Trick of the Eye and Sleight of Hand

August 12, 2015


Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 2 PM | FREE
Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street

In the words of the great magician Harry Kellar, “the end of all magic is to feed with mystery the human mind, which dearly loves mystery.” The same can be argued to be a fundamental purpose of art, which often seeks to entrance the viewer through surprising encounters that open new perspectives unto reality, life and ideas. Following a guided tour of the exhibition Architecture Parallax: Through the Looking Glass, join visual artist Alexander Pilis and magician David Ben (co-founder and artistic director of Magicana) as they discuss the role illusion and staging as well as optics and physics play in their respective practices as magic and art entwine.


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