Liza Sylvestre



Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from July 29-Aug. 26
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

Acknowledgment and attempts at increasing understanding of how individuals with compromised abilities navigate the world of the able-bodied and fully sensory has finally reached the disciplines of architecture and design. Using virtual reality and computer monitoring, designers are putting themselves in the environments experienced by those with hearing loss, vision loss, and physical disabilities. Liza Sylvestre, an artist whose visceral paintings express an internal world of acute intelligence and primal sensibility, wears a cochlear implant. What she hears is drastically different from that of the hearing-able. Now, she’s created a multimedia immersion into a world of drawings and video in which obfuscation and encryption allow us to approximate her experiences, and sense the attendant psychological isolation she feels as a result. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 29, with an artist’s talk at 5 p.m.