Opening Reception for the Pareidolia Series at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum
An opening reception for the newest temporary exhibit at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City by local artist Trent Lawson. RSVP to Corie Baker at 405.523.3206.
Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where one sees a vague or random stimulus and perceives it as something recognizable. Examples are the man in the moon, cloud shapes looking like animals, Jesus in the burnt tortilla, messages in records played in reverse, and Rorschach ink blot diagrams. This idea is at the heart of the featured work.
Trent Lawson graduated with his BFA in Studio Art from Oklahoma City University in 2002. With his art he encourages the viewer to become a part of the creative process by finding his or her own meaning/imagery in each work. Trent likens his creative process to that of a psychological phenomenon, pareidolia. Examples of Pareidolia are the man in the moon, cloud shapes looking like animals, Jesus in a burnt tortilla, and Rorschach ink blot diagrams.