Time: May 12, 2022 to May 16, 2022
Location: The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1UW, England
Street: Montpellier Gardens, Montpellier,
Website or Map: http://www.gardensgallery.co.…
Event Type: art, -, mixed, with, stamps
Latest Activity: May 1
The Mind’s I:
‘Bridging Perception and Reality’
May 12th-16th 2022. From 10.00pm-05.00pm each day
For many of us, the ability to visualise is something we take completely for granted. For artists however, the power to harness the ‘mind’s eye’ in the service of artistic expression can make the difference between success and failure, plaudits or derision.
ln ‘The Mind’s l: Bridging perception and reality,’ four artists/musicians tackle this mysterious process through a variety of methods. Their work, which will be exhibited at the Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham between May 11 and 17, 2022, features local artists, Christopher Challen, Nicola Clark, Karina Gabner and Barbara Leidl. Their aim? To address specifically the experience of ‘The Mind’s l’ and how it affects artistic process/practice.
One artist, Leidl, lives with a condition known as aphantasia, which is the inability to create a visual image from memory The other three artists, Challen, Clark and Gabner occupy the other end of the spectrum with hyperphantasia–i.e. characterised by extremely intense mental imagery, ‘as vivid as real seeing’.
All four artists process internal/external imagery very differently, but nevertheless rely on visual expression to convey their artistic vision.
Today, even leading neuroscientists are unable to explain why some individuals can visualise, while others cannot. Thus, the mind’s eye, becomes the Mind’s I, a uniquely personal interpretation of what most of us believe is a shared experience, but one that is in fact, anything but.