Michelle Genders ‘Phenomenal’ opens tomorrow at the Paper Plane Gallery, 727 Darling Street Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia. Entrance to the exhibition is free.
“In the midst of making work, I’ve always found myself trying to create an illusion. I decided to embrace this tendency and began investigating Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s visual illusions. He studies the underlying mechanisms of visual perception in the brain and generates illusions that activate those mechanisms. As compared with ‘Op Art’ of the 1960’s, advances in computer technology and neuroscience have generated illusions of increased complexity and intensity.
I began to develop my own drawings and small-scale sculpture in response to the Professor’s illusions, and the papers that he writes about them, by using some of the principals he employs. Upon review of the Professor’s website, and the work I’d been making, I realised I’d originally been drawn to particular illusions, and created certain forms in response to them, because I was reading meaning into them.”
The exhibition opens on 28th March 2012 (6-8pm) and runs from the 29th of March until 15th Apri. Opening times are Thu & Fri 12 to 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm.