doppler shift

In the Eye of the Beholder
A look at the works in Doppler Shift

This exhibition examines the relationship of the viewer to the work of art by investigating how shifting perspectives alter the visual experience. As various factors change—the viewing distance, angle of vision, lighting conditions, duration of looking—forms and objects seem to shift between two and three dimensions, creating spatial ambiguities and visual disorientation. The interaction of color and line may prompt similar optical sensations, making stationary lines and forms appear to move. The unconventional or unexpected placement of art objects creates interesting and playful juxtapositions that respond to the building’s architecture, with its angled walls, high and low ceilings and expansive windows.

—Mary Birmingham, curator