February 8, 2013 - Comments Off on Perceptual Vigilance

Perceptual Vigilance

THE AVA GALLERY in partnership with Spier, invites you to

Perceptual Vigilance, Curated by Kirsty Cockerill

Participating artists:

Mncedi Bodlo
Zemba Luzamba
Ayanda Mabulu
Richie Madyira
Fikile Mqhayi
Richard Mudariki
Taurai Muzambi
Cinga Samson
Khaya Sineyile
Zolani Siphungela
Adolf Tega
Shakes Tembani
Anathi Tyawa

Opening on Monday, 11 February 2013 at 18:00.
Exhibition closes on Thursday, 7 March 2013.

Perceptual Vigilance is the act of noticing something somewhere only to subsequently notice it everywhere.  A situation, a gesture, a colour, an object, anything that holds particular importance to the individual is easier for them to perceive. Perceptual Vigilance is the process by which individuals activate a form of selective perception based on their particular frame of reference. It is a tool that assists us all; artists, curators and the public at large to sort through our sensory data. Perceptual Defence, its binary opposite is likewise a tool, and to commonly a blindness that allows an individual to not perceive reality in order to protect themselves from internal dissonance and psychologically unpleasantness. Thirteen painters negotiate their individual concerns in an exhibition distilled to reflect as much their own, as the curator’s Perceptual Vigilance. Political surrealism, the binding of stories, an investigation of truth and blindness, the awake and the sleeping, reality and dreams.


Richard Mudariki - Symbols of African Art

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Published by: AVA Admin in Exhibitions, Past