[Art_beyond_sight_educators] gallery, theater, sculpture, Esref Armagan

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Mon May 9 07:41:08 UTC 2011

At Viewpoint Gallery, a new perspective on the role of art

The gallery will host four shows a year and at first, she'll be inviting 
curators who are more familiar to artists who are often not included in 
mainstream art shows. This summer, she'll work with the Northeast 
Association for the Blind on a show of visually impaired artists.
Lawrence met Martinez at Albany Center Gallery and after telling 
Martinez about the work she was doing with her students, Martinez 
offered Lawrence and her students a slot in the gallery schedule. Only 
two of the artists in the show, Lake and Darcy, were artists prior to 
their injuries. All of the artists have suffered a traumatic brain 
injury that poses challenges to making art. These artists must overcome 
multiple obstacles, from shaky hands to blindness, to express themselves.

"Now Eye See You, Now Eye Don't"

A visual artist goes blind in this darkly comic production about art, 
vision, and the healthcare industry. Complete with dancing doctors, a 
giant rolling eyeball and other visual effects, this original production 
by Off-Leash Area and celebrated local playwright Dominic Orlando is a 
humorous and universal story of loss, dignity and hope not to be missed!

Performances run April 28, 29, & 30 and May 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7 with a 
special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Monday, May 2nd. For 
reservations, call 612-724-7372.

The Show:
Now Eye See You, Now Eye Don't
Created by Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse
with Playwright D


The Ritz Theater Studio Space

Organized by Off-Leash Area

Phone 612-724-7372
Email offleash at offleasharea.org


/*Sculpture for the Blind [I]*/

c. 1920

Constantin Brancusi, French (born Romania), 1876 - 1957

    Constantin Brancusi: 1876-1957

A great deal of uncertainty surrounds the origin of the title and the 
dating of this sculpture. John Quinn acquired it directly from the 
artist in 1922 as an "abstract woman's head" after seeing it at the 
artist's studio the previous summer. Not until 1949 was it published 
with the title /Sculpture for the Blind/.The provocative title indicates 
that Brancusi intended this sculpture not only to be seen but to be 
touched as well, perhaps even touched instead of seen. It related to 
Henri-Pierre Roché's later recollection that the work was shown in 1917, 
at the Society of Independent Artists exhibition in New York, "enclosed 
in a bag with two sleeve-holes for hands to pass through" (cited in 
Tacha, Athena C. "Brancusi: Legend, Reality and Impact." /Art Journal/ 
{New York}, vol. 22, no. 4, {Summer 1963}, p. 241). However, no record 
of this unusual showing has yet been found. The actual use of this title 
may derive from a later work, slightly larger and made in alabaster 
(Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), that was 
shown in Paris at the Salon in 1926 with the title /Sleeping Muse 
(Sculpture for the Blind)/ and in New York at the 1933 Brummer Gallery 
exhibition as /Sculpture for the Blind/.The most commonly cited date is 
based on Roché's recollection. But given the 1922 date of Quinn's 
purchase, as well as the development of related works, it seems more 
likely that the correct date is about 1920. Ann Temkin, from /Constantin 
Brancusi 1876-1957/ (1995), p. 180.



Esref Armagan
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