Bird’s Eye/Worm’s Eye
For this juried exhibition 16 artists examine the method of perspective and how we see things. Specifically, their focus is on the “Bird’s Eye View” of observing objects from above, as would a bird in flight, and the “Worm’s Eye View” which emphasizes seeing things from below as a worm crawling on the ground, with eyes of course, might experience. In addition to the artistic practice of perspective, the exhibit also looks at the ways in which we view and judge different kinds of cultures and customs within our society. This may apply to class, economic status, race, religion, health, sexual orientation, age, and endless other hierarchical markers of social identity. From a particular standpoint, are we looking up or are we looking down?