Bleicher/Golightly Gallery presents “Feel-Sighted,” a group exhibit featuring touchable artwork. Presenting an unconventional way to “see” art, this show displays works that were meant to be touched as the foremost, but not exclusive, way to appreciate the art. Some works have been created by artists with partial vision. Inspired by how influential the role of touch can be in the creation of these works, artists invite their guests to don blindfolds and enjoy the works with their fingers—instead of their eyes.
Employing a diverse vocabulary of textures, forms, and even temperatures, these works invite new considerations and critiques of the traditional visual-only reception of art. Certain showcased artists, who rely heavily on their senses of touch to create their works, invite guests to experience art as the artist does during its formation. The idea was to create work that felt as great as it looked and synthetically inspire the viewer to enjoy it wholly, not just through sight alone.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Center for the Partially Sighted, an L.A.-based non-profit. The Center for the Partially Sighted brings technological training and assistance to those who have lost their sight to help them live independently, and also creates opportunities for them to lead fulfilling and productive lives. We are pleased to coordinate an event that presents works of art to those who have lost much of their sight, as well as to those who typically experience art through their eyes alone. www.low-vision.org