Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
January 31 – March 5, 2017

In medical terms, stereoscopic vision refers to the single perception of a different image from each eye blending into a uniform whole. Tossin deftly presents or infers two disparate impressions in each of her works, forcing the viewer to see both, uniquely, but simultaneously comprehend them as a whole, and in so doing begin to understand the complexity of the world in which we live. This allows her to skillfully highlight and explore concurrent yet conflicted existences and conditions: natural/manufactured; two/three dimensions; co-dependent economies; intention/actuality; United States/Brazil. Tossin embraces humor, slang inferences, and references to art and design history to point out the stumbling blocks on the path toward a globalized reality in the realms of economics, culture, environment and development.

Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision was the first exhibition to bring together key objects from several bodies of work, thereby revealing the connections that weave throughout her oeuvre to form a unified vision.