Opening Reception:

Catered

Music DJ'ed by Marcie Bolen Angels of Architecture

Friday, March 20, 2020   6-10 pm

Artist Talk:

Saturday, April 11, 2020

1 - 2:30 pm

Exhibit Closes:

Saturday, April 11, 2020

About the Artist

The duality of self and vision are themes that run through Brittany Guerriero’s artwork. The bright colors and direct gazes of her portraits belie her diagnosed binocular vision dysfunction. Brittany’s art creations are permeated with a “joie de vivre” that engages the viewer and transcends the space between realized vision and dynamic self-portraits.  

 

Brittany is a self-taught painter based in Detroit, MI. Due to an eye problem she cannot see images properly in 3-dimensional space, including her own reflection. As her brain continuously struggled to make sense of it, over time, Brittany became more and more reliant on the 2-dimensional nature of photography to understand both herself and the world around her.
 

Before her diagnosis, she began suffering from non-epileptic seizures and relentless vertigo. Triggered by the slightest head movement, sound, or even dim light, it eventually left her bed bound for nearly a year. One day she carefully made her way through the dark onto her apartment floor. There in the quiet darkness, she started painting from her photographs.

Over and over again, she tried to reconcile the photos with the image she saw of herself in the mirror through a series of self-portraits. This continuous hand-eye coordination helped her recover enough to seek out one last specialist - who diagnosed her with severe binocular vision dysfunction.

Now with the aid of specialty tinted prism glasses, Guerriero continues to paint. She holds both a bachelor of arts and a master of business administration degrees from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

 

Gallery Hours:

Wed through Fri 11 am - 6 pm

Sat 11 am - 4 pm

or by appointment

2439 4th St. Detroit, MI 48201

Ample parking in lot across the street

(313) 656-4190

2439 4th St, Detroit, MI 48201

Wed-Fri: 11am - 6pm

Sat: 11am - 4pm

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