Professor, Terry Marie Konn Ph.D., will be presenting her art in a show “Colored Blind-ness” at the Ocean County Artist Guild at 22 Chestnut Ave. in Island Heights, NJ during the month of November.
The opening reception is Sunday, November 5, at 1 pm. (Check Gallery hours for other times at www.ocartistsguild.org)
The show Colored Blind-ness by artist Terry Marie consists of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces that provoke questions about our perceptions of race, colored-ness, and ethnicity and our own bias and misconceived beliefs. Its aim is for the audience to recognize their preconceptions about race and ethnicity in an emotional and meaningful way.
The use of color in the exhibit creates a visual test to examine and contemplate our notion of what we see, how we perceive it and make judgments before considering and experiencing its beauty, diversity, and humanity. Understanding our bias and prejudices enables us to look beyond color and see the beauty of our world. The show will take the audience down a path of discovering their preconceptions of color and invite them to embrace the beauty of diversity.
In the Gallery – November 2023 – Ocean County Artists’ Guild (ocartistsguild.org)