The McLean County Arts Center presents Heather Brammeier ’s exhibition Lose the Feeling in the Brandt Gallery June 17 – July 29, 2017. The free and public Reception will be on Friday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.
"The juxtaposition of vivid red and blue creates strong color vibration. The concepts used to explain this optical effect—simultaneous contrast, retinal fatigue, and afterimage—rely on our understanding of struggle to illustrate what are actually chemical reactions occurring in the brain. The contrasting colors and their afterimages are described as fighting for dominance, which creates the sensation of vibration. The concept of desire is utilized as well; we describe the eye as “wanting to rest”, or “wanting to see the opposite color”. Strong emotional language is necessary to explain a phenomenon that challenges our perception of reality. A natural connection is made between optical struggle and internal conflict".
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