Doppler Shift

Mel Prest, Vielen Danke Schoen, 2013 (courtesy of The Visual Arts Center of New
Mel Prest, Vielen Danke Schoen, 2013 (courtesy of The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey)

Joanne Mattera photoblogs a walkthrough of Doppler Shift, a group show featuring 27 artists, curated by Mary Birmingham, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, on view through January 18, 2015.

The press release notes that the "works in Doppler Shift explore the illusion of difference between two- and three-dimensional space... [The] exhibition examines the relationship of the viewer to the work of art by investigating how shifting perspectives alter the visual experience. As various factors change—the viewing distance, angle of vision, lighting conditions, duration of looking—forms and objects seem to shift between two and three dimensions, creating spatial ambiguities and visual disorientation. The interaction of color and line may prompt similar optical sensations, making stationary lines and forms appear to move."