"The Persistence of Vision" now on view at the University of Cincinnati

 Hedda Sterne,  Insect, August 23, 1999 , Graphite and oil pastel on paper, 9 3/8 in. x 12 1/4 in.; Collection of The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, gift of Claire Nivola

Hedda Sterne, Insect, August 23, 1999, Graphite and oil pastel on paper, 9 3/8 in. x 12 1/4 in.; Collection of The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, gift of Claire Nivola

The Persistence of Vision: Early and Late Works by Artists with Macular Degeneration, is now on view at the University of Cincinnati. The exhibition focuses on visual artists affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including Lennart Anderson, Serge Hollerbach, Dahlov Ipcar, David Levine, Robert Andrew Parker, Thomas Sgouros, Hedda Sterne, and William Thon.

The exhibition is supported by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, and is curated by A'Dora Phillips and Brian Schumacher of The Vision & Art Project and Aaron Cowan at the University of Cincinnati. From the organizers:

"These artists are highly varied in their approach to making art, and some are still alive and working. Each of them has created a substantial body of work after the onset of macular degeneration, responding to its challenges in highly inventive and individual ways and revealing fascinating continuities between their early and late work."

One view June 8 – July 29, 2018 at the Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery, University of Cincinnati

View the profile of the exhibition by the New York Times
Artists Who Lose Their Vision, Then See Clearly
By Serena Solomon, June 19, 2018