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On an account of seeing and not seeing


  • Webb Gallery, QCA Galleries 226 Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)
Sonya G. Peters Drawing Blind/Blind Drawing 2015 (detail), graphite on wall, Image courtesy of the artist.

Sonya G. Peters Drawing Blind/Blind Drawing 2015 (detail), graphite on wall, Image courtesy of the artist.

Sonya G. Peters

 On an Account of Seeing and Not Seeing is the studio outcome of my Doctor of Visual Arts candidature and is an enquiry into the realm of perception, of seeing and not seeing, a metaphorical blindness, proposed through the act of drawing. The research project was prompted by the discovery of an old cardboard Leica camera box, containing the mementos and vestiges from the past. It was the re-discovery of this box that triggered in me an awareness of seeing something for the first time, and yet not really seeing; a kind of blindness to knowing, or to an understanding of what was left behind. Blindness of this kind is not the absence of sight; rather, it is the condition of sight, a seeing without comprehending, in which non-seeing intuits other forms of seeing.

 

 

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