Roy Nachum’s Open Your Eyes exhibition at Joseph Nahmad Contemporary;
Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Lighthouse International.
Well Known Artist Creates Unique Handmade Metal Crowns Inscribed
With Words and Poetry in Braille
New York, NY- Lighthouse International is pleased to announce a new partnership with artist Roy Nachum. From May 10 through June 11, 2012, Nachum’s show Open Your Eyes, at Joseph Nahmad Contemporary, at 450 West 14th Street, will raise funds for Lighthouse International. The show includes an installation of 1,000 stacked metal crown sculptures. The proceeds of each sale will benefit Lighthouse International.
Open Your Eyes continues to explore Nachum’s themes of perception and vision, and is divided into four parts; Parallel Realities, large-scale paintings exploring illusion and reality, Color Blind, canvases based on the Ishihara Color Vision Test, Invisible Mirrors, conceptual paintings with poetry in mirrored dot Braille letters, and Sea of Crowns. Sea Of Crowns, symbolizing a limitless sea of aspirations, is comprised of 1,000 gold colored metal crowns, each unique works of art, and each completely handmade. Some of the crowns have punched decoration, many with words or poetry punched in Braille. Each crown will be sold for $100, with $50 of the proceeds going towards Lighthouse International.
The relationship between the artist and Lighthouse International began during the conception of Nachum’s 2011 show, BLIND, a series photorealistic and conceptual paintings, challenging those with both with and without sight to question the limitations of their “vision.“ Nachum consulted with Lighthouse extensively on the show, He says, “I’m very honored to be associated with Lighthouse International. Through them, I have learned a great deal about what it means to be without sight. They were selfless in helping me research my own work, and I am very pleased to be able to give something back.”
In addition, Nachum is currently working on a large-scale work for Lighthouse International’s headquarters. Barbara Gydé, Chief External Affairs Officer at Lighthouse International adds, “We are delighted to be working with Roy Nachum. He is a true visionary and a great talent. He has been gracious and inspirational in working with our clients, inviting them into the creative process and to expand their experience of art”. Lighthouse International Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit www.lighthouse.org. Plus visit this online locale as well to learn more about Roy Nachum’s work.