Surface Effects

January 28 – April 21, 2012

Perkins Gallery

Prickly. Gritty. Rough. Smooth. Fuzzy. Texture in artwork creates additional interest because it appeals to two of our senses, touch and sight, instead of just one. It incites curiosity and provokes imagination. Texture can be used to give a two-dimensional object the illusion of being three-dimensional. It can be deceptive, giving cold, solid marble the appearance of being light and soft. Surface Effects explores the various applications of texture in artwork.