“Perception” Exhibition Opening

January 6, 2017 6:30 pm - January 6, 2017 9:00 pm

Cinnabar Gallery is pleased to present “Perception,” opening Thursday, January 5th, 2017. In works that are slightly different from what they usually show, four artists examine how our perceptions of reality can become twisted or challenged. We humans often imagine that our own private visions of the world are infallible until we are forced to take another point of view, or we may find that we were deceived by an illusion. Such illusions – and the fragility of our powers of perception – are the primary subject matter of the works in this exhibit.

George Krause is an iconic photographer and the winner of two Guggenheim Fellowships, among many other honors. His work in “Perception” consists of striking black and white, shimmering, close-up photographs. This selection does not consist of human models, like much of his work. The photographs’ appearance is deceiving, and they might make the viewer stop and look more closely to determine what exactly is being portrayed.

Bonnie Maygarden, whose work appears at Cinnabar courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, is an acclaimed multimedia artist who received her MFA in Studio Arts from Tulane University. She is interested in painting without the use of technology, although her works often appear as if they were created digitally. Using only the illusion of paint, she produces captivating textures that gracefully undulate between varied waves of color.