th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Colorful Textures: Synaesthesia in Art on Thursday, January 24th, at 6pm. The exhibition, curated by a panel of guest artists, is a collection of work from current students studying at schools all around the Boston Metro Area.
Thursday, January 24, 6-830pm
Guest Speaker: Pat Falco, Co-Director of the Lincoln Arts Project
Refreshments provided at the opening, free and open to the public.