Eyes Forward "For Lygia"
This project involves photographing the experience of time with Lygia, a 94-year-old grandmother, and creating a collaborative book called Eyes Forward "For Lygia" based on the images. Twelve people were invited to mark their response or reflection on the images they chose in the book. The project aims to explore the lived experience of making and seeing the work. An interactive element during exhibition encourages visitors to share their comments, and the work is expected to evolve differently with each sharing. Overall, the project confirms the presence of both the artist and collaborators in this unique co-creative space.
1. Julie Delegal
2. Karis Leigh
3. Stafford Gregoire
4. Generative Pre-trained Transformer
5. Justin King-Hall
6. Samantha Silver
7. Nathan Brujis
8. Yuseff Smyth
9. Lee Davis
10. Anonymous response received during inaugural exhibition
11. Dylan Matthew
Collaborators respond to the project images with personal messages using various media applied directly to the interior pages of the book.
*Selected images documenting the evolving process of making this work will update to this page in real time.
UPDATES: 04. 27. 2023
The Artist's book and three framed photographs are currently installed in the UNF Gallery of Art. The opening reception on April 27th was great fun. Thank you to everyone who attended the event (exhibition continues through May 12). After the gallery closing, please feel free to connect with me via the contact page. There is a link there to include images if you would like to share a response of your own. Thank you again.
EXHIBITION EVENT & SCHEDULE:
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design presents
UNF SENIOR EXHIBITION
APRIL 27 - MAY 12
Please join an exciting group of artists for the opening night reception
April 27, 2023 at 5:00 pm
University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
The UNF Gallery of Art is located on campus at Founders Hall, Bldg 2, Rm 1001