Held at the James Watrous Gallery from August 31–October 14, 2012, About Seeing is an exploration of the fascinating differences in how we see. Through works of art, interactive demonstrations, and a series of public programs, this exhibition considers the physiology of color and depth perception, synesthesia, and the effects of vision loss. Focused in depth on the work of Wisconsin-based artists like Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Daniel John O’Neal, and Tom Linfield, the show also includes work from local collections by Chuck Close, Victor Vasarely, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Josef Albers, and Sylvia Mangold, among others. In this gallery talk, recorded on October 7, 2012, artist Daniel John O’Neal and ophthalmologist Barbara Blodi discuss the changes in O’Neal’s color perception after he developed macular degeneration, and how the “eye-mind” relationship works based on research from brain-imaging.
Daniel John O'Neal is a painter from Stevens Point, Wisconsin known for his meticulously rendered realist work in oils. He received a BFA from Western Illinois University in 1978, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.
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