Perception: Color | Line | Pattern - Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Aaron Higgins included in a group exhibition at the Arvada Center for the Arts

Friday, May 31, 2013

Perception (n.): Process of registering sensory stimuli as meaningful experience.

AaronHiggins_tmfrm4Assistant Professor at the School of Art, University of Tulsa, Aaron Higgins will participate in a group exhibition this summer at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, CO. Two of Aaron’s works, “prsm” and “tmfrm” will be on exhibit in Arvada Center’s Main Gallery.   

Aaron describes the technological aspects of his exhibit as a small series of installations using computers, webcams, and flat panel monitors. Regarding the overarching theme, Higgins states, “Camera feeds will be processed, abstracted, and reassembled into new compositions that split and fragment time and space as seen by the eyes of video cameras. Imagery the cameras capture is sliced and abstracted into a new composition creating a colorful mosaic of time”.


This summer’s Main Gallery Exhibition brings 21 artists together to explore what can be accomplished with three basic artistic elements and principles: color, line and pattern. Though artworks in this exhibition have been created over a span of 63 years (the earliest created in the 1950s and the latest works in 2013), they all utilize pattern, line and color to create optically intriguing works of art. Movements in the mid twentieth century such as Pattern & Decoration (P&D), Op-art, and the local Criss Cross movement played a role in the creation of many of the works in the exhibition. What all of these works have in common is an incredible acuity in technique and skill, as well as  systematic and mathematical processes in rendering works that delight and exercise the eyes. Our eyes are always moving, and therefore always perceiving, and by simply looking, your eyes will become the subject of these works of art.

Perception: Color | Line | Pattern

June 6 – August 25, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday June 6, 2013, 6p.m. – 9p.m.

Main Gallery, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003-9985

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm




Mary Whitney