By offering viewers an unprecedented way to exercise the
experience of their own retinal afterimages, Your colour memory
advances Eliasson’s evolving exploration of perception, subjectivity
and the fluid border between nature and culture.
release with artist’s biography.
- Reviews of Eliasson exhibition:
- View images from Your
images of 360° room for all colors, a related
work by Olafur Eliasson from 2002.
- September 13, 7:30 pm: "Your Unintended
Confidence" Lecture by Olafur Eliasson.
Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. Gallery will be open one hour before
and after the lecture.
- September 14, 5:30-7:30 pm: Opening
reception in the gallery.
- October 26, 7:30 pm: "Vision and
the Brain" Lecture by Dr. Oliver Sacks, M.D. Kuch Center.
Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall.
- October 28, 7:30 pm: "On Chromophobia" Lecture
by artist/writer David Batchelor.
- Tuesday, January 4, 12 noon: " Why
the world is (not) gray: the emergent perception of color" Lecture/Demonstration
by John Siegfried, Ph.D., Professor of Physiological Optics and Psychology
at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. The Little Theatre (directly
adjacent to the Art Gallery), Spruance Art Center.
All events are free and open to the public.
Catalog with essay by Jonathan Crary available Spring
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 3pm
- Thursday, 10am - 8pm
- Saturday & Sunday: noon - 4pm and by appointment.
This project has been funded by the Philadelphia Exhibitions
Initiative, a granting program of The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered
by The University of the Arts. Additional support provided the National
Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Zumtobel Staff,
and the Friends and Advisory Board of Arcadia University Art Gallery.
Lecture by Dr. Sacks sponsored and funded by the Arcadia University Distinguished
Lecture Series with additional support from the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Consortium for higher Education (SEPCHE).
|Why the world is (not) gray: the emergent perception of color
a lecture/demonstration by John Siegfried, Ph.D., Professor of
Physiological Optics and Psychology, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Tuesday, January 4, 12 noon
The Little Theatre (directly
adjacent to the Art Gallery), Spruance Art Center
Free and open to the public.
Dr. John Siegfried is a distinguished member of the faculty of
the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, where he has
been a Professor since 1980. In addition to affiliations and positions
with institutions across the nation, he is author of over one hundred
papers and presentations on the subject of the electrophysiology
of human vision and its diagnostic clinical applications. Applying
his experience with diagnostic tests in color vision, visual thresholds,
and contrast sensitivity, he will address the following topics
in his illustrated lecture:
- Why there is no "color" in the external environment only
electromagnetic energy of different wavelengths and intensities
reflected by surfaces.
- Why there is no "image" on the retina of the eye, if
by "image" we mean form, color, contrast, and motion.
- How the perception of color is created by
visual processing in the retina and visual cortex of the brain;
and why does "red" look "red",
- How color appearance can be affected by adjacent chromatic
- How color processing can go wrong in inherited and acquired
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