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Multiple Dimensions by Sally Canzoneri (Spotlight)

  • Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Bluetone Milan Stair View

On display: October 5 - 28, 2018

Multiple Dimensions by Sally Canzoneri
Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone Guest Artist

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6 - 8:30 pm
Meet the Artist: Saturday October 27, 2 - 4 pm with an Artist Talk at 2:15 pm

Sally Canzoneri describes herself as an artist who “captures images with a digital camera and turns them into works on and of paper.” For this exhibit Canzoneri started with images she captured in Milan, Italy and created a number of two and three dimensional pieces. This gives viewers a window on the artist’s process. It also gives them a chance to view the same imagery in multiple dimensions, and consider how differently we experience two and three dimensional work.

Her overall goal, Canzoneri says, “is to create an exhibit where viewers find even more dimensions, seeing beyond what is immediately apparent in the pictures – and in the world around them.”

Canzoneri’s three dimensional pieces include lenticular pictures and sculptural artist books. Lenticular pictures combine two images so that viewers moving by see one picture from one side and a different one from the other side. This structure forces viewers to move, gaining different perspectives on the content of the images; but the viewers must complete the link between the images. The way the images are tightly integrated gives viewers agency and choice, making the viewer  part of the process of creating or eliciting an emotional response.                                

Like her lenticulars, Canzoneri’s artist books use unusual forms to amplify the content of her images, drawing viewers to explore and participate. As with the lenticulars, what viewers see changes as they move around the pieces. The books also have kinetic elements, with moving parts and the possibility of manipulating them to change their shape and what parts are visible.

Sally Canzoneri’s art has been shown and won awards in numerous group and solo shows. The DC Commission on Arts and Humanities has recognized her as an Arts and Humanities Fellow and by adding a number of her pieces to the District Art Bank Collection.

Milan Stair View Multi Book

Earlier Event: September 5
Dreams by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists
Later Event: October 5
Touchstone Gallery Member Show