LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Insights exhibit was featured recently in the New York Times. “âInsightsâ Showcases Blind and Visually Impaired Artists” gives an nice overview of the exhibit and it artists.
Now in its 20th year, âInsightsâ is the countryâs pre-eminent selected exhibition of paintings, photographs and mixed-media pieces by legally blind artists. What began as an event focused on works of purely tactile interest â just 13 the first year â has evolved into a show of some 120 pieces where the emphasis is on the visual, and on an interpretation of it more in line with the one Ms. Kitazawa had in mind.
Featuring all genres of art, Insights puts serious though into what the exhibit really means, for art and for the blind.
âThe exhibition is framed to be about limits and what can be done within them,â said Lawrence Rinder, the director of the Berkeley Art Museum, who was a juror for âInsightsâ this year. That thematic framing, he added, locates the showâs blind artists very much in the tradition of artists in general. âWe all have limits of perception, and all artists work within that envelope.â
Accompanying the article, ” âInsightsâ Showcases Blind and Visually Impaired Artists“, the times has a slideshow sampling some of the artwork, Art by the Blind. The Insights web site also offers this great video featuring one of the painters.If you find this post useful or interesting, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.