January 20 – april 13, 2024
Special Reception: January 20th from 1-3 pm
Solo exhibit by Robyn Rennie
Seeing Beyond is an immersive experience featuring 27 new paintings each accompanied by a full sized tactile replica for accessibility. The element of touch gives you an elevated art experience. Audio descriptions allow you to hear the artist’s insights and inspirations.
About the Artist
After significant vision loss, Robyn developed her unique style featuring bold colours and interesting textures in part to convey how she experiences the world. Her award-winning paintings and public art pieces have been prominently displayed all over Ontario.
Each painting will have a full sized, tactile replica beside it. This replica allows the audience to touch and feel the work and experience the textures and 3-dimensional features.
Audio descriptions will be available for each piece. A custom-designed, dedicated headset will be mounted beside each painting, so that you can hear the artist describe the painting and discuss the inspiration behind it.
The arrangement of each set (painting, headset and tactile replica) will be very consistent for all paintings to make navigation easier. Textured indicators on the floor will facilitate locating each set using mobility canes.
Braille and Large Print descriptions and instructions will be available.