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Unplug
January 6, 2018 to February 10, 2018

AFCC Winter Exhibit: Sensory Overload

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Electronic technologies impact astounding aspects of our lives, transforming the way we communicate and behave. They are fast and prolific. The over abundance of information we are bombarded with daily can be overwhelming and upsetting. Do we exchange and share too much with excessive messaging, posts, tweets? How do we stop the annoying, intrusive and distracting “noise?”

Superimposed images depict a fury of mixed thoughts being processed by the mind. Graphical representations of sound signals illustrate the strength and frequency of information bombarding us incessantly. To deal, we rely on coping mechanisms to help manage internal or internal stress: separate from a situation, perform a calming ritual or even have a melt down.

Feel overburdened? Can’t keep up? Anxious?
STOP. UNPLUG. BE FULLY PRESENT.

Lee Connolly-Weill
Unplug
Archival digital print


Serenella
January 6, 2018 to February 10, 2018

AFCC Winter Exhibit: Sensory Overload

Cotuit Center for the Arts


Mannequins are inanimate objects with an uncanny sense of aliveness. Making them more (or less) human-like leaves us with feelings of ambiguity. As substitutes for human beings, they become icons of art.
With a sense of detachment, mannequins at Serenella, Newbury Street’s “premier luxury boutique,” watch over pedestrian traffic below. An overload of photographic information is superimposed as one image by using multiple exposures and capturing reflected details.

Barbara Ford Doyle
Serenella
Archival digital print, resin


Sensory overload image
January 6, 2018 to February 10, 2018

AFCC: Winter Exhibit: Sensory Overload

Cotuit Center for the Arts


This subject matter, Sensory Overload, makes me smile. It represents a chance to abandon all ideas of how my work is supposed to look. I enjoy total artistic freedom to let loose and play with color, line and composition. The dance with serendipity feels magical. When I am loyal to my inner child, the work itself becomes a great adventure.

Mary Doering
Sensory Overload #1
Archival digital print