• The undersides of practice

Jackson, Melanie, 2020, Show, Exhibition or Event, The undersides of practice

Abstract or Description:

The Undersides of Practice curated by Catherine Ferguson & Della Gooden for APT SHOTS
Damian Taylor | Della Gooden | Melanie Jackson | Helen Robertson | Caroline Kraabel | David Ryan

The beginnings of this exhibition lie in a reading of ‘The Origin of Perspective’ by Hubert Damisch, published in 1987 (first translated into English in 1994). In this book Damisch investigates linear perspective, an invention of Painting that employed geometry and the structured positioning of the viewer, to map our three-dimensional experience onto a two-dimensional surface; thereby rendering visual perception ‘truthfully’ via illusion.For the purposes of this exhibition, the curators have a slightly oblique angle of interest in all this. Namely, how through Damisch’s investigations a gap opens up between, on the one hand, the theoretical and technical achievements of Perspective, which are observable and understandable in the work (e.g. geometry) and on the other hand, the philosophical implications of what is experienced aesthetically (the phenomenological and motivated experience of the viewer).

ContributionNameRCA ID
Curator of an exhibitionFerguson, Catherine0911240010138
ArtistGooden, Della
ArtistTaylor, Damian
ArtistRobertson, Helen
ArtistKraabel, Caroline2010030039426
ArtistRyan, David
The Undersides of PracticeAPT Gallery25 Jan - 16 Feb 2020Mixed show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Melanie Jackson
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 18:01
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 18:01
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4708
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