Exhibition \\ Art & Nature Center

Eye Spy, Playing with Perception

On view June 19, 2010 to May 22, 2011

Eye Spy features engaging works that explore the act of perception. Through manipulation of light, form, color and line, leading contemporary artists show viewers how perception is based as much on what we think we should see as on what we actually see. Abstract sculptures create surprisingly recognizable shadows, for example; holographic images fool us into thinking we're seeing 3-D. On view in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, Eye Spy encourages visitors to examine how perception and illusion influence the way we interpret the world.

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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